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"Matches of the day - 25 November"

By cy.Reporter, 25 November, 2022

Wales-Iran, first group second match, ground: "Ahmed Bin Ali", 12:00, RIK referee: Mario Escobar

Wales: Only win

After the draw in the first match Wales want to get their first win and get to four points to have any hopes of qualification, as in the last match against England Wales will be the outsiders. In competitive matters, Allen is expected to compete during the matchup as he has returned to his normal training routine.

Iran: To get a positive result

Against England, Iran could practically not show any resistance and premiered with a poor performance. The last "card" to claim something better than the last place in the group is the match against Wales. In racing matters there are no serious injury problems.

Wales: 3-4-3: Hennessey, Defenders: Rawdon, Mepham, Davies, Midfielders: Roberts, Abadu, Ramsey, Williams, Forwards: Bale, Moore, James

Iran 4-5-1: Hosseini, Defenders: Moharami, Hosseini, Pouraliganji, Mohammadi, Midfielders: Jahanbaks, Ezatollahi, Nurolahi, Hadjisafi, Gholizadeh, Forward: Taremi


· In their last five games, Wales have two draws and three defeats.

· Both teams have scored in four of Wales' last five games

· In three of Iran's last five games, both teams have scored.

Qatar-Senegal, first group second matchday, stadium: "Al Touma", referee: Antonio Mateu Laoth, 15:00, RIK

Qatar: To change face

After the disappointing premiere against Ecuador, Qatar wants to show against Senegal a different face. Even a draw will be something important, as Qatar is participating in the final stage of the World Cup for the first time. In racing matters, Bassam is expected to take Al Sheb's place under the posts.

Senegal: For the first positive result

Against the Netherlands, the defeat came at the end of the match, which brought disappointment to the ranks of Senegal. However, everyone thinks that they can win against Qatar and try for qualification. On the competitive side, Aliou Cisse has quite a few problems to deal with as Kouyaté is out, as is left-back Balo-Toure.

Qatar: 5-3-2: Goal: Barsam, Defenders: Miguel Correira, Salman, Kouhi, Ahmed, Hassan Midfielders: Hatem, Boudiaf, Al Haydos, Forwards: Ali, Afif

Senegal: 4-3-3: Goal: Mendy, Defenders: Chambaly, Koulibaly, Cisse, Jacobs, Midfielders: Mendy, Pape Gueye, Idrisse Gueye Forwards: Sar, Dia, Diata


· There have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in four of Qatar's last five matches

· In four of Senegal's last five matches, only one team has scored

· There have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in Senegal's last five matches

Netherlands-Ecuador, first group, second matchday, stadium: "Kalifa", referee: Mustafa Gorbal, 18:00, RIK

Holland: Keep winning

After the victory in the premiere against Senegal, the Netherlands wants one more victory in order to get even closer to the first place in the group which will give them the ticket for the knockout phase of the institution. In competitive matters, Depay is picking up the pace and will likely be used as a substitute.

Ecuador: As in the premiere

After the victory over Qatar, Ecuador wants to continue on the road of success and beat the Netherlands to take a big step towards the first place in the group. In terms of competition, there are no major problems as the injured Valencia will compete normally.

Netherlands: 3-4-1-2 Goal: Noppert Defenders: De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake, Midfielders: Dumfries, De Jong, Kupmeiners, Blind, Behind strikers: Klaassen, Forwards: Bergwein, Gakpo

Ecuador: 5-2-2-1: Goal: Galindez, Defenders: Preciado, Torres, Porozo, Hinchapie, Estupinian, Midfielders: Gruezo, Caicedo, Winger: Plata, Ibarra, Forward: Valencia


· There have been over 2.5 goals scored in two of Holland's last five matches

· There have been no goals in three of Ecuador's five matches

· A total of just three goals have been scored in Ecuador's last five matches.

England-USA, second group, second matchday, stadium: "Al Bait", referee: Jesus Valenzuela, 21:00, RIK

England: To pick up where he left off

England wants to celebrate one more victory and "lock" the first place in the group as it is the favorite after the 6-2 victory over Iran. In racing matters, Maguire and Kane withdrew with injury problems but will be counted on as normal.

USA: Make a surprise

After the draw against Wales, the USA wants a positive result to keep the hopes of qualification at significant levels and to get the victory against Iran in the last game. There are no problems in the team's competitive affairs, so the USA will line up with the best possible lineup.

England: 4-3-3: Goal: Pickford Defenders: Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Midfielders: Rice, Bellingham, Mount, Forwards: Saka, Kane, Sterling

USA: 4-3-3: Goal: Turner, Defenders: Dest, Ream, Zimmerman, Robinson, Midfielders: McKenney, Adams, Musa, Forwards: Weah, Sergeant, Pulisic


· In three of England's last five matches, there have been over 2.5 goals scored

· There have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in four of the USA's last five games

· In their last five games USA and England have only one win in official and virtual matches.


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