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Senegal beat Ecuador 2-1 to reach World Cup knockouts

A soccer fan cheers before the World Cup group A soccer match between Ecuador and Senegal. AP

Senegal qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Ecuador 2-1 and eliminating their opponents.

Senegal leapfrogged Ecuador into second place and a spot in the last 16 thanks to goals from Ismaila Sarr and Kalidou Koulibaly.

Starting line-ups for the World Cup Group A match between Ecuador and Senegal at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on Tuesday (kick-off 1500 GMT):

Ecuador (4-4-2)
Hernan Galindez; Angelo Preciado, Felix Torres, Piero Hincapie, Pervis Estupinan; Gonzalo Plata, Moises Caicedo, Carlos Gruezo, Alan Franco; Michael Estrada, Enner Valencia (capt)

Coach: Gustavo Alfaro (ARG)

Senegal (4-3-3)
Edouard Mendy; Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Koulibaly (capt), Abdou Diallo, Ismail Jakobs; Idrissa Gana Gueye, Pape Gueye, Pathe Ciss; Iliman Ndiaye, Boulaye Dia, Ismaila Sarr

Coach: Aliou Cisse (SEN)

Referee: Clement Turpin (FRA)

Agence-France Presse

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