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World Cup: England and the Netherlands are very pale, Qatar has already been eliminated … What to remember from Friday, November 25

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The favorites for this 2022 World Cup disappointed yet again, but performed relatively well this Friday. Not an exciting game, England were happy to miss out on a draw (0-0) against the US, much more attractive than expected, as was the Netherlands, who didn’t get far from disaster against Ecuador (1-1). . Before that, Qatar lost to Senegal (3-1), thus becoming the first to be eliminated from “their” World Cup. Having won against Wales (2:0), at the end of the suspense, the Iranians gave themselves the right to believe in the eighth.

Purge: England didn’t stretch

When it comes to accounting, Gareth Southgate can rub his hands. With four points, England are still top of Group B and are ideally placed to qualify for the play-offs. However, this will be his only reason to be satisfied: the Three Lions performed very badly against the USA, who had the best chances, like Christian Pulisic’s shot on the crossbar (33rd), and they can legitimately have some regrets.

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With no ideas in attack, the British showed themselves far from the promises made against Iran (6-2) a few days earlier and from the level of contenders for the final victory. Proof of this is that they only scored six times in the entire match, their lowest World Cup result in 32 years. To reassure themselves, Harry Kane and his teammates will be able to say that there is worse: a few hours earlier, the Dutch had only hit the Ecuadorians twice. But at least they scored (1-1).

Image: Tears of Valencia

Ecuador #13 striker Enner Valencia is carried away on a stretcher during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group A football match between the Netherlands and Ecuador at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha November 25, 2022. (Photo by Anne-Christine PUZHULA/AFP) AFP or licensors

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Once again, the driving force behind his team’s beautiful match against the Netherlands (1:1) was the Ecuadorian captain Enner Valencia, who walked on water at the start of the World Cup. Playing effectively on the surface (49th) to get his team back on par, the striker is even currently number one in the World Cup scorer rankings with three achievements. But he left the field in tears, hurt his knee and was evacuated on a stretcher after staying on the ground for a long time … And he could have missed the decisive match for qualifying for eighth place against Senegal on Tuesday.

Revelation: Cody Gakpo Strikes Again

Cody Gakpo has already scored a goal in his first match against Ecuador. After a beautiful series of passes, the Dutch attacking midfielder, serving from 18 yards, landed an unstoppable left foot that hit the post of Hernan Galindez. The only flash in the afternoon on the side of the Netherlands, which showed a rather alarming level. For the “orange” draw (1:1), obtained thanks to the nugget of PSV Eindhoven, frankly well paid.

Scenario: Iran, Time Lord

Dominating throughout the game, the Iranians nearly left Al Rayyan frustrated and empty-handed. But they sublimated themselves in stoppage time to achieve invaluable success in the eighth place race against Wales. Opening the scoring in the 90th + 8 (the last decisive goal in the history of the World Cup, excluding extra time), with a very beautiful shot by Ruzbeh Cheshmi, they even managed to double the advantage thanks to Ramin Rezayan on the 90th + 11. . On Tuesday, they will play an unofficial round of 16 against the USA.

Action: Henessey, the first red

There was no red card in the first round of the World Cup: now the statistical “anomaly” is corrected by the removal of Wayne Henessy (84th). Coming out to meet Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi, the Welsh goalkeeper missed the ball completely and hit the Iranian striker hard with his knee. Having received a yellow sanction for the first time, he saw how the color of his card changed after watching the arbitration video. Completely beating his team, which sank in stoppage time.

Disappointment: Qatar has already been eliminated

Despite the first goal scored by Mohammed Muntari, the host country has already dropped out of “their” rivals. Defeated by Senegal (3-1, with goals from Boulaye Dia, Famara Dieudiou and Bamba Dieng), despite a late uprising, Qatar had to pray for Ecuador’s victory if they wanted to stay alive in the tournament. Zero Three condemned him and forced him to exit through a small door. In the stands, we should expect a massive lack of interest in the last meeting of the players of Felix Sanchez Bas…


Source: Le Parisien

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Alexander
Alexander
I have worked in the news industry for over 10 years. I have a keen interest in sports and have written for many different publications. I am currently working as an author at 24 News Recorder. I cover mostly sports news but also write about other topics such as current affairs and politics. I have a strong interest in social media and how it can be used to engage with audiences.

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