It's time for some friendly neighborhood encounter as England take on Wales in one of the last fixtures of the day. If England beat Wales, they will move up to number 1 seed. If England draw Wales, they will move up to number 1 or number 2 seed. If England lose to Wales, they will still be in a solid position to move up. Only a four-goal defeat to Wales would put England in danger of elimination.
At the bottom of the table, Wales have a narrow path to the knockout stages. He must beat England and hope for a draw between the United States and Iran. Wales can also advance with at least a four-goal win over England.
England manager Gareth Southgate introduced the changes ahead of his side's final Group B match against Wales, with defender Kyle Walker getting his first taste of action at the tournament. With England almost certain to reach the round of 16 barring a four-goal defeat, Southgate made a total of four changes with Walker at right-back in place of Kieran Trippier. Veteran Jordan Henderson replaces Mason Mount in midfield, while Marcus Rashford, who came off the bench to score against Iran, will join Harry Kane up front and Phil Foden will also make his starting in Qatar. Wales, who must win and hope to draw Iran and the United States or beat England by four goals, have made two changes with Dan James and Joe Allen in the starting XI instead of Harry Wilson and Connor Roberts.
Cody Gakpo scored his third goal in three games as the Netherlands comfortably defeated World Cup hosts Qatar 2-0 at Al Bayt Stadium on Tuesday to secure top spot in Group A and progress to the final knockout. The Dutch, who finished with seven points from their three group games, were joined in the round of 16 by Senegal, who eliminated Ecuador by beating them 2-1 to finish second on six points. In the other game of the night, captain Kalidou Koulibaly's second-half strike earned Senegal a 2-1 win against Ecuador, sending the African side to the knockout stages of the World Cup on Tuesday for the second time.
The Lineups for Today’s match
Wales: Danny Ward, Ben Davies, Neco Williams, Joe Rodon, Gareth Bale, Chris Mepham, Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey, Ethan Ampadu, Dan James, Kieffer Moore.
England: Jordan Pickford, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden.
Wales Form Guide
Wales are playing at the World Cup for the first time since 1958. It's been 64 years of waiting, but they still haven't got a wholly positive start to the tournament. They drew their first game with the United States and lost to Iran in a last-minute heartbreak as the Asian nation cruised to a 2-0 victory.
England Form Guide
Every time England play a group game in an international tournament, they follow a pattern. They beat an opponent, then they draw 0-0 and end up scratching by 1 goal in the 3rd game. They again played a weak 0-0 against the United States, beat Iran 6-2 and are now preparing to face Wales.
Winner Predictions: England
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