Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup, had an early farewell to the tournament after losing to Senegal on Friday evening.

Iran PressMiddle East: A 3-1 defeat to Senegal, coupled with Holland's 1-1 draw with Ecuador, means hosts Qatar became the first side dumped out of the competition, with zero points and just one goal from their opening two games.

Qatar is rooted to the bottom of Group A with one game to play and became the first team to be knocked out of the competition after the Netherlands avoided defeat against Ecuador later on Friday.

Boulaye Dia (41) and Famara Diedhiou (48) struck either side of half-time to put Senegal in control as they set about responding to their opening-night defeat to the Netherlands.

Mohammed Muntari pulled one back (78) with a historic first goal at a World Cup finals for Qatar, but the hosts' unlikely comeback lasted just six minutes as Ahmadou Dieng restored Senegal's two-goal lead (84). 219