England 6 – 2 Iran :
In the second day of the world cup a match that featured eight goals and a total of 24 minutes of added time in the first and second halfs, Gareth Southgate’s England crushed Iran with six goals, including a double from Bukayo Saka.
The match got off to a slow start after Alireza Beiranvand collided with his own defender in the first 10 minutes of the match.Hossein Hosseini entered the pitch as the goalkeeper’s substitute, but moments later he conceded his first goal, an impressive header from Jude Bellingham (Dortmund).
If Bellingham’s header was impressive, Bukayo Saka’s half-volley was beautiful, struck confidently into the back of the net after a Trippier corner.England then scored another goal before the 14 minutes of added time through Raheem Sterling, who took a centre from Harry Kane from a first contact to score the goal.
Bukayo Saka scored his second goal of the game in the 62nd minute after receiving the ball and attacking the Iranian defence, flipped two players and finished his move with a confident finish.Taremi scored a smart goal to bring the score to 4-1, before Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish added two more goals to bring the score to 6-1 for the Three Lions.
Porto Taremi then scored a consolation penalty for Iran, and the match ended after 10 minutes in added time.
Gareth Southgate’s side look comfortable with the ball and approach Friday’s game against the United States with confidence.
Man Of The Match : Jude Bellingham
Wales 1 – 1 Usa :
- After 64 years of absence, the Welshmen started their World Cup with a draw (1-1) against the long-dominating Americans.
- This score is the business of the English, who take the lead of group B.
The last time they qualified for the World Cup, Elizabeth II had only been on the throne for six years. 64 years later, Wales returned to the most prestigious competition (1-1). Courageous, and more enterprising in the second half, Gareth Bale’s teammates scored a draw against the United States (1-1).
Everything had started so badly for the Dragons. In technical difficulty, and probably inhibited by the pressure of this big comeback, they struggled for a long time against the American dry cleaners. High on the pitch and aggressive in duels, Team USA monopolized the ball during a first one-way act. Volunteers, however, they struggled to create real opportunities, despite a particularly sharp Christian Pulisic. They could still have opened the scoring before the end of the first quarter of an hour when Rodon came close to cheating on his own goalie on a powerful Weah cross (9′). In the wake, Josh Sargent found the post on his powerful head (10′).
Bale responds to Weah
It was finally from a Christian Pulisic in all the good moves that the light came. After a good percussion in the axis, the American captain distilled a marvel of pass in depth for a Timothy Weah, author of a sharp call. Alone on the surface, the Lille rider tricked the opposing goalkeeper with a sleek exterior (1-0, 36′).
Upon returning from the dressing room, Rob Page’s players returned with all other intentions, aided by the tactical change made at the break (with the entry of a Kieffer Moore, valuable in his pivotal role). Generous in effort, like an Ethan Ampadu in the oven and the mill, they pushed back their opponents. Turner saved his team from a knee-jerk tap on a Ben Davies head (65′). But it was only part over, Zimmerman making a gross mistake on Bale in his own surface. The Welsh captain was not asked to equalize and score his 41st goal in the selection (1-1, 82′). The first goal for the Dragons in a World Cup since… June 17, 1958, 23,533 days. A record.
Completely cooked, like the multiple cramps at the end of the matches, the two formations did not succeed in forcing the decision.
With this score of parity between the returnees – like the Welsh, the Americans were absent in Russia -, England alone takes the lead of group B. In demonstration against Iran (6-2), the men of Gareth Southgate (3 points) The United States and Wales (1). The teammates of Mehdi Taremi, double scorer, close the march (0).
World Cup Group B standings :
World Cup Group B results and fixtures :
|Mon, Nov. 21||England 6, Iran 2||Finished|
|Mon, Nov. 21||USA 1, Wales 1||Finished|
|Fri, Nov. 25||Wales vs. Iran||5 a.m.||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|Fri, Nov. 25||England vs. USA||2 p.m.||Al Bayt|
|Tues, Nov. 29||Wales vs. England||2 p.m.||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|Tues, Nov. 29||Iran vs. USA||2 p.m.||Al Thumama|