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The World Cup has begun, three matches are scheduled for November 21 in groups A and B. How will the teams of England and the Netherlands show themselves in the first matches of the tournament and what to expect from the match between Wales and the USA – in the material “RBC Sport”

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England – Iran, 16:00

Where: Khalifa International Stadium (Doha); capacity – 45 thousand people

In the first match in group B, the British will meet with the Iranian national team. The obvious favorite of the meeting is the England team. Iran acts as an outsider of the group, but the team is still able to deliver a lot of trouble to the opponent.

Both teams made it to the World Cup without personnel losses, which should allow the teams to show their best side. England before the start of the 2022 World Cup failed in the Nations League without winning a single match in the group stage of the tournament.

Before the start of the championship, the players of the England national team noted that the unbearably high temperature in Qatar greatly spoils the training process; with the heat in Qatar.

Senegal – Netherlands, 19:00

Where: Al Tumama Stadium (Doha); capacity – 40 thousand people.

The second match of group A will be between the national teams of Senegal and the Netherlands. In recent years, the African team has replenished with a whole scattering of star players: Kalidou Koulibaly (defender of Chelsea), Edouard Mendy (goalkeeper of Chelsea), Ismaila Sarr (forward of the English Watford). Do not miss the fact that Aliou Cisse’s wards are the current holders of the African Cup of Nations (CAF).

The Dutch national team is approaching the World Cup in the optimal composition. The team is unbeaten in 15 matches (11 wins and four draws). Despite not having the best performances of some players in the club season, high-profile players such as Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern), Memphis Depay (Barcelona) and Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) are ready to help their team compete for the main trophy.

The Senegal national team in the tournament will not be able to help Bayern Munich winger Sadio Mane. The injured player was included in Senegal’s final bid, but with a high probability he will not be able to help his national team.

“Mane’s injury is very sad news. We’re going to use shamans to help him. Are they effective? I don’t know for sure if they will really help, but we’re going to do it anyway. We can only hope for miracles. Mane should be in Qatar. Sadio, you should be there November 21st!” — stated on the air of Europe1 radio station, FIFA Secretary from Senegal Fatma Samoura.

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USA – Wales, 22:00

Where: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium (Er Rayyan): capacity – 44 thousand people.

The second match in group B and the final match of the first game day will be held by the teams of the United States of America and Wales. Both teams are not without difficulty selected for the World Cup. The European team made it through the play-offs, with the US finishing third in the North American qualifying group.

The main teams have not undergone any changes, no one has injured players. The US team has been unable to win for the past three matches, while the Welsh’s unsuccessful streak continues for five matches.

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