Qatar 2022: What happens if England and Senegal tie in the round of 16?

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© Michael Steele & Alex Grimm/Getty ImagesPhil Foden of England and Edouard Mendy of Senegal

On Sunday, the Al Bayt Stadium will host another match of the Round of 16 of the World Cup 2022, featuring England and Senegal. Here, check out what would happen if the match ends in a draw.

England once again silenced their critics with a dominant second-half performance against Wales in the group stage, leading to a 2-0 victory and a place in the round of 16 at Qatar 2022. As such, their most dedicated supporters will be hoping they go far in Qatar. Senegal, who finished second in Group A after defeating Ecuador in their last match of the group stage, will be their opponents in the round of 16.

The Three Lions will be confident going into the game having never lost an international match against an African side in 20 attempts. With this being only Senegal’s second appearance in the knockout stages of the World Cup, they will be up against a tough opponent, despite feeling much less pressure than their opponents.

As an added bonus, several Senegalese players are under contract with English clubs and will be motivated to get angry. They may be without Sadio Mane but the Lions of Teranga still have a host of stars in the likes of Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly, Watford’s Ismaila Sarr and Leicester’s Nampalys Mendy.

What would happen if England and Senegal tie in the Qatar 2022 Round of 16?

It’s a one-game format in the World Cup’s Knockout Round, starting from the Round of 16 and ending with the Final. That implies there is no opportunity to attempt to win the series by taking game two at their home stadium. An error of any kind will have disastrous consequences.

If at the end of regular time in the England and Senegal clash in the World Cup, the score is tied, the sides would play two 15-minute periods of extra time. If the score still remains tied, the team that will face the winner of the France vs Poland matchup in the Quarter-Finals will be decided on penalties. All games in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, from the last 16 onwards and including the Final, will use this tiebreaker method.

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