The Netherlands finished the group stage on  a winning note, scoring on both sides of halftime en route to a 2-0 victory over host Qatar to capture the Group A title at Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar on Tuesday.

The Dutch (2-0-1, 7 points) will play the second-place side from Group B on Saturday. That could be either Iran, the United States or Wales, depending on their results later in the day.

Qatar (0-3-0) became the first host country to fail to record a victory at a World Cup.

Cody Gakpo scored, off an assist from Davy Klaassen, from the middle of the box into to the lower right corner to lift the Netherlands to a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute.

Frenkie de Jong tallied his second international goal three minutes into the second half, burying the ball from in-close for a two-goal margin.

The Netherlands had a goal called back in the 69th minute via a Video Assistant Referee decision due to a hand ball by Steven Berghuis.

Senegal 2, Ecuador 1

Kalidou Koulibaly snapped a 1-1 tie in the 70th minute to boost second-place Senegal (2-1-0, 6) to a 2-1 win over Ecuador (1-1-1, 4) at Khalifa International Stadium.

Ismaïla Sarr converted a penalty kick in the 44th minute to give the Africans a 1-0 lead in the 44th minute, two minutes after he was fouled in the area vy Piero Hincapie.

Moises Caicedo equalized for Ecuador from in close after a corner kick in the 67th minute. Gonzalo Plata assisted.

Three minutes after the South Americans leveled, Koulibaly scored from close range on a sequence started by a free kick to boost Senegal into the lead.

Senegal will play the Group A winner on Saturday.