England and the Netherlands are the first teams to qualify for the Round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar | Atalayar


The first teams to qualify for the Round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar are the Netherlands, the United States, England and Senegal.

In Group A we find the worst team in the World Cupthe host country, Qatar, which leaves the tournament with a poor record of seven goals conceded, one scored and zero points after losing all its matches.

It was precisely the last match against Louis Van Gaal’s side that lifted the 2010 World Cup finalists in South Africa to the top of the group after a 3-0 win, a result Gakpo is proud of.

The PSV Eindhoven player has three World Cup goals to his nameas much as Mbappé, and European clubs are eyeing him from the winter transfer window or the summer of 2023 for his goalscoring prowess.

Sadio Mané celebrates Senegal’s qualification for the round of 16 at home after a 2-1 win over Ecuador. The African side overcame an equalizer from the Ecuadorians to earn their place in a game where they disabled their opponents thanks to a late goal from Chelsea’s Kalidou Koulibaly.

In Group B, all teams had a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the World Cup. England have become one of the favorites to bring football home, as their anthem ‘Football is coming home’ goes.

Nine goals scored and two conceded for the Southgate side, but with Kane missing out on his debut and Rashford’s double and Foden joining him to send Wales home, it’s their return to a World Cup more than 60 years later.

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PHOTO/AFP – Match between England and Wales during the World Cup in Qatar

Wales may be another of the worst teams. Six goals conceded and only one scored, although they managed to snatch a point against the United States. Bale left his only World Cup due to an injury which forced him to withdraw at half-time. He had time to bump into a TV cameraman at the end of the game who was focusing on one of the World Cup stars.

The Welshman claims he will continue to come to the Wales call-up, although he will at least have to continue playing in Los Angeles in the MLS.

The United States and Iran had a politically charged game that didn’t spill over onto the pitch. The Iranian players sang their country’s anthem after suffering reprisals from their family threatened by their government. Subsequently, Carlos Queiroz played the role of dressing room manager, protecting the tense situations experienced by players whom he described as « children », but not in a pejorative way, rather to convey the message that they were too young to bear all the internal pressure.

Pulisic scored the lone goal and then suffered an injury, which caused the Americans to retreat and play defensive football that nearly cost them the draw and elimination in the final minutes.

We notice that the level of American players has increased in recent years with a greater presence in Europegreater competitiveness in MLS and a World Cup by 2026 where they will be the main country with Mexico and Canada.

Next Saturday, December 3, the Netherlands and the United States will play the first game of the Round of 16 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha at 3:00 p.m. Spanish time. December 4, England will play against Senegal at 8:00 p.m. at Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar.

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