Fifa World Cup Today: England Look To Book Their Place In The Last 16 Against Wales

Here's everything you need to know ahead of a blockbuster Tuesday in Qatar
07:00, 29 Nov 2022

What a day of World Cup football we have in store for us, with Group A and Group B coming to a close and a whole lot left still to decide.

Can England put the finishing touches on qualification? Will Iran or Usa join them, or will Wales spring a gargantuan upset? And who will join the Netherlands in qualifying from Group B? 

Here is everything you need to know about Tuesday’s matches.

Ecuador v Senegal - Group A

Where: Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan 

When: 3pm (GMT) / 6pm (AST)


Last meeting: This is the first meeting between Ecuador and Senegal.

Ecuador’s World Cup so far: Drew 1-1 vs Netherlands, Won 2-0 vs Qatar

Senegal’s World Cup so far: Won 3-1 vs Qatar, Lost 2-0 vs Netherlands

Ecuador squad: 1 Hernan Galindez, 2 Felix Torres, 3 Piero Hincapie, 4 Robert Arboleda, 5 Jose Cifuentes, 6 William Pacho, 7 Pervis Estupinan, 8 Carlos Gruezo, 9 Ayrton Preciado, 10 Romario Ibarra, 11 Michael Estrada, 12 Moises Ramirez, 13 Enner Valencia, 14 Xavier Arreaga, 15 Angel Mena, 16 Jeremy Sarmiento, 17 Angelo Preciado, 18 Diego Palacios, 19 Gonzalo Plata, 20 Sebas Mendez, 21 Alan Franco, 22 Alexander Dominguez, 23 Moises Caicedo, 24 Djorkaeff Reasco, 25 Jackson Porozo, 26 Kevin Rodriguez

Senegal squad: 1 Edouard Mendy, 2 Ismail Jakobs, 3 Kalidou Koulibaly, 4 Abdou Diallo, 5 Idrissa Gueye, 6 Nampalys Mendy, 7 Youssouf Sabaly, 8 Cheikhou Kouyate, 9 Iliman Ndiaye, 10 Moussa N'Diaye, 11 Formose Mendy, 12 Pape Abou Cisse, 13 Pape Gueye, 14 Moustapha Name, 15 Krepin Diatta, 16 Pathe Ciss, 17 Pape Matar Sarr, 18 Ismaila Sarr, 19 Famara Diedhiou, 20 Bamba Dieng, 21 Boulaye Dia, 22 Fode Ballo-Toure, 23 Seny Dieng, 24 Mamadou Loum, 25 Nicolas Jackson, 26 Alfred Gomis

Preview: It’s looking like Ecuador vs Senegal will be winner-takes-all when it comes to qualification from Group A. Both sides are in a decent position to join Netherlands, who should have little trouble beating Qatar, in the last-16, with Ecuador having picked up four points so far to Senegal’s three. 

Enner Valencia has been in sensational form for La Tri so far, with three World Cup goals to his name and will be looked upon to add to his tally against a Senegal defence that has been suspect at times.

For the Lions of Teranga, a win against Ecuador looks to be imperative with a draw unlikely to be enough to see them qualify unless hosts Qatar pull off a major upset against the Dutch.

Sportsman stat: Senegal are looking for consecutive wins in the competition for the first time in their history 

Betfred match odds: Ecuador 29/20, Senegal 11/5, Draw 21/10

Featured bet: Enner Valencia to score anytime - 13/8

To qualify from Group A: Ecuador 4/11, Senegal 2/1


Netherlands v Qatar - Group A

Where: Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor 

When: 3pm (GMT) / 6pm (AST)


Last meeting: This is the first meeting between Netherlands and Qatar.

Netherland’s World Cup so far: Drew 1-1 vs Ecuador, Won 2-0 vs Senegal 

Qatar’s World Cup so far: Lost 3-1 vs Senegal, Lost 2-0 vs Ecuador

Netherlands squad: 1 Remko Pasveer, 2 Jurrien Timber, 3 Matthijs de Ligt, 4 Virgil van Dijk, 5 Nathan Ake, 6 Stefan de Vrij, 7 Steven Bergwijn, 8 Cody Gakpo, 9 Luuk de Jong, 10 Memphis Depay, 11 Steven Berghuis, 12 Noa Lang, 13 Justin Bijlow, 14 Davy Klaassen, 15 Marten de Roon, 16 Tyrell Malacia, 17 Daley Blind, 18 Vincent Janssen, 19 Wout Weghorst, 20 Teun Koopmeiners, 21 Frenkie de Jong, 22 Denzel Dumfries, 23 Andries Noppert, 24 Kenneth Taylor, 25 Xavi Simons, 26 Jeremie Frimpong

Qatar squad: 1 Saad Al-Sheeb, 2 Ro-Ro, 3 Abdelkarim Hassan, 4 Mohammed Waad, 5 Tarek Salman, 6 Abdulaziz Hatem, 7 Ahmed Alaaeldin, 8 Ali Assadalla, 9 Mohammed Muntari, 10 Hassan Al-Haydos, 11 Akram Afif, 12 Karim Boudiaf, 13 Musab Kheder, 14 Homam Ahmed, 15 Bassam Al-Rawi, 16 Boualem Khoukhi, 17 Ismaeel Mohammad, 18 Khalid Muneer, 19 Almoez Ali, 20 Salem Al-Hairi, 21 Yousef Hassan, 22 Meshaal Barsham, 23 Assim Madibo, 24 Naif Al-Hadhrami, 25 Jassem Gaber, 26 Mostafa Meshaal

Preview: It has been a World Cup full of upsets so far, but that trend doesn’t look likely to continue when Qatar take on Netherlands.

