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Overwhelmed 2-0 by Ecuador in its opening Group A match, a late push at Al Thumama Stadium was not sufficient for Qatar to assert a much-needed consequence.
With Boulaye Dia and Famara Diedhiou having put Senegal in management, Qatar had hope when Mohammed Muntari scored their first World Cup purpose.
Nevertheless, it was too little too late for the host, with substitute Bamba Dieng rounding off Senegal’s victory six minutes from time.
After a shiny begin from Senegal, the vigorous Qatar followers gathered behind Edouard Mendy’s purpose had been livid within the thirty fourth minute, when Akram Afif was bundled over by Ismaila Sarr, however referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz waved away the seemingly legitimate penalty appeals.
But simply because it had grown into the sport, Qatar was made to pay for Boualem Khoukhi’s calamitous error, along with his failed clearance falling to Dia, who made no mistake with a composed end.
Qatar’s hopes had been dealt an extra blow three minutes into the second half – Diedhiou delivering Ismail Jakobs’ in-swinging nook.
Senegal had Mendy to thank for 2 wonderful stops as Qatar looked for a purpose again, the Chelsea goalkeeper brilliantly denying Almoez Ali and Ismaeel Mohammad.
Muntari’s excellent header 4 minutes after approaching arrange a grandstand end, but Dieng swept dwelling to strike the decisive blow and go away Qatar on the brink.