World Cup Group A table, 2022 standings: Updated results and fixtures for Qatar, Netherlands, Ecuador and Senegal

The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador in their first-ever appearance in the competition on November 20.

The pair are rated as underdogs to reach the round of 16, with Group A heavyweights Senegal and the Netherlands facing off in Doha 24 hours later.

Senegal are heading to the World Cup after winning their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 2021. Meanwhile, the Oranje are looking to make up for lost time after missing out on the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The prospect of Senegal looking to improve their place in the quarter-finals in 2002, the uncharted territory of Qatar at a World Cup, Ecuador returning after their own absence from the World Cup and a resurgent Dutch team all do lots of twists and turns as we wait to see what happens in Group A.

MORE: Complete 2022 World Cup schedule: all matches, times, dates and fixtures

World Cup Group A standings

Crew PLS generalist O D L GF Georgia GD
A1: Qatar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A2: Ecuador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A3: Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A4: Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

World Cup Group A results and schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium Final result
Sun 20 Nov Qatar vs Ecuador 11 a.m. Al Bayt
Mon 21 Nov Senegal vs Netherlands 11 a.m. Al Thumama
Fri 25 Nov Qatar v Senegal 8am Al Thumama
Fri 25 Nov Netherlands vs Ecuador 11 a.m. Khalifa International Airport
Tuesday, November 29 Netherlands v Qatar 10am Al Bayt
Tuesday, November 29 Ecuador versus Senegal 10am Khalifa International Airport

World Cup groups tiebreaker

FIFA has confirmed the continuation of its final group stage rankings and tie breakers for the 2022 World Cup, with the final positions being ranked according to the system below.

  1. Points obtained in all group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question
  5. Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question
  6. Number of goals scored in matches played between the teams in question
  7. Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction can be applied to a player in the same match):
    • Yellow card: −1 point;
    • Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points;
    • Direct red card: −4 points;
    • Yellow card and direct red card: −5 points;
  8. Draw.

2022 World Cup Group A betting odds

Pre-tournament betting odds for the Netherlands and other Group A teams in major world territories are listed below (odds via BetMGM for US, Sky Bet for UK, Sports Interaction for Canada and Ladbrokes for Australia).

Crew To win the group
Netherlands -250 (WE) 1/2 (UK) 1.41 (BOX) 1.50 (AU)
Senegal +450 (WE) 4/1 (UK) 5.61 (BOX) 5.50 (AU)
Ecuador +500 (WE) 11/2 (UK) 5.79 (BOX) 5.50 (AU)
Qatar +1600 (WE) 11/1 (UK) 16.00 (BOX) 1:00 p.m. (AU)
Crew To qualify
Netherlands -1400 (WE) 1/7 (UK) 1.13 (BOX) 1.10 (AU)
Senegal -105 (WE) 5/6 (UK) 1.92 (BOX) 1.91 (AU)
Ecuador -110 (WE) 11/10 (UK) 1.82 (BOX) 1.91 (AU)
Qatar +375 (WE) 7/2 (UK) 3.77 (BOX) 4.50 (AU)
Crew Win the world cup
Netherlands +1400 (WE) 14/1 (UK) 9.39 (BOX) 1:00 p.m. (AU)
Senegal +8000 (WE) 100/1 (UK) 75.10 (BOX) 81 (AU)
Ecuador +15000 (WE) 150/1 (UK) 92.00 (BOX) 126 (AU)
Qatar +25000 (WE) 500/1 (UK) 156 (BOX) 251 (AU)

Will the 3rd place teams qualify for the 2022 World Cup?

In short, no they don’t. FIFA has confirmed that third-placed teams will not qualify for the Round of 16, with only the top two nations from each group qualifying for the Round of 16.

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