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Netherlands start World Cup with 2-0 win over Senegal

Neither side was able to break the deadlock for the first 45 minutes at the Al Thumama stadium in Doha, Qatar.

In minute 65, Boulaye Dia attempted to score a goal with a close-range kick but was denied by Dutch goalkeeper Andries Noppert.

The Netherlands broke the stalemate when Cody Gakpo powered a header into the back of the net, assisted by Frenkie De Jong in the 84th minute.

Davy Klaassen doubled the lead with a close-range finish in stoppage time (90+9).

In another Group A match, Ecuador won the World Cup opener against host nation Qatar as team captain Enner Valencia netted the ball twice for the 2-0 victory on Sunday.

Source: Anadolu Agency