Activity kicks off in Qatar 2022…
Triple billboard for this Monday, second day of activities in the World Cup, with the duel between Senegal and the Netherlandscorresponding to Group A; while, the B Group gets going with the clashes England vs. Iran and the United States vs. Welsh.
The first game of the day will be the one that faces the Selection of England and Iran scheduled for 7:00 a.m., Central Mexico time, to be held in the Halifa International Stadium in Doha and corresponding to B Group.
England goes into action with the intention of showing his favoritism in the B Group against an opponent like Iran who already gave problems to ‘big’ teams four years ago and who wants to go one step further under the command of the Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz.
‘The Three Lions’ recovered prestige and results both in Russia 2018, where they were fourth, as in the past eurocupwhere they fell into the Wembley final against Italy.
Gareth Southgate They have one of the best squads in the World Cup, the best cast of players in the Premier League and a feasible path to be in the Eighth.
England has players of great quality Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Jude Bellinghamamong others.
The Iranian team, which he leads for the third World Cup in a row Queiroz, although called in extremis in September after the dismissal of Dragan Skocictouched the pass to eighth four years ago, putting in trouble to Spain and Portugal. The arrival of the Portuguese will give him that seasoned condition at the back and the confidence of good memories.
Mehdi Taremi, Porto striker, will be the great Iranian reference, while sardar azmoun, from Bayer Leverkusen, is doubtful due to the injury he suffered last month in his calf. The loss of him could leave a more withdrawn version of Iran if possible, knowing in addition to the requirement of the debut and the importance that he can have points against the favorite to achieve for the first time to be in the second round.
The referee of the match will be the Brazilian Raphael Claus.
They will miss Sadio Mané
The Selections of Senegal and the Netherlands will complete the first date in the Group Awhere Ecuador beat Qatar 2-0 On the opening day, the duel between Africans and Europeans will start at 10:00 a.m.Central Mexico time and will take place in the Al Thumama Stadium.
The moment of truth arrives for a ‘Orange’ with the intention of going as far as possible in the Qatari tournament, under the command of Louis van Gaal, in front of some ‘Lions of the Teranga’ without his big star Sadio Mane.
The last minute drop maneforward of Bayern Munich certainly narrows down one’s options Senegal that it will be very difficult to score against the Dutch Combined, with gyearns to redeem themselves from past mistakes.
The ‘Orange’ returns to the world showcase after fail to qualify for Russia 2018, with the danger of stage fright in a young team that starts as ‘covered’ to win the title. The inexperience of your staff seems compensated by great individual talent that treasures a large part of the team.
louis van gaal He has a solid backbone on the pitch supported by one of the best defenders in Europe as Virgil van Dijk and Frenkie de Jong, while, Memphis Depay, At the moment, he will not participate in this match.
An undefeated team since the elimination in the last Eurocup against Czech Republic, also rediscovered in his game since Van Gaal began his third spell on the bench. In front, Senegal faces his third World Cup adventure with the endorsement of being the champion of the Africa Cup but with the significant loss of his star.
The absence mane, second place in the recent Golden Ballby a injury he suffered 13 days after his debut, forces his selection to roar more than ever. Ecuador’s victory confirms that the tricolor team aspires to the round of 16 at least as second in the group, with which the African team will jump onto the field knowing that their possible rival for the pass is escaping.
The technician Aliou Cisse He will have to find solutions to recover his goalscoring effectiveness, so he clings to his great offensive asset, the Salernitana striker, Boulaye Day. players like Edward MendyChelsea goalkeeper; Kalidou Koulibaly, defense also of the Londoners; or the Tottenham midfielder Pape Matar Sarr They will try to end the favoritism of Netherlands.
take the leave of mane it happens to remember that they arrive in Qatar at the best moment in its history. After losing in the first round in Russia 2018, only for two yellow cards, Senegal does not give up the dream of being at the crossroads again looking at the team that reached the quarterfinals 20 years ago with cisse of captain.
The referee of this match will be the Brazilian Wilton Sampaio.
On stage Gareth Bale and company
In the last meeting of this Monday the Teams United States and Wales, second duel of B Group, scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m., Central Mexico time, in the To Thumama Stadium.
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— US Men’s National Soccer Team (@USMNT) November 20, 2022
On paper it’s an even match, with Gareth Bale as the main argument on the one hand and with the unknown of a American team that has been preparing for this moment for years.
Knowing already the result of the duel between England and Iranthe direct duel will be served between two aspirants to be in eighths, at least fighting for second place. The favoritism is with the Welsh, but there is a high probability of an American surprise.
Welsh reappears in the final phase of a World Cup 64 years laterafter his fourth place achieved in Sweden 1958. Little more would be needed to add to explain the importance not of the tournament, but of the debut. The first game marks a lot and three points can mean half a ticket to the round of 16. The team that leads Robert Page has to Bale as a great threat, although the ex of Real Madrid may lack rhythm, which he will supply with heart.
The player with the most caps and goals in the history of Wales assumes that leadership naturally and, after some filming with Los Angeles FC and a title already, will be at the foot of the canyon. Connor Roberts, Aaron Ramsey and Daniel James They are also important players for the ‘Red Dragons’, their solidity at the back will be key.
For USAthe moment to jump to the To Thumama Stadium in Doha it is also highly anticipated. The stars and stripes team was not in Russia 2018, a sports debacle and a change in the Federation that gave way to a whole regeneration. The training and discovery of new talents was carried out mostly by the technician Gregg Berhalter.
USA, champion of the League of Nations (2020) and the Gold Cup (2021), brings in team with youth, ambition and quality, where players like Christian Pulisic, Sergiño Dest, Weston McKennie, among others. A squad with ambition and nerve to surprise.
The referee of this duel will be the Qatari Abdulrahman Al-Jassim.
(With information from Europe Press)