Qatar’s Dubious Record: Fastest Elimination Of Host Country

Qatar's forward #11 Akram Afif reacts after the final whistle of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group A football match between Qatar and Senegal at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha on November 25, 2022. (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP) (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • World Cup host country qualified for its first World Cup this year, only to be eliminated after two games.
  • That’s a record for the fastest elimination of a host country in tournament history.

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