The opening week of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is drawing to a close and we have already seen some unforgettable performances and results.
The first finals, held in the Middle East, was one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history as Saudi Arabia sealed a remarkable victory over one of the tournament favorites Argentina.
Four-time winners Germany, meanwhile, suffered a shock defeat to Japan, while Spain conceded seven goals against hapless Costa Rica.
England got off to a flying start with a six-game win over a besieged Iranian side to make their World Cup campaign a flier.
The Three Lions return to the field on Friday for two wins from two games.
2022 World Cup games for Friday 25th November
Wales – Iran (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium)
Qatar – Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium)
Netherlands – Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium)
England – USA (Al Bayt Stadium)
What time are the games?
The opening game of the day looks set Wales meets Iran from 1 p.m Local time (14:00 UAE). Then host Qatar meets Senegal from 4 p.m (5 p.m. United Arab Emirates), the The Netherlands meet Ecuador from 7 p.m (8pm United Arab Emirates). England meets the USA in the last game of the day from 10 p.m (11pm United Arab Emirates).
How to watch matches in United Arab Emirates?
All matches of the 2022 World Cup will be broadcast live on beIN Sports. But if you want to enjoy the great outdoors along with live football, there are plenty of options in the UAE.
In Abu Dhabi, you can visit the Emirates Palace Fan Zone at the Oriental Cafe, Vox Cinemas across Abu Dhabi to experience matches with a state-of-the-art sound system, the Abu Dhabi Fan Zone at Yas Links or the Shangri-La Football Village.
Fans in Dubai also have a range of options to choose from. There is the Fifa fan festival BudX, the Precision Football and Press Play fan zone and the JBR football village, among others.
to see players
England captain Harry Kane has been given the green light to play against the USA on Friday after suffering an ankle injury, manager Gareth Southgate confirmed.
Kane suffered a blow to the ankle just before half-time in England’s opening 6-2 win over Iran and was substituted late in the second half.
Gareth Bale, who has struggled with injuries and fitness for most of the year, converted an 82nd-minute penalty to give Wales a 1-1 draw with the United States in their opening game. After his substitution in the second half against the USA, Kieffer Moore could make his first appearance at the World Cup and impress immediately.
Meanwhile, the clash between Ecuadorian forward Enner Valencia and Dutch forward Memphis Depay could help decide who wins their game.
Updated November 24, 2022 at 9:33 p.m