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Qatar fans lambast team after second World Cup defeat

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DOHA : Disappointed Qatar fans criticised their team after a second successive defeat left the hosts on the brink of elimination from the World Cup on Friday.

Qatar lost the opening game of the tournament 2-0 to Ecuador on Sunday, and though their performance was better on Friday they were still on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline against Senegal that leaves them needing a miracle to make the last 16."We expected way more from this team, they played a match that was below standards, not as if it was a World Cup game.

We wanted to at least enjoy it. It was absolutely shameful," Qatar fan Emam Abdulrahman told Reuters outside the Al Thumama Stadium. "We excused them in the opening match, we said they were stressed as it was the World Cup, and the whole world was there.

But today, they disappointed us more than necessary," she added. RcomWearing a maroon Qatar scarf over his traditional white thobe tunic, Abdulrahman Almeri echoed those sentiments. "It's a shame, after 12 years of preparation with all the local people and the Arab people waiting, and in the end, the performance was below average, and you don't even feel that the players had a sense of responsibility," he said. "There was no pressure, no spirit.

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