As the Netherlands held Ecuador to a draw in Group A, Qatar became the first host nation to exit the FIFA World Cup. In their second match of the competition, the Qataris were defeated by Senegal 3-1. Their opening match resulted in a 2-0 loss to Ecuador. Meanwhile, Ecuador and the Netherlands are also currently at three points. Qatar will only be able to finish the group stages with three points, even with a victory on the last matchday.
The Qatari players will have to work extremely hard to score even one point given that they will be competing against the powerful Dutch. In contrast, the Netherlands’ second match of their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign ended in a tie. Dutch early advantage thanks to Cody Gakpo. Enner Valencia, who has three goals and is currently the tournament’s top scorer, equalized things in the second half.
, a talented midfielder for the USMNT and Juventus, has drawn attention with his performances in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. McKennie talked to GQ about his feelings before the competition. I’m feeling excited, he remarked. Not just myself, but the entire team has spent their entire lives daydreaming about it. Few of us had previously competed for this country’s national squad in the World Cup. Given that we didn’t cut the previous one, I believe the entire nation is prepared as well. Thus, we have all been waiting for eight years.
McKennie also discussed his preparations for the Qatar extravaganza. Since it is part of your daily routine, you simply continue to do what you have been doing. The World Cup is being played in the middle of the season, so I believe you are a little bit more cautious leading up to it because you don’t want to risk injury. McKennie was dealing with a couple of injuries before the competition. Regarding his recuperation, the Juventus star remarked, “I like to fully withdraw from soccer if I’m not on the practice field or doing some form of recovery or something.” I enjoy making music, and I have a recording studio in my home. I play video games or watch movies.
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