2022 FIFA World Cup host, Qatar became the first host country of the tournament to get eliminated after its first two games following a loss to Senegal on Friday November 25.

Qatar plunged into a second successive defeat in Group A on Friday, losing 3-1 to Senegal. Their loss came after they were defeated by Ecuador 2-0 in their group opener on Sunday and leaves them with zero chance of qualifying for the knockout phase after Ecuador and the Netherlands played out a 1-1 draw.

The host country still have one final game against the Netherlands on Tuesday, and should they manage to pull off a shock win, they can only finish on a total of three points, which is not enough to catch their group rivals.

South Africa is the only other host nation to be knocked out in the group stage of the World Cup, but they were only knocked out in the final game of the group stage in 2010.

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