Ghanaian Born Mohammed Muntari Scores Qatar’s First Ever World Cup Goal

Ghanaian Born Mohammed Muntari Scores Qatar’s First Ever World Cup Goal

  • Mohammed Muntari wrote his name in the sands of time at the FIFA World Cup
  • The Qatar striker scored his country's first-ever goal in the global tournament
  • Qatar is still the first host to lose multiple group-stage games in a single Mundial

Ghanaian-born forward Mohammed Muntari scored Qatar's first-ever goal at the FIFA World Cup, in the host nation's second group stage game against Senegal.

Muntari made his debut at the Mundial during Qatar's opening day defeat to Ecuador, and was on hand to etch his name in the history books.

Just as in the Ecuador game, the 28-year-old forward was a second-half substitute, as coach Felix Sanchez sought to add more firepower to his attack.

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Mohammed Muntari scored a bullet header to record Qatar's first-ever goal at the FIFA World Cup. Photo credit: @Samuello
Source: Twitter

He wasted no time in announcing his presence in the game by grabbing a consolation goal for the Maroons.

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Unfortunately for Muntari, his effort was a case of much ado about nothing, as Senegal secured the three points at stake with a 3-1 win.

How Muntari scored for Qatar

The striker rose to his full height to connect with an Ismaeel Mohammed cross. The slick move led to Qatar's maiden goal at the global showpiece.

Muntari makes World Cup debut

Kumasi-born Ghanaian forward Muntari made his World Cup debut for the Qatari national football team, as reported by Sports Brief.

The 28-year-old was a second-half substitute, as Qatar opened their World Cup campaign in defeat to Ecuador.

Muntari, who grew up on the streets of Kumasi, came close to grabbing a consolation for the gulf nation, but his thunderous strike was inches wide.

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Qatar court group stage elimination

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that host nation Qatar were pushed to the brink of an early elimination from their own World Cup on Friday, after a crushing 3-1 defeat to Senegal.

Goals either side of half-time from Boulaye Dia and Famara Diedhiou gave Senegal the lead, before Qatar substitute Mohammed Muntari replied in the 78th minute to set up a dramatic finale.

Senegal substitute Bamba Dieng scored six minutes later to put the result beyond doubt, lifting the African champions back into contention in Group A after an opening 2-0 loss to the Netherlands.