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4 video games are scheduled for day 10 — Tuesday, November 29 — of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The schedule:

Netherlands vs Qatar (Group A): 6pm (15:00 GMT), Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Ecuador vs Senegal (Group A): 6pm (15:00 GMT), Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, Al Rayyan

Wales vs England (Group B): 10pm (19:00 GMT), Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan

Iran vs USA (Group B): 10pm (19:00 GMT), Al Thumama Stadium, Al Thumama

There have been numerous firsts for host nation Qatar competing at their first World Cup on residence turf: they grew to become the primary host crew in historical past to lose their opening match match — they have been additionally the primary crew to be eradicated, following losses to Ecuador and Senegal.

Qatar v Senegal, Group A
Qatar’s Mohammed Muntari (proper) celebrates with Pedro Miguel after scoring their crew’s first aim within the Qatar vs Senegal, Group A, FIFA World Cup match on November 25, 2022, at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Qatar is dealing with a closely favoured Dutch squad, sitting fairly with 4 factors. The Netherlands want solely a draw or win to progress to the knockout phases for the eleventh time after a 2-0 win over Senegal and a 1-1 draw with Ecuador. They might nonetheless end on the high of Group A.

Not a lot is on the road for Qatar — however they might probably spoil issues for the Dutch, provided that the crew can overcome their stage fright.

Netherlands' Virgil van Dijk in action with Ecuador's Michael Estrada
Netherlands’ Virgil van Dijk in motion with Ecuador’s Michael Estrada on the FIFA World Cup Group A sport at Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, Doha, Qatar, on November 25, 2022 [Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters]

One other loss on Tuesday would see the primary host crew in historical past go winless via the World Cup’s group phases.

Talking of firsts, it’s price noting, the Dutch have but to win a World Cup after ending runner-up in 1974, 1978 and 2010.

Gamers to observe:

Lead Netherlands attacker Memphis Depay will probably be beginning for the primary time within the 2022 World Cup following a hamstring damage that left him sidelined for 2 months. He made second-half appearances towards Senegal and Ecuador.

Netherlands participant Cody Gakpo, who discovered the again of the aim within the first two World Cup matches, can also be hoping for an improved efficiency towards Qatar.

“I do know what I’m able to, nevertheless it’s at all times a problem to succeed in your highest stage that’s doable. And I believe I’m not there but. I believe I can enhance in numerous issues,” Gakpo mentioned.

Cody Gakpo
Cody Gakpo of the Netherlands (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring his aspect’s first aim through the World Cup group A soccer match between Netherlands and Ecuador, on the Khalifa Worldwide Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on November 25, 2022 [Martin Meissner/AP Photo]

Ghana-born Mohammed Muntari made historical past final week when he netted Qatar’s first World Cup aim. Sadly, Muntari’s conversion has been his crew’s solely aim of the match.

Search for how Gulf legends, together with Qatari captain Hassan al-Haydos, management the ball.

Qatar's Hassan Al-Haydos controls the ball. | Qatar v Senegal, Group A, FIFA World Cup 2022, November 25, Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]
Qatar’s Hassan al-Haydos (centre) controls the ball through the Qatar vs Senegal, Group A match on November 25, 2022, at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Ecuador, enjoying of their fourth World Cup, are getting ready to sealing their place within the remaining 16 for the second time in historical past if they will take down Senegal on Tuesday at Khalifa Worldwide Stadium.

A draw may also get them there. A loss, then again, will virtually absolutely spell a untimely departure from Qatar for the younger and hungry South American crew, except Qatar phases an unlikely lopsided win towards the Netherlands.

“We’ve a much bigger battle coming,” coach Gustavo Alvaro mentioned after drawing 1-1 towards the Dutch, through which Ecuador have been the higher crew.

Senegal, too, wish to punch a ticket to the World Cup’s knockout phases — a win over Ecuador would assure their spot. A draw may very well be sufficient to propel them to the ultimate 16, however provided that Qatar are capable of beat the Netherlands by two targets or extra.

“Our focus have to be higher,” mentioned Senegal coach Aliou Cisse. “We have to win to have an opportunity to qualify for the final 16.”

Boulaye Dia (21)
Boulaye Dia (left) of Senegal in motion towards the Netherlands of their Group A sport on November 22, 2022, at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Gamers to observe:

Enner Valencia’s simmering scorching streak continues. The star ahead, Ecuador’s all-time main scorer, has scored the final six targets for his crew — in Qatar and stretching again to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Valencia triggered panic after he was taken off the sphere late within the match towards the Netherlands as a consequence of a knee pressure he sustained within the inaugural match with Qatar.

“He’s the one one with World Cup expertise,” Ecuador’s supervisor Alfaro mentioned. “The remaining are youngsters.”

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group A - Netherlands v Ecuador
Ecuador’s Enner Valencia celebrates after the primary aim in a Group A match towards the Netherlands at Khalifa Worldwide Stadium, Doha, Qatar, on November 25, 2022 [Pedro Nunes/Reuters]

 

Wales face slim odds at making it to the knockout stage after a surprising 2-0 loss to Iran and a 1-1 stalemate with the USA, as they head into their remaining Group B match with rivals England, who’re contemporary off a 0-0 draw with the USA and a 6-2 thumping of Iran.

