Wales vs England: World Cup preview
On Tuesday, we will see a battle of the Brits in Qatar as England and Wale face each other in Group B at the World Cup.
Wales and England face each other on Tuesday in the World Cup to settle their Group B standings. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. ET from Ahmed bin Ali Stadium as Harry Kane and Gareth Bale battle for British bragging rights and to advance to the knockout stages of the World Cup.
Where does England stand in Group B?
England are the favorites in the matchup, but as we have already seen in the group stage games so far, anything can happen in the World Cup. England creamed Iran in their opening game, but only managed a 0-0 draw to the US. That draw, though, meant that either a win or a draw will send them through to the round of 16. They are at the top of Group B and the only way they wouldn’t make it to the next round is if Wales beats them…by four.
Where does Wale stand in Group B?
After a 1-1 draw with the USA to start off their World Cup journey, Wales fell 2-0 to Iran. Wales is last in the Group B table, and need to beat England and for the US and Iran to tie or to beat England by six goals in order to advance to the round of 16, the latter of which is unlikely.
Group B: What each team needs to qualify for the round of 16 of the World Cup
Group B Table
|Group B Teams||GP||Wins||Ties||Losses||GD||Points|
|1 - England||2||1||1||0||+4||4|
|2 - Iran||2||1||0||1||-2||3|
|3 - USA||2||0||2||0||0||2|
|4 - Wales||2||0||1||1||-2||1|
England vs Wales
England have won each of their last six games against Wales with 11 goals scored and just one goal conceded. They have only lost their final group stage game in two of their last 14 World Cup appearances (with seven wins and five draws).
“If we play that well in the next game, that USA game will be forgotten about,” said England forward Marcus Rashford. “It’s up to us as players and staff as a group to move on as a collective, really. And the best way to do that is by winning the next game.”
Of all the Wales players to have completed 180 minutes across their first two World Cup game, Gareth Bale has had the fewest touches in both games (34 against USA and 36 against Iran). On the English side, Harry Kane has only scored three times for England in 10 games in 2022, all from the penalty spot.
“Harry’s a world-class player, and he’s one of the best players in the world,” said Wales defender Ben Davies. “He’s obviously going to make any team better with him in there, but that obviously doesn’t mean that England have very capable replacements to come in.”
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