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World Cup 2022: matches and results for Friday November 25



► Iran revive with 2-0 win over Wales

Iran can dream of a first round of 16 in its history after a 2-0 victory over Wales on Friday in Doha, in the second meeting of Group B of the 2022 World Cup. “Team Meli” scored the two goals at the very end of the match by Rouzbeh Cheshmi and Ramin Rezaeian, while the Welsh were reduced to 10 after the exclusion of their goalkeeper Hennessey, the first red card of this World Cup.

Iranian players, silent during their first match of the 2022 World Cup, sang their national anthem before this meeting. The choice, described as “collective” by captain Alireza Jahanbakhsh before the World Cup, not to sing during the match against England, had been seen as a sign of support for the victims of the harshly repressed demonstrations in their country.

► Qatar eliminated after losing to Senegal (3-1)

Qatar, beaten by Senegal (3-1) on Friday at the Al-Thumama stadium in Doha, was eliminated from its World Cup, five days after its defeat in the opening match against Ecuador (2-0).

With Ecuador failing to defeat the Netherlands, Qatar became the first World Cup hosts to exit the competition on matchday two of the group stage.

► The Netherlands hooked by Ecuador (1-1)

The Netherlands and Ecuador, both victorious on the first day in Group A, were neutralized (1-1) on Friday in Doha and will be in favorable tie next Tuesday when aiming for the round of 16 of the World-2022.

► England – United States

For the last match of the day, England will face the United States. The English, who started their competition very well against Iran (6-2). As for the Americans, they managed to hold Gareth Bale’s Wales in check in their first meeting (1-1).

Despite some concerns, England star Harry Kane should start the game well. A won match would allow England to qualify already for the round of 16.

► Neymar, hit in the right ankle, will be forfeited against Switzerland

Neymar, victim of a sprain Thursday against Serbia (2-0), is affected in the ligament of the right ankle and will be absent Monday against Switzerland during the second match of Brazil at the World Cup-2022, announced Friday the doctor of the Selecao.

Rodrigo Lasmar, doctor of the Brazilian federation (CBF), announced that Neymar suffered from a “lateral ligament injury” ankle, while defender Danilo also suffers from a sprain. “We won’t have these two players for our next game, but they are continuing their treatment with the aim of recovering them in time for the rest of the competition”he said in a video broadcast by the CBF.

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World Cup 2022: matches and results for Thursday November 24



► Switzerland wins against Cameroon 1 to 0 thanks to Embolo

Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0 thanks to a goal from Breel Embolo for their entry into the World Cup-2022 on Thursday in Doha, and took the lead in group G before the Brazil-Serbia match in the evening.

Embolo remained impassive after his goal, scored after returning from the locker room. The striker, a native of Yaoundé, had announced before the match that he would try not to celebrate if he scored with the “Nati” against his native country with which he has kept very strong ties.

► Uruguay and South Korea back to back (0-0)

Uruguay and South Korea, despite the pedigree of their respective attackers, did not find the opening (0-0) after a balanced and lively match in which the defenders took the upper hand on Thursday at Doha in Group H of the 2022 World Cup.

If the former Bordeaux player Hwang Ui-jo wasted a great opportunity in the box (34th), it was Celeste who proved to be the most dangerous, Godin (34th) and Valverde (90th) touching the posts while Suarez , replaced by Cavani (64th), and Son were little in sight.

► Portugal beats Ghana 3-2, Cristiano Ronaldo historic goalscorer

Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 to enter the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (Group H), thanks in particular to a penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo, who became the first player to score at five different World Cups on Thursday. at Stadium 974, Doha.

The 37-year-old Portuguese star, without a club since breaking his contract by mutual agreement with Manchester United, made World Cup history by converting a penalty (65th). The Ghanaian Andre Ayew equalized (73rd), but Joao Felix (78th) then Rafael Leao (80th) revived the Portuguese, who however trembled at the end of the match after the goal of Osman Bukari (89th).

► Brazil – Serbia

For the last game of the day, Neymar’s Brazil will face Serbia at 8 p.m. French time. Defeated in the quarter-finals in 2018, the Brazilian “Seleção”, the most successful in the history of the World Cup, will try this year to win their sixth world title.

