World Cup Qatar 2022 – Day 6

We have the first eliminated team of the World Cup and it’s none other than the hosts, Qatar. This and more in our Day 6 update of the World Cup!

Group B
R. Cheshmi 90+8′
R. Rezaeian 90+11′

Wales: B. Johnson 57′, D. James 58′, J. Allen 77′, D. Ward 87′,
Iran: K. Ansarifard 68′, M. Torabi 77′, A. Jahanbakhsh 77′, R. Cheshmi 77′, A. Karimi 83′

Iran did it! It was a relatively balanced game for most of the match, with Wales controlling possession, but Iran having the bigger chances. However the Welsh keeper, Hennessey got a red card in the 86th and that really turned things upside down. Iran opened the scoring way into injury time and even managed to double it’s lead 3 minutes later. This puts Iran in a decent position to go through, while Wales is as good as eliminated.

Group A
M. Muntari 78′B. Dia 41′
F. Diedhiou 48′
B. Dieng 84′

Qatar: A. Hatem 69′, M. Muntari 74′, M. Waad 83′, T. Salman 83′,
Senegal: P. Ciss 64′, I. Ndiaye 74′, B. Dieng 74′, P. A. Cisse 78′, P. M. Sarr 78′

The hosts are officially eliminated from the World Cup! Even though Qatar put up a fight versus Senegal, the Africans were always looking more likely to win and they opened the scoring at the end of the first half, only to double it at the start of the second. The hosts did manage to get one back, but

Group A
C. Gakpo 6′E. Valencia 49′

Netherlands: M. Depay 46′, S. Berghuis 69′, W. Weghorst 79′, M. De Roon 80′
Ecuador: J. Sarmiento 74′, R. Ibarra 90′, K. Rodriguez 90′

Things we didn’t think we will say before the match started: Netherlands were lucky to grab a point versus Ecuador. Even though Van Gaal’s team opened the scoring thanks to a Gakpo goal in the early minutes, Ecuador dominated most of the match! Even if an Estupinan goal was disallowed in the first half, the South Americans kept pushing and they equalised thanks to a Valencia goal, who was later taken down injured. Netherlands are favorites to go through, as their last match is against Qatar. Ecuador and Senegal to battle it out!

Group B

England: J. Henderson 68′, J. Grealish 68′, M. Rashford 78′
USA: B. Aaronson 77′, S. Moore 78′, G. Reyna 83′, J. Sargent 83

Surprisingly, the United States were the more dangerous side for most of the match. They kept pressing and England seemed content to play around the middle and hand over the initiate to the US at times. All and all, this was not an entertaining match and no team managed to captivate the fans at the stadium. This is especially sad from England, as they won their first game 6-2 and everyone was expecting their run of attacking football to continue.