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World Cup 2022 LIVE: Netherlands vs Ecuador Latest Score, Goals & Updates from Qatar – Ecuador’s Hitstrip After Equalizing Enner Valencia

Valencia and Ecuador train ahead of the Netherlands’ World Cup Group A test

A place in the round of 16 is offered to the winning team when Ecuador and the Netherlands meet in Group A this afternoon. The South American team impressively beat Qatar 2-0 in the opening match of the 2022 World Cup and know that a second victory today will ensure them a secure qualification to the knockout round. The same can be said for the Netherlands, who left the match at the end of the match against Senegal before finally taking all three points.

Enner Valencia was the player of the moment for Ecuador, scoring both goals in Al Khor and delivering an impressive performance from the centre-forward. He is also team captain and will need to repeat his previous performance if his team hopes to beat the Dutch this afternoon.

Louis van Gaal’s side shared their goals with praised striker Cody Gakpo and midfielder Davy Klaassen, who scored late goals against Senegal on Monday. The European team is favored to progress quite far in this tournament after leaving the 2018 edition, and securing a pre-match knockout ball will allow them to live up to pre-tournament expectations.

Follow all the action on our live blog below or CLICK HERE to follow the preparations for the England vs USA match:

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1:1 Ecuador

66 mins: A neat move from the Netherlands that finally found a rhythm in attack, but Teun Koopmeiners’ shot is recalcitrant and well over the bar!

Kieran JacksonNovember 25, 2022 17:26

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1:1 Ecuador

64 mins: Great game – Ecuador stays ahead!

Holland everywhere behind. Valencia beats his player on the left and pushes the ball into the box, but Nathan Ake well blocks Michael Estrada’s unfortunate shot!

Kieran Jackson25 November 2022 17:24

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1:1 Ecuador

59 min: Ecuador hits the bar!

Van Dijk blocks the first shot well, but then Ecuador’s Gonzalo Plata hits the crossbar fiercely with his left foot – and Noppert is beaten!

Holland on ropes – they need to wake up here!

Kieran Jackson25 November 2022 17:20

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1:1 Ecuador

58 mins: Cody Gakpo is definitely the top player of the Netherlands – he powerfully handles several challenges before hitting half of Ecuador.

Yellow card to Ecuador’s Jhegson Mendez for an earlier clip at Memphis Depay – his second booking means he will miss the final group match against Senegal.

Kieran JacksonNovember 25, 2022 17:18

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1:1 Ecuador

54 mins: A great test for the Netherlands – they conceded the first goal of the tournament and it’s time for midfield and attack to come to the fore.

Because they are currently largely dominated by a very strong Ecuador team!

Kieran JacksonNovember 25, 2022 17:15

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1:1 Ecuador

49 mins: Ecuador equalizes – and this time it counts!

It’s Enner Valencia again! Comes in after Noppert saves Pervis Estupiñán’s hard shot – and he’s on the side with Nathan Ake playing him!

A well deserved goal for the Southerners! All-square in Khalifa!

A great celebration for the whole team!

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Kieran JacksonNovember 25, 2022 17:09

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Ecuador

SECOND HALF: It’s the second half at Khalifa International Stadium!

The Dutch make a substitution at half-time: Memphis Depay replaces Steven Bergwijn.

Kieran JacksonNovember 25, 2022 17:06

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One more look at Ecuador’s disallowed goal!

Replays show that Jackson Porozo was indeed offside and although he did not touch the ball, he was in the field of view of Dutch goalkeeper Andries Noppert!

Kieran JacksonNovember 25, 2022 16:58

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Ecuador

HALF-TIME: The Netherlands still leads… ONLY!

Cody Gakpo’s scream in the sixth minute set the game on fire, but Ecuador were the better team for the most part and can consider themselves unlucky not to equalize!

It’s not over yet for Louis van Gaal’s team!

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Kieran JacksonNovember 25, 2022 16:51

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World Cup 2022: Netherlands 1-0 Ecuador

45+3 mins: Ecuador seems to have scored…but disallowed!

Pervis Estupiñán instinctively directs an Ecuadorian shot into the net… but Ecuador is ruled offside and in the line of sight of the Dutch goalkeeper!

VAR looks at and stands by the decision on the pitch. Ecuador is not happy!

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Kieran JacksonNovember 25, 2022 16:49

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