For the first time in the World Cup history of Senegal, this is the first time they have lost a group game against any European opposition in the history of the World Cup, which means they have to be really careful in their upcoming matches.
The Netherlands is the only nation that should have won a World Cup or two in its history, but unfortunately, they missed a slot of chance, which has left them trophyless till date. Netherlands is also a perennial underachiever prone to flat-out collapses.
I also think Senegal is the best African team this year at the World Cup. African teams underachieved in the last World Cup. This was the very first time these two countries ever met, and unfortunately for Senegal, they lost at the group stage for the first time ever since they started participating in the World Cup. Senegal's confidence heading into this match wasn't so high because this was the first time Senegal was starting a game without Mane since November 2021.
In the 2018 World Cup, Senegal conceded goals in the 86th, 78th, and 74th minutes. Four years later, they begin the 2022 campaign with a defeat to the Netherlands after conceding in the 84th and 99th minutes. The Netherlands, on the other hand, surprisingly achieved victory over Senegal with two goals without a response. Goals from Gokpo and Klaasen prove that the Netherlands are stronger even without Memphis Depay.
If Senegal, the best team from Africa, loses to the Netherlands in their first game, do you think an African country can make it past the group stage?
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