Which teams are in action at which times on Friday at the World Cup?
Wales vs Iran
Wales return to the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Friday after scoring the crucial point in their World Cup opener against the United States knowing that a win against Iran would put them in a strong position to clinch the knockout stage. to reach round.
Wales drew 1-1 with the United States in their first World Cup game in 64 years on Monday after captain Gareth Bale saved the team with a late penalty.
The Welsh are second in Group B by one point with the United States, with England leading the group on three points after beating bottom-placed Iran 6-2 in the opening game.
Wales’ draw was the result of a change of tactics by manager Rob Page at half-time when he introduced goalman Kieffer Moore, who changed the game and brought them back into contention after falling behind in the first half.
“Lessons have been learned,” Page said. “It was important that we didn’t lose the game.
“We have strength in depth. I can look over my shoulder at the bench and we have players who can come and really influence the games.”
Wales will face Iran, whose Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz will expect his players to turn around after a heavy defeat.
Qatar vs Senegal
World Cup hosts Qatar know they must not let their nerves get the better of them again on Friday as they face African champions Senegal to take something from their second Group A encounter, or else see them prematurely out of the tournament has to retire.
The home side, frozen under the weight of anticipation, quickly fell behind in Sunday’s opener, losing 2-0 to Ecuador and being abandoned by their home crowd, who emptied the stadium in droves in the second half.
“Our nerves gave us away,” said coach Felix Sanchez. “We couldn’t line up four rounds in a row. Also many defensive gaps. The team wasn’t balanced and that hurt us a lot.”
A defeat at Doha’s Al Thumama Stadium would see Asian champions Qatar only the second World Cup hosts, after South Africa 2010, to fail to advance from the first round.
Senegal missed a positive start by conceding two late goals against the Netherlands in Monday’s group opener, partly to blame for World Goalkeeper of the Year Edouard Mendy.
But while he is likely to keep his place, changes in the starting XI will be imposed on coach Aliou Cisse after midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate was forced off the field with a thigh muscle tear and defender Abdou Diallo with a hamstring strain.
There is also likely to be a change in attack where Senegal could start with an additional attacker in Bamba Dieng.
FIFA World Cup Day 6 games
Wales v Iran – 3:30pm – Al Rayyan Stadium
Qatar vs Senegal – 6:30pm – Al Thumama Stadium
Netherlands-Ecuador – 9:30 p.m. – Khalifa International Stadium
England vs USA – 12:30am – Al Bayt Stadium
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Netherlands vs Ecuador
Ecuador or the Netherlands will take a big step towards the second round of the World Cup if they can both force a victory in Friday’s Group A clash at the Khalifa International Stadium after both sides won their opening games in Qatar.
But while Ecuador have their sights set on reaching the round of 16, as they did in Germany in 2006, the Dutch will be hoping for a significantly improved performance to back up coach Louis van Gaal’s claim that they can go ahead and win the World Cup.
The Netherlands were far from their efficiency best when they defeated African champions Senegal 2-0 in their first group game on Monday.
Van Gaal was delighted with the three points and justifying his surprise decision to give goalkeeper Andries Noppert an international debut, but, like captain Virgil van Dijk, was critical of the manner of the win. “We won, but we also know that we can and must do better,” said the skipper.
“Forward, we sometimes tried to force things and we exposed ourselves to Senegal’s counterattacks too often. It’s an area where we need to improve because it’s an art that our next opponents, Ecuador, are very good at.
“But I’m optimistic because I feel we’re going to get better,” added Van Dijk.
Ecuador are confident Enner Valencia, who scored both goals in Sunday’s 2-0 win over hosts Qatar, will be fit despite some concerns over a sprained knee.
England vs USA
If you’re good enough, you’re old enough, the saying goes, and the young guns from England and the United States backed up that theory with striking performances in their opening games at this week’s World Cup.
On Friday, the two nations meet at Al Khor, where England’s Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka will look to match the level they achieved in the 6-2 win over Iran, putting Gareth Southgate’s side in charge Group B took over.
England are yet to beat the United States at World Cups, suffering an unimaginable defeat in 1950 that was then seen as a national humiliation and drawing 1-1 in South Africa in 2010.
But the team are exuding confidence after emphatically returning to form in their opening win against Iran after six games without a win, in which midfielder Bellingham, 19, scored the opening goal and Saka, 21, scored twice.
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