For that, it would be better that their entry into the running against Serbia, 21st in the Fifa ranking, is successful, at the risk of finding themselves back against the wall against Switzerland and Cameroon in the following matches.

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World Cup 2022: matches and results for Wednesday November 23



► Morocco holds in check the Croatian vice-world champions (0-0)

Slow beginnings. The Croatian vice-world champions and their leader Luka Modric did not shine for their entry into the running at the 2022 World Cup by conceding a sad and tasteless draw against Morocco (0-0), Wednesday at the Al-Bayt stadium.

We were entitled to expect much more from the checkered selection, four years after a Russian campaign only stopped in the final by France. Is it a lack of renewal for a team that always relies on the same framework?

Still, the formation of Zlatko Dalic appeared uninspired and without genius, unable to seriously shake up “Atlas Lions” solid, if not brilliant.

► The Japanese achieve the feat against Germany (2-1)

Germany, four-time world champion, missed its entry into the World Cup 2022 on Wednesday by losing 2-1 against a valiant team from Japan, in the first match of group E at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha. After Argentina’s defeat on Tuesday against Saudi Arabia, this is the second big surprise of the World Cup in Qatar.

Ahead of the encounter, the German players had ostensibly put their hands over their mouths in the team photo in an apparent protest at threats of sporting sanctions from Fifa to prevent the wearing of armbands ” One Love “ in Qatar.

The seven European federations, including Germany, which had planned to wear a colored armband ” One Love “ against discrimination, gave up on Monday in the face of the threat of “sporting penalties” by Fifa, which did not specify them. This threat has been widely criticized in Germany where many voices have been raised calling on Mannschaft players to defy it.

► Spain, conqueror, sweeps Costa Rica 7-0

Spain, unlike Germany surprised shortly before by Japan in Group E of the 2022 World Cup, did not tremble against Costa Rica, which they swept 7-0 with a brace from Ferran Torres, at the stadium al-Thumama in Doha.

The Spaniards, who were already leading 3-0 on the half hour, confirmed their status as a serious candidate for the supreme title. This attractive Roja, at the top of the group after her display in front of the admittedly very weak Costa Ricans, will face Germany in their next match, Sunday 27 (at 8:00 p.m.).

► Belgium – Canada

For the last match of the day, Belgium will face Canada. On the one hand, the Red Devils had reached the semi-final in 2018, losing to France, and hope to go at least as far in the competition this year. They will be led by Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Manchester City player Kevin de Bruyne.

The stakes for Canada are more modest: the current selection could make history by scoring the first goal of the “Canucks” in the World Cup. This is only the second time the North Americans have taken part in the competition. Their first attempt, in 1986, ended in a first-round elimination. The 2022 team is stronger, however, with the presence of Alphonso Davies, who plays for Bayern Munich.

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World Cup 2022: results and summaries of the matches of Tuesday November 22



► Sensation in Doha, Argentina beaten by Saudi Arabia (2-1)

Earthquake in Lusail! Lionel Messi’s Argentina, among the favorites for this 2022 World Cup, was humiliated in their first match by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in Doha (1-2) for what is one of the biggest sensations in history. of the World Cup. “It’s a very hard blow”released Lionel Messi while Argentina and its supporters already saw themselves lifting the trophy.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or quickly opened the scoring from the penalty spot (10th) but in the second half, strikers Saleh Al-Shehri (48th) and Salem Al-Dawsari (53rd) gave the advantage to the Saudis in this first match of the Group C of the 2022 World Cup.

“We didn’t expect to start this way. We thought we started well, with three points, as we said before the match. It would have brought us peace of mind.”added the Argentine genius who disputes what will be ” surely “ his last World Cup.

“It’s a memorable victory, it will go down in history”, savored Hervé Renard, the French coach of the Saudi team. This result is indeed one of the greatest exploits of this competition, with, among others, United States-England (1-0) in 1950, North Korea-Italy (1-0) in 1966, Algeria-FRG (2-1) in 1982, Senegal-France (1-0) in 2002, South Korea-Italy (2-1) in 2002, and South Korea-Germany (2-0) in 2018. he explosion of joy from the Saudis at the final whistle, one imagines that they too had not dreamed of such a feat.