Late to the social gathering, first to go away? Wales, enjoying of their first World Cup in 64 years, have struggled to make a dent of their group at Qatar. A loss to England will ship the crew packing.

Historical past isn’t on the Welsh aspect both; England has bested Wales of their final six contests. Most just lately, Wales fell 3-0 to England in a pleasant exhibition match in 2020.

Wales' Brennan Johnson reacts after missing a chance to score
Wales’s Brennan Johnson reacts after lacking an opportunity to attain of their Group B sport towards the USA at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar, on November 21, 2022 [Hannah Mckay/Reuters]

The 2 groups have performed a complete of 103 matches since first squaring off in 1879. England has been victorious in 68 of these video games, dropping simply 14 matches to the Welsh. Of these matches, 21 resulted in attracts.

If Wales can pull out a win on Tuesday, will probably be their first over England since 1984; even then, Wales’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout spherical would relaxation on the result between the USA and Iran in a separate fixture.

“It’s a troublesome activity, it’s at all times uncomfortable when it’s clearly not in your palms and also you’re counting on sure issues to unfold,” Wales midfielder Joe Allen mentioned. “However while there’s nonetheless an opportunity, it’s actually easy for us. We’re absolutely motivated, we’ll sacrifice completely every thing into getting a win.

England can advance to the spherical of 16 with a draw. A win, although, would cement their high place in Group B. They’ll advance so long as they will maintain off a four-goal loss from Wales. They’d face a Group A challenger in both the Netherlands, Ecuador or Senegal within the knockout stage.

“While you win a sport, you’re the finest crew on the earth. While you lose, you’re the worst. That’s soccer. As gamers it’s important to hold a steadiness,” England ahead Marcus Rashford mentioned, swatting again criticism of his groups’ 1-1 draw with the USA.

England's Marcus Rashford comes on as a substitute
England’s Marcus Rashford comes on instead to switch Bukayo Saka of their Group B towards the USA at Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar, on November 25, 2022 [Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters]

 

Gamers to observe:

Star Welsh gamers Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey have did not ship up to now in Qatar. They are going to be wanting to redeem themselves — and discover the scoresheet — on Tuesday. Bale mustered only one shot on the web towards Iran.

But Bale stays the lone Welsh participant to have ever tallied a aim versus England within the twenty first century when he transformed a 2-1 dropping effort on the 2016 Euros.

Phil Foden was known as “the very best footballer England have” by ex-Three Lions captain Wayne Rooney, who voiced dismay that the 22-year-old had been handed over for beginning roles within the first two matches.

“I believe you probably have a expertise like Foden, you merely need to play him,” Rooney wrote in his column for The Instances. “He’s now a special participant from the one we noticed at Euro 2020, when he struggled to make an impression.”

Soccer Football - Champions League Final - Manchester City v Chelsea - Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal - May 29, 2021 Manchester City's Phil Foden in action with Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger Pool via REUTERS/Pierre-Philippe Marcou
Manchester Metropolis’s Phil Foden (proper) in motion towards Chelsea within the Champions League remaining in Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal in Could, 2021 [File: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/pool/Reuters]

The USA is confronted with an ultimatum on Tuesday: topple Iran, or go bust.

“It units up our first knockout sport of the World Cup,” USA coach Gregg Berhalter mentioned. “We win or we’re out of the World Cup.”

The match favorite USA, who sit third of their group with two factors and a 0-0-2 report, are nonetheless looking for their first win in Qatar following two consecutive attracts — 1-1 and 0-0 finishes over Wales and England, respectively.

Iran, in the meantime, have by no means rocketed out of the group stage at a World Cup. The Iranians rebounded with a 2-0 win over Wales following their large 6-2 loss to England.

Wales vs Iran Group B, FIFA World Cup 2022 at Ahmad bin Ali stadium, in Al Rayyan, Qatar November 25 [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]
Two Iranian gamers sort out for the ball with a Wales footballer throughout their Group B, FIFA World Cup match at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on November 25, 2022 [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

Tuesday’s match marks solely the second time the 2 nations have confronted off at a World Cup. Iran trumped the USA by a slim 2-1 margin in 1998; the match, a seismic blow to the USA males’s soccer programme, was outlined by constructing political friction between the 2 nations.

Previous to Tuesday’s match, the US Soccer Federation reignited geopolitical tensions when it momentarily displayed the Iranian nationwide flag on social media. The logo of the Islamic Republic had been scrubbed from the flag, with the US stating it supported demonstrators in Iran, the place protests have been raging following the dying of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in September whereas in police custody.

“We needed to indicate our assist for the ladies in Iran with our graphic for twenty-four hours,” the federation said.

In response, Iran’s authorities blasted the US, accusing American soccer officers of eradicating the title of God from its nationwide flag.

Interactive - World Cup - head to head - Iran v US
(Al Jazeera)

 

Gamers to observe:

All eyes will likely be on “Captain America” Christian Pulisic — the costliest American footballer in historical past — to hold the crew into the knockout phases.

Wales and England held the Chelsea all-star at bay however can Iran comprise him?

Pulisic
USA’s Christian Pulisic (proper) and Jordan Morris have fun a aim towards El Salvador throughout their Concacaf Nations League soccer match on the Cuscatlan stadium, in San Salvador, on June 14, 2022 [File: Marvin Recinos/AFP]

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