This new setup allows England to win the ball back higher up the pitch and combine in the final third and with Rashford, Wilson, Grealish and Foden coming off the bench, what a great set of options Gareth Southgate has to choose from. Stars of the showBukayo Saka: Scored twice and continued his dazzling displays for Arsenal at his first World Cup. So patient and direct on the ball. Jude Bellingham: He is just 19 years old. 19. Dominated midfield, scored the all-important opener and so calm on the ball. Played the entire game and looked wise beyond his years. Graphic via FotMob.
comHow to watch England vs Iran live! Kick off: 8am ET, Monday Nov. 21 Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan TV channels en Español: Telemundo Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches) 6 GOALS. #ENG | #FIFAWorldCup 🎥: @TelemundoSports pic. twitter. com/xbaGLAGQ6B — NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) November 21, 2022 5⃣ FOR #ENG@ManUtd's @MarcusRashford locks in England's fifth goal.
In the end, it was a coin flip which way a stray goal (or two) would go in the final few minutes. Fortune favored the Dutch. Stars of the showCody Gakpo: The 23-year-old PSV star was scantly involved for the opening 83 minutes (just 14 passes attempted as the chief creator in midfield), but when the decisive moment required bravery to go up and win the header against an out-rushing goalkeeper, he proved to be the match-winner.
But Southgate will be hoping to rally his troops for the big tournament after enjoying successful runs at the Russia World Cup in 2018 and at Euro 2020. The country is ready to cheer on England once again and here’s how you can follow all the action. England v Iran: How to watch on TV The Group B tie will kick-off at 1pm on Monday, November 21. It is being shown BBC One with coverage starting at midday. It will be shown free-to-air and you can also live stream it for free on the BBC website.
Kane and Raheem Sterling are the attacking stars but Phil Foden and Declan Rice have firmly staked their claims as part of the next generation. Will Jordan Pickford prove an effective star between the sticks? In terms of injury news, both Kyle Walker and James Maddison aren’t fit enough for the opener against Iran, while Southgate picks Harry Maguire to start despite his lack of minutes at Manchester United. Bukayo Saka starts in attack, while teenager Jude Bellingham partners Mason Mount and Rice in midfield.
WATCH FULL MATCH REPLAYCody Gakpo headed home the long-awaited breakthrough in the 84th minute, at a time when a scoreless draw looked both inevitable and a fair awarding of the points. Davy Klaassen added a second goal in the 8th minute of second-half stoppage time to put Louis van Gaal’s side top of Group A alongside Ecuador (level on 3 points, +2GD and 2 goals scored). Van Gaal, who was re-appointed head coach in August last year, was also the Dutch boss the last time they appeared in the World Cup in 2014. [ LIVE: World Cup 2022 schedule, how to watch, scores, hub]Senegal, meanwhile, are level with Qatar in 3rd/4th, but the good news is: They have their most difficult fixture of the group stage out of the way. [ MORE: Latest Group A standings, schedule, scores]Senegal a Mane short of being a real threatStrong, defensive midfield that most sides in the world will struggle to break down? Check.
co/DvhSXPvqRy#USMNT x @Visa pic. com/V8VpU1oBMG — U. S. Men's National Soccer Team (@USMNT) November 21, 2022 🇺🇸🏴 | STARTING XI HANES! CWPAN Y BYD! #ArBenYByd | #FIFAWorldCup | #TogetherStronger pic. com/IGtOt7HJsL — Wales 🏴 (@Cymru) November 21, 2022Key storylines, players to watch closelyFor the USMNT their midfield core is going to be their strength but there are still plenty of question marks around the defense. Veteran Tim Ream could start at center back to provide experience, while the midfield trio of Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams and Yunus Musah are locked in as the main men in midfield. Ahead of them Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Brenden Aaronson and Tim Weah are all battling for a starting spot in attacking midfield but there is no clear winner to start as the No.