► Draw 0-0 between Tunisia and Denmark, next opponents of France

Denmark and Tunisia, the next opponents of the French world champions in Group D of the 2022 World Cup, drew (0-0) on Tuesday at the Education City stadium in Al Rayyan.

Jostled by the Carthage Eagles in the first period, the Danes imposed their game in the second, without however managing to win, despite a goal scored by Andreas Skov Olsen, disallowed for an offside position.

► Mexico and Poland neutralize each other, Lewandoswki misses a penalty

Mexico and Poland left back to back (0-0) after an unexciting match for their entry into the World Cup at Stade 974 in Doha.

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Poland star striker Robert Lewandowski failed to convert a penalty he had caused after a foul was cleared by VAR, his shot being blocked by experienced Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (58th) .

Both teams sit in second place in Group C, behind Saudi Arabia.

► France – Australia, successful entry for the Blues

After a failed start to the match, and a goal conceded in the 9th minute, the France team quickly got back on track before finally winning easily against Australia. Didier Deschamps’ men conceded an early goal when Goodwin found himself alone in the area, forgotten by Benjamin Pavard. He easily deceived Hugo Lloris (1-0, 9th).

After coming to their senses, the Blues equalized through Rabiot (27th), before taking the lead through Olivier Giroud (32nd). After the break, they worsened the mark thanks to Kylian Mbappé (68th) then Giroud again. This first victory allows the French team to take the lead in group D alone.

Defender Lucas Hernandez, injured in a knee, is forced to forfeit for the future. Affected in the cruciate ligaments of the right knee, the player of Bayern Munich aged 26 cannot be replaced in the group of Didier Deschamps.

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World Cup 2022: matches and results for Monday November 21



► England – Iran: 6-2, a successful entry into the running for the semi-finalist of the 2018 World Cup

England, semi-finalist of the World Cup-2018 and finalist of Euro-2020, made a success of its entry into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by outclassing Iran 6-2 in group B, Monday, November 21 at the stadium Khalifa of Doha.

Faced with the Iranians who quickly had to do without their titular goalkeeper, hit in the face, the English took over thanks to goals from their young nuggets Jude Bellingham, 19 (35th) and Bukayo Saka, 21 (43rd, 62nd ), and the more experienced Raheem Sterling, (45+1), Marcus Rashford (71st) and Jack Grealish (90th). Iran reduced the score thanks to a double from Mehdi Taremi (65th, 90 + 13 sp)

The eleven Iranian players refrained from singing their national anthem before the kick-off of their first match of the World Cup-2022 against England, Monday in Doha. During the week, their captain Alireza Jahanbakhsh had explained that the players would decide “collectively” whether or not to sing the national anthem as a sign of support for the victims of the harshly repressed demonstrations in their country.

On the English side, captain Harry Kane has given up wearing the inclusive colored armband One Love, the seven federations which intended to do so having backtracked on Monday, faced with the threat of sports sanctions from Fifa. The English however knelt down as they usually do to denounce all forms of discrimination.

► Netherlands – Senegal: 2-0, a snatch victory

The Netherlands managed to win against Senegal after a game closer than expected. Cody Gakpo opened the scoring with a header in the 84th minute, before Davy Klaassen doubled the lead after stoppage time in the 90th + 9.

Prior to that, the two Group A favorites had overall looked like a not-to-lose game rather than a must-win.

This match was the first between the two teams in all competitions. Holland, which never lost its first match in the World Cup (6 wins and 2 draws), honored the tradition and broke the good Senegalese series (two wins in their opening matches in the World Cup).

► United States – Wales, a match that promises to be balanced

For the last match of the day, the United States (16th in the FIFA rankings) will face Wales (19th) in a game that promises to be balanced. The American selection did not qualify in 2018 to everyone’s surprise.

The Welsh will be led by their superstar, Gareth Bale, former Real Madrid player and champion in the American football league this year. For their part, the United States can count on players who have proven themselves in Europe, such as Weston McKennie with Juventus or Christian Pulisic with Chelsea.

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