The Ecuadorian team, led by Gustavo Alfaro, will be played this Tuesday from 12 (TV: TyC Sports) a brave stop at Khalifa Stadium in view of his pair of Senegal, looking to go to the round of 16in a match for the third and last date of Group A.
It will be the first official meeting between the two teams. Ecuador comes to this clash with 4 pointsproduct of the victory against Qatar and the draw against the Netherlands. an equality against the Senegalese it would give him the passport to the next phase.
“It will be a very tense game, very difficult, but We’re going to face it like we always do andoars for the win”, assured Gustavo “Lechuga” Alfarothe coach who leads Ecuador and who hopes to be able to count on the historic goalscorer Enner Valencia, 33 years old, who carries discomfort in an ankle.
To Senegalwhich adds 3 points (lost to the Netherlands and beat Qatar), victory only serves to qualify.
“For us the calculations are clear: either we win or we go home,” said Senegalese coach Aliou Cissé.
Therefore, the Africans will seek to add three in a World Cup in which they miss their star Sadio Mané, who missed the tournament due to injury. The Bayern Munich striker has already undergone successful surgery, according to reports.
A hot british classic
the british classic at Ahmad bin Al Stadium between the teams of England and Wales to be played at 16 (TV: TyC Sports) will define the pass to the round of 16 of Group Bwhere all the teams arrive with chances to the last date of the initial phase.
The English team is leading the way with 4 points and a goal difference in favor of +4, so that with a draw -and even with a defeat of up to three goals- he will have his place in the defining phases.
For Wales, on the other hand, the company is very complicated, since it has only 1 point with a goal difference of -2, so In addition to winning, it needs a tie between Iran and the United States.
This meeting is the first that both have in a World Cup from a record that shows that England did not lose in the last 11 games, and that the last game Wales won was by the minimum in May 1984.
The crossing comes with controversy because the English still remember the attitude of the Welsh players, that led by Gareth Bale celebrated the elimination of the English from Euro 2016 and uploaded it to social media.
The incidents that were observed were not accidental in the last hours Come in fans from both countriesthat they faced blows in the streets of Tenerife in the run-up to the crucial duel.
Netherlands will play with the local
The selection of The Netherlands will play this Tuesday from 12 (TV Pública and DeporTV) at the Al Bayt stadium against the host and eliminated Qatar, aiming of add by three and try to secure first place in Group A, which also integrate Ecuador and Senegal.
The team led by Louis van Gaal comes to this duel with 4 pointsproduct of the victory against Senegal and the tie against Ecuador, for which they will seek to win by several goals to ensure first place in their group.
“I hope that against Qatar we can correct mistakes and be the team we should be.betting on possession, which is our characteristic”, explained the Dutch coachwho leads the orange team for the third time in the World Cups.
by the side of Qatar, no chance of classification after two consecutive defeats, the match It will be the opportunity to say goodbye to your public and its World Cup participation.
Cross with history for a ticket
The selections of Iran and the United States will seek a victory at the Al Zumama stadium in Doha from 16 (Public TV and DirecTV) to achieve the pass to the second round in the World Cup Qatar 2022on the last date of B Groupin a historic match for the clashes between the two countries.
The team that wins the crossing will automatically qualify for the round of 16 and will have a defined rival, since the Group A matches -where Ecuador, the Netherlands and Senegal will seek their place- will be played before.
In the event of a tie, the only one who can benefit is Iran, which has 3 pointsbut a goal difference of -2 that could give Wales a chance to reach it if they add a win by more than three goals against England.
The North American team added two draws and, if they win, they even have a chance to finish first in the group with a good goal difference, although it depends on the result of the match between the Welsh and the English.
The party is marked by historical and political issuessince both countries are in conflict since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, in the late 1970s, which included the seizure of the US embassy in Tehranwhere 66 diplomats and civilians were held hostage for 444 days.
The conflict escalated in January 2020, after the assassination of Iranian military hero Qasem Soleimaniwhom the United States accused of the death of “hundreds” of its citizens.
Despite all these years of conflict between the two countries, in France 1998 both teams also played a defining match that they called “the game of peace” and posed together in the photo: the Iranian players came out with a bouquet of roses as an offering and the Americans responded to the gesture by joining in the presentation of the teams.
That match resulted in a 2-1 victory for Iran.with goals from Hamid Estili and Medhi Madhavikia, in what represented his first victory in a World Cup and which was fervently celebrated in the streets of various Iranian cities.
In addition, this Tuesday Giovanni Reyna, son of Claudio (who was the United States goalkeeper in that match) and Amir Abedzadeh, son of Ahmad Reza, then Iran goalkeeper, could face each other, since both are part of their respective teams.