The hosts have been utterly woeful so far, and despite finding the back of the net against Senegal last time out, they were well beaten and the 2010 finalists look almost certain to put the final nail in the coffin. 

A point against Ecuador in their last game wasn’t ideal for the Oranje, but despite the fact they haven’t sealed qualification it would take an upset of mammoth proportions to see them fall at the final hurdle.

Sportsman stat: The Netherlands have won all four of their World Cup matches against Asian sides, scoring 11 and conceding just once.

Betfred match odds: Netherlands 1/5, Qatar 14/1, Draw 6/1

Featured bet: Netherlands win and under 3.5 goals - EVS 

To qualify from Group A: Netherlands 1/5, Qatar N/A


Wales v England - Group B

Where: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan 

When: 7pm (GMT) / 10pm (AST)

TV: BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website

Last meeting: England 3-0 Wales (Friendly, 2020)

England’s World Cup so far: Drew 0-0 vs USA, Won 6-2 vs Iran 

Wales’ World Cup so far: Lost 2-0 vs Iran, Drew 1-1 vs USA 

England squad: 1 Jordan Pickford, 2 Kyle Walker, 3 Luke Shaw, 4 Declan Rice, 5 John Stones, 6 Harry Maguire, 7 Jack Grealish, 8 Jordan Henderson, 9 Harry Kane, 10 Raheem Sterling, 11 Marcus Rashford, 12 Kieran Trippier, 13 Nick Pope, 14 Kalvin Phillips, 15 Eric Dier, 16 Conor Coady, 17 Bukayo Saka, 18 Trent Alexander-Arnold, 19 Mason Mount, 20 Phil Foden, 21 Ben White, 22 Jude Bellingham, 23 Aaron Ramsdale, 24 Callum Wilson, 25 James Maddison, 26 Conor Gallagher

Wales squad: 1 Wayne Hennessey, 2 Chris Gunter, 3 Neco Williams, 4 Ben Davies, 5 Chris Mepham, 6 Joe Rodon, 7 Joe Allen, 8 Harry Wilson, 9 Brennan Johnson, 10 Aaron Ramsey, 11 Gareth Bale, 12 Danny Ward, 13 Kieffer Moore, 14 Connor Roberts, 15 Ethan Ampadu, 16 Joe Morrell, 17 Tom Lockyer, 18 Jonny Williams, 19 Mark Harris, 20 Daniel James, 21 Adam Davies, 22 Sorba Thomas, 23 Dylan Levitt, 24 Ben Cabango, 25 Rubin Colwill, 26 Matthew Smith

Preview: Barring a disaster against bitter rivals Wales, England should have their place in the last-16 tied up. The Three Lions would have to lose by four goals to the Dragons for them to fall at the group stages. Wales, sitting on a single point so far, need nothing less than a win to keep their slim hopes alive and need things go their way when the USA take on Iran. 

Sportsman stat: England have won each of their last six matches against Wales, scoring 11 and conceding just once. 

Betfred match odds: Wales 7/1, England 4/9, Draw 18/5

Featured bet: England win and BTTS (Yes) - 12/5

To qualify from Group A: England 1/1000, Wales 16/1


Iran v USA - Group B

Where: Al Thumama Stadium, Al Thumama 

When: 7pm (GMT) / 10pm (AST)

TV: BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website

Last meeting: USA 1-1 Iran (Friendly, 2000)

Iran’s World Cup so far: Won 2-0 vs Wales, Lost 6-2 vs England

USA’s World Cup so far: Drew 0-0 vs England, Drew 1-1 vs Wales

Iran squad: 1 Alireza Beiranvand, 2 Sadegh Moharrami, 3 Ehsan Hajsafi, 4 Shojae Khalilzadeh, 5 Milad Mohammadi, 6 Saeid Ezatolahi, 7 Alireza Jahanbakhsh, 8 Morteza Pouraliganji, 9 Mehdi Taremi, 10 Karim Ansarifard, 11 Vahid Amiri, 12 Payam Niazmand, 13 Hossein Kanaanizadegan, 14 Saman Ghoddos, 15 Rouzbeh Cheshmi, 16 Mehdi Torabi, 17 Ali Gholizadeh, 18 Ali Karimi, 19 Majid Hosseini, 20 Sardar Azmoun, 21 Ahmad Nourollahi, 22 Amir Abedzadeh, 23 Ramin Rezaeian, 24 Hossein Hosseini, 25 Abdolfazl Jalali

USA squad: 1 Matt Turner, 2 Sergino Dest, 3 Walker Zimmerman, 4 Tyler Adams, 5 Antonee Robinson, 6 Yunus Musah, 7 Giovanni Reyna, 8 Weston McKennie, 9 Jesus Ferreira, 10 Christian Pulisic, 11 Brenden Aaronson, 12 Ethan Horvath, 13 Tim Ream, 14 Luca de la Torre, 15 Aaron Long, 16 Jordan Morris, 17 Cristian Roldan, 18 Shaq Moore, 19 Haji Wright, 20 Cameron Carter-Vickers, 21 Timothy Weah, 22 DeAndre Yedlin, 23 Kellyn Acosta, 24 Josh Sargent, 25 Sean Johnson, 26 Joe Scally

Preview: Following Iran’s shock win over Wales and the USA’s second draw of the competition on Friday, three points in Al Thumama would be enough for either side to progress to the knockout stages. Iran are better positioned than the Stars and Stripes though, and know that even a draw would be enough to see them through providing Wales fail to beat England. 

Sportsman stat: Iran are looking to win two World Cup matches in a single tournament for the first time.

Betfred match odds: Iran 3/1, USA 21/20, Draw 12/5

Featured bet: Draw and BTTS (Yes) - 18/5

To qualify from Group A: USA 10/11, Iran 10/11

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