Netherlands, Senegal, England, USA advance in 2022 World Cup

Marcus Rashford (C) of England celebrates after scoring their team's first goal against Wales during their World Cup Group B match in Doha, Qatar, November 29, 2022. (Photo: CFP)

The Netherlands, Senegal, England and USA advanced to the knockout stage on a drama-filled 10th day of action at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday.

England booked a last-16 tie against Senegal with a comfortable 3-0 win over Wales.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring in the 50th minute with a powerful free kick won by Phil Foden, before Foden himself added a second goal with a simple finish after a low cross from Harry Kane.

Rashford scored his second of the night after a powerful run, cutting inside and beating goalkeeper Danny Ward with a low shot. As well as being England's third goal of the game, it was their 100th goal in the World Cup finals.

For Wales star Gareth Bale, whose career has scaled dazzling heights, it was an anti-climactic end to his first, and probably last World Cup.

"It's disappointing to go out but we will all walk out of that changing room with our heads held high proud of each other," he said.

Also in Group B, Christian Pulisic fired the USA into the last 16 as the Americans downed Team Iran 1-0.

Chelsea star Pulisic bundled home the game's only goal on 38 minutes to set up a second-round clash with Group A winners the Netherlands later.

Earlier in Group A, Ismaila Sarr and Kalidou Koulibaly scored either side of halftime as Senegal advanced beyond the group stage for the first time in 20 years with a 2-1 win over Ecuador.

Sarr converted a penalty on the stroke of halftime but Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo put his side on level terms with a close-range finish in the 67th minute.

Koulibaly wrested back the lead for Senegal by thumping home a first-time effort 20 minutes from time.

The result means Senegal finish second in Group A with six points from three matches. Ecuador miss out on a place in the last 16, having finished two points further back in third place.

Between the Netherlands and hosts Qatar, Cody Gakpo and Frenkie de Jong scored, giving the Netherlands a 2-0 victory, which sent them to the next round as Group A leaders with seven points.

Qatar became the first host side to lose all three group matches in the competition's history.

Gakpo, who plays his club football for Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven, has now struck the first goal in all three of the Netherlands' World Cup games in Qatar to date.