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2022 World Cup: Frenkie de Jong 'Punches' Cheikhou Kouyate in His Private Parts During Senegal vs Netherlands
- A rather awkward and painful incident added humour to proceedings at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha
- African champions were taking on the Netherlands in a Group A encounter
- Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong accidentally connected with Lions of Teranga midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate's nether regions
There was a 'coming-together' during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Group A encounter between Senegal and the Netherlands, though it wasn't funny for Cheikhou Kouyate.
As the Lions of Teranga midfielder jumped to head the ball, Dutch midfield maestro Frenkie De Jong's hand accidentally collided with Kouyate's private parts in a wince-inducing moment. To make matters worse, it appeared that Kouyate tweaked a muscle at the back of his leg, forcing him to be substituted.
Striker Cody Gakpo would then open the scoring in the 84th minute after somehow beating Édouard Mendy to a high cross.
In the earlier match of the day, England thumped Iran 6-2 in the two nations' opening match. Yesterday in the opening match of the tournament, Ecuador defeated hosts Qatar 2-0 - with both teams set to meet Senegal and the Netherlands in the same group.
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World Cup 2022: Heartwarming moment as Japan fans clean stadium after Qatar vs Ecuador match
As reported by Sports Brief, the fans are not new to this noble act, first going viral in 2018 after a knockout game against Belgium in Russia. Their nation had just been dumped out of the World Cup in a brutal manner, after a scintillating comeback from Belgium.
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Japan thought they were on course for a quarter-final appearance, only for Belgium to turn around and beat them 3-2. However, that did not deter their spirit as they cleaned the stadium. They have subsequently been seen doing so in other events, such as the Rugby World Cup.
The fans were then asked why they are cleaning up after a match that wasn't theirs, to which they replied, 'the Japanese don't leave trash behind'.