On Friday we will start the circuit of group matches again, while group A and group B will start again for their second match.
That means the tournament is already at a stage where teams can confirm their qualification for the next round, or confirm their exit from the tournament. Wales will be looking for their first win in Group B, while England can secure a place in the round of 16 with a win.
Host Qatar will meet Senegal in group A and the Netherlands will take on Ecuador. This way you can follow all four matches in the United Kingdom.
Wales had a disappointing start to their tournament in terms of performance, as they were not particularly impressive against the United States. However, they remained determined and got their reward when Gareth Bale scored a penalty to make it 1-1. That is a good result, as long as they can take all three points against Iran.
Iran were easily beaten 6-2 by England and look to be a little less impressive side than many predicted, but they are certainly capable of hurting Wales if Rob Page’s side put in a passive performance, as they did in the first half against the United States. .
How to watch Wales vs Iran in the UK
There’s no denying that Qatar’s start to the tournament against Ecuador was quite embarrassing. They were only beaten 2-0 by the South American side, but the performance showed almost nothing to indicate that Qatar will take points against Senegal or the Netherlands in their next two group matches.
Senegal stayed in the game against the Dutch until the final stages when Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen scored, making this game against Qatar crucial for Senegal’s hopes. A win here would give them an excellent chance of progression as they face Ecuador in the final group game, and the African side should be able to pull it off.
How to watch Qatar vs Senegal in UK
It wasn’t exactly a vintage performance from the Netherlands, as they beat Senegal 2-0 in the opener, but that was the toughest group game on paper and now it’s a matter of getting the job done for Louis van Gaal and his side.
They will face an Ecuadorian side who are confident after their win over Qatar, although it’s not easy at this stage to work out just how impressive that win was. The Orange could use an early goal to dampen the Ecuadorian enthusiasm and that should be enough to push Our Orange through to the knockout phase.
How to watch Netherlands vs Senegal in UK
Based on the performance against Wales, this will be England’s toughest test in the group stage as this team from the United States is full of talented individuals and as a collective really feel they can achieve something at this tournament.
England can progress to the next round with a win over the Americans and after beating Iran 6-2 the Three Lions will be confident they have more than enough to beat the United States and set up a dead rubber against Wales in the last group game in which the squad can be rotated.