World Cup 2022: Wales tackle England whereas Netherlands face hosts Qatar

There are 4 video games going down on Tuesday on the World Cup, and two of them have European curiosity: first Netherlands tackle hosts Qatar — who’re already eradicated — and later Wales face England, and wish to attain an enormous upset to make it by to the following spherical from their present place on the backside of the desk. 

Tuesday marks the ultimate day of play for each Teams A and B, and it’s the first day of simultaneous kickoffs.

The observe of beginning two video games on the identical time started in 1986, 4 years after a match dubbed the “Shame of Gijon.” The match was scandalous as a result of West Germany and Austria each knew {that a} German win by one or two targets would advance each groups on the expense of Algeria.

Here is our at-a-glance information to all of the day’s World Cup motion: 

Ecuador – Senegal (16:00)

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Senegal’s Famara Diedhiou celebrates after scoring his facet’s second aim through the World Cup group A soccer match between Qatar and SenegalThanassis Stavrakis/AP
  • Enner Valencia scored three targets in Ecuador’s first two World Cup video games however his well being is in query heading right into a match in opposition to Senegal.

  • The 33-year-old striker was carried off the sphere on a stretcher in a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands with an injured proper knee. Valencia additionally sprained his left knee in Ecuador’s opening win over Qatar.

  • Senegal misplaced to the Netherlands 3-1 in its opening match, and solely a win in opposition to Ecuador will advance the staff to the knockout stage for the primary time since reaching the quarterfinals in 2002 in its first World Cup.

  • Senegal has by no means overwhelmed a South American opponent on the World Cup, dropping to Uruguay in 2002 and Colombia in 2014. Senegal has struggled with out star Sadio Mané.

  • Senegal is ranked No. 18 on the planet and received the African Cup of Nations title in February.

Netherlands – Qatar (16:00)

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Cody Gakpo of the Netherlands, middle, celebrates after scoring the opening aim through the World Cup group A soccer match between the Netherlands and EcuadorMartin Meissner/AP
  • Qatar will play its remaining match of the World Cup on Tuesday when it faces the Netherlands in a recreation with nothing on the road for the host nation.

  • Qatar was eradicated after its second loss in group play to turn into solely the second host to fail to advance to the knockout stage. South Africa in 2010 was the primary to be eradicated in group stage however nonetheless had an opportunity to advance in its third and remaining group match.

  • Qatar additionally was the primary host nation to lose the opening World Cup recreation in event historical past, a 2-0 defeat to Ecuador. Qatar additionally misplaced to Senegal 3-1 and was the primary staff eradicated.

  • The Netherlands is on the verge of reaching the knockout stage with a draw after failing to qualify for the World Cup 4 years in the past. The Dutch might even get by with a loss if Ecuador beats Senegal within the different Group A match.

  • The Netherlands is on a 17-game unbeaten run since coach Louis van Gaal returned to steer the staff for the third time.

Iran – USA (20:00)

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Iran’s Ramin Rezaeian celebrates scoring his facet’s second aim through the World Cup group B soccer match between Wales and IranFrancisco Seco/AP
  • The US can solely advance with a win. Iran would advance with a win, and maybe a draw relying on the outcomes England’s match in opposition to Wales.
  • Headed into some of the politically charged matches  in event historical past, the dialog was once more not centered on successful or dropping: in Monday’s pre-match information convention, the staff captain and coach needed to apoligise for for the US Soccer Federation’s determination to strip the logo of the Islamic Republic from Iran’s flag in a since-deleted social media publish.   
  • Captain Tyler Adams and coach Gregg Berhalter had been additionally grilled about a wide range of social and political topics that had nothing to do with what occurs on the sphere — just like the US’s therapy of Black folks and US immigration and naval coverage.


Wales – England (20:00)

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England’s head coach Gareth Southgate, left, and England’s Kalvin Phillips discuss throughout an official coaching session at Al Wakrah Sports activities Advanced on the eve of the group B WorldAbbie Parr/AP
  • British rivals meet on the World Cup when Wales faces England with animosity excessive between the nations over a 2016 video.

  • Footage went viral six years in the past of Wales gamers celebrating wildly when England was eradicated from the European Championship in a humiliating defeat. Wales had misplaced to England within the group stage and was ecstatic to see its British neighbor lose.

  • The Three Lions solely want a draw to maneuver into the knockout stage, however Wales should win to have an opportunity at advancing in its first World Cup since 1958.

  • Wales drew 1-1 with america in its opening match, then misplaced to Iran 2-0 and has just one level in Group B.

  • England is a World Cup favourite and opened sturdy with a 6-2 win over Iran, however regarded flat in a goalless draw in opposition to america. England coach Gareth Southgate has been criticized for conservative play and never beginning winger Phil Foden.

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