Which matches are on the menu?
14h00 England v Iran
5:00 PM Senegal – Netherlands
20:00 United States – Wales
Which party should you definitely follow?
On paper, the duel between Senegal and the Netherlands is the highlight today, but also look at the United States against Wales. For the Welshmen, this World Cup is the first since 1958. So you can count on them to be looking forward to it.
Which player should you keep an eye on?
The Senegalese Krépin Diatta (23). The former Club Brugge player tore his cruciate ligament a year ago and feared that he would also miss out on the World Cup after the Africa Cup (final win). However, the winger got ready and thanked God for that at the press conference yesterday afternoon. Senegal has to do without star player Sadio Mane at this World Cup. He had to drop out due to an injury, so national coach Aliou Cissé will probably count on Diatta to create openings in the front.
There is also a player to keep an eye on in England with Harry Kane. He has already scored 51 goals for England and is breathing down the neck of all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney, who has 53.
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Andries Noppert is surprisingly in goal with the Netherlands. At the age of 28, the Heerenveen goalkeeper has barely played 32 first division matches, but is preferred to Remko Pasveer (Ajax) and Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord). With his 2.03 meters, he is also the tallest player at the World Cup. And another fun fact about the selection of Orange: with right back Jeremie Frimpong (21), the Orange is actually counting on a player who barely speaks Dutch. He was born in Amsterdam, but moved to Manchester (City) at the age of nine. Fortunately, Van Gaal’s English is mighty.
What’s happening off the field?
At 4.30 pm another press conference of the Red Devils is on the menu. This time Thomas Meunier and Youri Tielemans address the media. A training will then follow at 6 pm, which will be open to the press for 15 minutes.