World Cup Qatar 2022 – Day 2

Day 2 of the World Cup in Qatar concluded and what a day it was! A total of 12 goals were scored! Read our report below!

Group B
Bellingham 35′
Saka 43′, 62′
Sterling 45+1′
Rashford 71′
Grealish 90′
Taremi 65′, 90+13′(p)


England: Dier 70′, Rashford 71′, Grealish 71′, Phoden 71′, Callum Wilson 76′

Iran: Hosseini 19′, Kanaani 46′, Torabi 63′, Gholizadeh 46′

The day started off with a very nice match, 8 goals between England and Iran. Southgate surprised a lot of people and started with a more offensive 4-2-3-1, rather than his usual 5 at the back formation. England controlled the game and managed to play remarkably well in this match. With youngsters Saka and Bellingham leading the way, Kane playing well even without scoring, they scored 6 past Carlos Queiroz’s team. Taremi did manage to score 2 for Iran, which can be a small consolation for the Asian giants.

Group A
Gakpo 84′
Klaasen 90+9′


Netherlands: Martin de Roon 90′, Klaasen 79′, Koopmeiers 79′, Depay 62′

Senegal: Pape Gueye 73′, Ismail Jakobs 62′, Nicolas Jackson 74′, Bamba Dieng 69′

Most fans will most likely feel that Senegal deserved more from this match and rightly so. The Africans put up a show versus Van Gaal’s team and in some moments of the game it looked like they might win and secure the key points from this match. The Dutch were the ones who managed to score though, thanks to in-form Gakpo in the 84th and substitute Klaasen, in the 100th minute. This puts them in a very comfortable situation, as Senegal look to be the second best team of the group.

Group B
Weah 36′Bale 82′ (p)


USA: Yedlin 74′, Aaronson 66′, Jordan Morris 88′, Acosta 74′, Haji Wright 74′

Wales: Morrell 90′, Sorba Thomas 90′, Moore 46′, Brennan Johnson 79′

We have seen two completely different halfs tonight. In the first half, the United States dominated the match, played some very nice football(well, technically soccer) and they opened the scoring via a nice Timothy Weah goal. Things drastically changed in the second half and the Americans completely handed over the control of the match to Wales. Even though the Brits were not creating a lot of chances, they kept pressuring Turner’s goal and eventually managed to get a penalty, which Gareth Bale calmly converted. We cannot stop wondering whether a certain admin is losing his job tonight though..