England looked hungry, more dynamic, sharp and very comfortable in their new-look 4-3-3 formation. It seems to get the best out of Harry Kane dropping deeper to create and Saka, Sterling, Mason Mount and Jude Bellingham pouring forward from midfield. This was a very balanced England display but in their other two group games their defensive unit will face sterner tests than this. Teams will look to sit back and soak up pressure which previously caused England problems as they were much more of a counter-attacking team in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Watch out for Harry Wilson and Daniel James in the attacking areas too. Wales are a robust, experienced team and they are very good at sitting back and then springing counter attacks. Their nation expects them to get out of this group and this game against the USMNT is going to be so close to call. Injury wise Wales look pretty good with Joe Allen training on his own as he recovers from a recent hamstring issue and won’t be available for this game. USA quick factsCurrent FIFA world ranking: 16 World Cup appearances: 9 How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONCACAF (3rd place) Coach: Gregg Berhalter Key players: Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Tyler AdamsWales quick factsCurrent FIFA world ranking: 19 World Cup appearances: 1 How they qualified: Qualified from UEFA via playoffs, Path B Coach: Rob Page Key players: Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben DaviesFollow @JPW_NBCSports Senegal vs Netherlands: The Oranje left it late, but they snatched a 2-0 victory over the reigning African champions in the first competitive fixture of the 2022 World Cup, at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on Monday.
Your #ThreeLions to take on Iran! 🦁 pic. com/uU7SA2TAJB — England (@England) November 21, 2022Iran knows how close it came to shocking the world when it beat Morocco and lost 1-0 to Spain before drawing Portugal 1-1 to finish group play in 2018. This is the last chance for a number of players from a very good generation that includes Mehdi Taremi, Karim Ansarifard, and Alireza Jahanbakhsh. Watch out for 27-year-old forward Sardar Azmoun (Bayer Leverkusen) does not start after an injury and captain Ehsan Hajsafi (AEK Athens). England quick factsCurrent FIFA world ranking: 5 World Cup titles: 1 (1966) World Cup appearances: 15 How they qualified: Qualified automatically from UEFA Coach: Gareth Southgate Key players: Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Declan RiceIran quick factsCurrent FIFA world ranking: 20 World Cup titles: 0 World Cup appearances: 5 How they qualified: Qualified automatically from AFC (Won Group A) Coach: Dragan Skocic Key players: Ehsan Hajsafi, Sardar Azmoun, Mehdi TaremiFollow @NicholasMendola The USA and Wales clash in what seems to be a crucial Group B opener at the World Cup in Qatar.
So close to an opener for England. Big chance for England. Saka and Sterling combine to set up Mason Mount but he snatches at the effort and it goes wide. First time the #ThreeLions have really clicked through the gears. Horrible collision as the Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand makes a brave save but collides with his own player. Very nasty injury to his nose.
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🗣 I spoke with Wales and Tottenham defender Ben Davies about facing the #USMNT at the World Cup. He had plenty of respect for the Americans and he believes both teams know how important the Group B opener is to their hopes of progression 👇 https://t. co/lh6LLfT8Ko — Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) November 17, 2022Wales love to sit deep and soak up pressure and their back three and fluid system will be tough for the USMNT to break down. Going forward the quality of Ramsey and Bale speaks for itself and Wales will rely heavily on set-piece situations and swinging in crosses for Kieffer Moore to attack.
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Rock-solid backline with a world-class leader at the heart? Check. One or two secondary attacking stars? Also check. World-class attacking superstar to bring it all together and rally around? Ah, finally we come to the issue for Senegal: Sadio Mane singlehandedly elevates these Lions of Teranga from being one of Africa’s best, to one of the best sides in the world capable of knocking off any heavyweight on any day. Monday’s performance was as solid and strong as could be, but Ismaila Sarr too often found himself without any support as he stretched his legs in the open field. The Netherlands were there for the taking as they battled many of the same issues themselves, with Memphis Depay carrying an injury into the World Cup and unable to start the opener.
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