World Cup Diary: England lead in Group B after USA-Wales draw

World Cup Diary: England lead in Group B after USA-Wales draw
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that return to the World Cup it was for him USA Y Welsh.

Although one nation had to wait 56 years longer than the other, both felt the immense pressure of international soccer’s biggest stage.

Here’s everything that happened at the World Cup on Monday and a look back at Tuesday.

England 6, Iran two

England had a storybook start to their 2022 World Cup campaign: 19 years old Jude Bellingham scored his first international goal, Bukayo Saka redeemed himself from the Euro 2020 final and scored two of England’s five goals and most notably, the Three Lions grabbed three points in dominating fashion to start the tournament.

Following? the USA on Friday (2 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports App).

For Iran, their next game against Welsh (5 a.m. Eastern timenorthnFS1 Y the FOX Sports app) will determine the duration of your stay in Qatar. While losing the opening match of the group stage rarely results in a place in the knockout stage, Iran’s next two opponents: Welsh and the United States, are not the monsters that England is.

[Related: England sends warning to Group B with blowout of Iran]

Netherlands two, Senegal 0

The Netherlands broke their tie with Senegal in the 84th minute, when Cody Gakpo ran into the net and beat the Senegal goalkeeper edward mendy to the ball with the head. With Mendy off his line, there was nothing between the ball and the back of the net.

Then, in stoppage time, Davy Klassen it erased any chance for Senegal to draw. The Netherlands and Ecuador are now level on points (3) and goal difference, making their meeting on Friday (11 a.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports App) all the more important. Whatever happens in that match, Senegal needs a positive result against Qatar (8 a.m. ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports App).

[Related: World Cup 2022 top plays: Netherlands defeats Senegal, 2-0]

United States 1, Wales 1

The United States played a near perfect first half against Wales, dominating possession and scoring the first goal.

Tim Weah puts the US in front

The USMNT took a 1-0 lead over Wales after Tim Weah scored in the 36th minute.

The second half was another story, and their lack of control led them to concede a penalty on 80′. One point is better than zero, but now there is a real chance that the fate of the United States will not be in their own hands when they take on Iran on Matchday 3.

If you thought Monday was tense, just wait until Friday.

[Related: World Cup 2022 top plays: USA-Wales ends in 1-1 draw]


England scored plenty of goals on Monday – six to be exact – but none were better than sterling rahimVolley off the foot. The way she was able to move it with such power was absurd.


frankie dejongCody Gakpo’s lifted pass was so perfectly timed that the entire Senegal back line thought Gakpo was out. He wasn’t, and De Jong got his first assist of the tournament. It is unlikely that he will be the last.


It’s hard to be the best goalkeeper in the game when Édouard Mendy is on the pitch, but that’s exactly what Andries Noppert he did in his first cap for the Netherlands, saving four shots on goal, including this low shot from Boulaye Day.

It’s safe to say that Noppert has the No. 1 job for at least the tournament.


Gareth Bale He waited his entire career to score a goal for Wales in the World Cup. On Monday he finally did it and saved Wales from leaving Al Rayyan Stadium without a point.

It was a special moment for the 33-year-old and the Welsh supporters.

Argentina against Saudi Arabia, 5am ​​ET on FS1

Even if the matchup between Argentina and Saudi Arabia is as one-sided as many predict, there should still be some level of appreciation for Lionel MessiLast opening match of the group stage. The 35-year-old confirmed before the tournament that this World Cup will be his last.

Denmark against Tunisia, 8 a.m. ET on FS1

France and Denmark are expected to be the two teams to emerge from Group D, but Denmark’s hopes of defeating the reigning champions and finishing top of the group begin with taking all three points against Tunisia.

Mexico against Poland, 11 a.m. ET on FOX

Mexico has made it past the group stage seven times in a row. Yes the trio they’re going to do it again this year, a win against Poland feels necessary, and that’s easier said than done with Robert Lewandowski in opposite colors.

France against Australia, 2 pm ET on FOX

The World Cup champions ignited in the following tournament. Will France do the same in Qatar? Your result vs. Australia will tell us a lot.

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