Hosts Qatar out of World Cup, Netherlands survive Ecuador scare in 1-1 draw

The Netherlands, Ecuador and Senegal are the three teams which are in contention to qualify for the next stage from the group.

Hosts Qatar out of World Cup, Netherlands survive Ecuador scare in 1-1 draw

The qualification race from Group A of the FIFA World Cup has narrowed down to three teams with Qatar being dumped out of the football showpiece event after just two group games.

The hosts' slim chances of making it to the next stage were eliminated on Friday after the match between The Netherlands and Ecuador, which ended in a 1-1 draw at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.