World Cup 2022 live updates: Netherlands up 2-0 over Qatar in second half

Four years after missing the World Cup completely, the Netherlands beat Qatar 2-0 on Tuesday at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, to top Group A and advance to the knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Netherlands vs. Qatar Highlights | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Netherlands vs. Qatar Highlights | 2022 FIFA World Cup

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Netherlands 2, Qatar 0

Setting the stage

The host country’s team was aiming to earn its first win of the tournament after two straight losses. The Netherlands would advance to the knockout stage with a win or draw.

26′: Gakpo Goal!

Cody Gakpo struck first for the Netherlands, moving into a prime position to advance to the knockout stage. It was Gakpo’s third goal of the 2022 World Cup.

Netherlands’s Cody Gakpo scores goal vs. Qatar in 26′

Netherlands's Cody Gakpo scores goal vs. Qatar in 26'

Halftime: Live group result scenarios

If this result holds, the Netherlands would win Group A and play in the round of 16 at 10 a.m. ET Saturday — possibly against the United States.

49′: Second half starts with a bang!

Frenkie De Jong’s goal off a rebound gave the Netherlands a commanding 2-0 lead.

Netherlands’s Frenkie De Jong scores goal vs. Qatar in 49′

Netherlands's Frenkie De Jong scores goal vs. Qatar in 49'

68′: Netherlands goal reversed due to handball

The Netherlands nearly had its third goal of the day, but it was reversed on VAR due to an apparent handball penalty on Gakpo.

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