World Cup 2022 Schedule - Group B Prediction, Preview: England Team Domination
|World Cup 2022 Group B - Prediction and Match Schedule|
Prediction and Preview Group B Teams - World Cup 2022
The England team is quite lucky to be ranked in Group B of the World Cup 2022 along with the US, Iran and Wales. Compared to the remaining competitors, the Three Lions are considered superior and the ticket to continue is firmly in hand.
With the position of the top football in Europe, England is the No. 1 candidate for the top spot. They have many stars with young talent and experience in battle. Their goal is the finals, not the group stage.
In terms of force and class, England is completely superior to the other 3 opponents. In the hands of coach Gareth Southgate, there is a talented, ambitious young star, mixed with many experienced players.
According to bookmakers, England's chance of winning the World Cup 2022 is 63.02%, the third highest in the tournament, just behind Brazil (67.60%) and Argentina (69.27%). ). He is also predicted by Opta to have the highest probability of qualifying for Group B with 85.54%.
The above indicators show that the appreciation of coach Southgate's team is reasonable. After a great summer of 2021, with the EURO 2020 final and losing victory over Italy in the final at home, many England fans expect Gareth Southgate's side to go further into 2022. At the tournament four years ago in Russia, England also reached the semi-finals and Harry Kane won the title of top scorer (6 goals).
Current FIFA world ranking: No. 5 (August, 2022)
Regional ranking: 3rd (UEFA)
World Cup titles: 1 (1966)
World Cup appearances (last): 15 (Russia 2018)
How qualified: UEFA Group I winners 8W-0L-2D
Coach: Gareth Southgate (England) since Sept. 2016
Key players: Harry Kane (Tottenham / England), Declan Rice (West Ham / England), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City / England)
The remaining tickets of Group B World Cup 2022 are divided equally between the US, Iran and Wales. In terms of level, the three are not too big of a difference.
Iran is a regular face of Asia attending the World Cups. They are the top team in the continent, but when they step out on the world stage, the West Asian team is exhausted. In this group, Iran is also underestimated compared to the other opponent and can hardly win points in confrontations.
England's first opponent in the opening match is Iran, which has never made it past the group stage in the previous six World Cup appearances. Iran is considered the weakest team in Group B. In 15 matches attended in the above World Cups, Iran only scored 9 goals, an average of 0.6 goals/match. This is the lowest average goals per game ratio of a country that has played 10 World Cup matches. Most likely this sad record will continue to be maintained.
In early September, Iran suddenly fired coach Dragan Skocic - who brought them to the 2022 World Cup finals. "The old man" Carlos Queiroz was appointed to the hot seat, but the meager time was probably not enough for him. help the Asian representative make a surprise in this group.
Iran's chance to continue is the lowest in Group B, only 25.60%, according to Opta's prediction.
Current FIFA world ranking: No. 22 (August, 2022)
Regional ranking: 1st (AFC)
World Cup titles: —
World Cup appearances (last): 6 (Russia 2018)
How qualified: Asia Group A winners (8W-1L-1D)
Coach: Carlos Queiroz (Portugal) since Sep. 2022
Key players: Sardar Azmoun (Bayer Leverkusen / Germany), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Feyenoord / Netherlands), Mehdi Taremi (Porto / Portugal)
The second most appreciated group in Group B is the USA team, although they have to wait until the last turn to win the last place in the CONCACAF region to Qatar, after Mexico and Canada. Coach Gregg Berhalter is the first American to attend the World Cup both as a player and as a coach. In the 20202 tournament, he played 2 matches in his journey to the semi-finals, losing to Germany.
The opening match against Wales will determine the US's chances in Group B. The US is likely to win, to build momentum in the match against England and comfortably calculate in the match against Iran in the final turn. Rate the chance to enter the US round of 16 according to Opta: 46.77%.
Current FIFA world ranking: No. 14 (August, 2022)
Regional ranking: 2nd (CONCACAF)
World Cup titles: —
World Cup appearances (last): 10 (Brazil 2014)
How qualified: CONCACAF qualifying third place (7W-3L-4D)
Coach: Gregg Berhalter (USA) since Dec. 2018
Key players: Christian Pulisic (Chelsea / England), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund / Germany), Weston McKennie (Juventus / Italy)
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For Wales Team, this is their first tournament since 1958. 68 years is the largest gap between two appearances by a country in World Cup history. In the tournament in Sweden that year, Wales reached the quarterfinals, but it is difficult for Wales to replicate that achievement in Qatar this year.
Current FIFA world ranking: No. 19 (August, 2022)
Regional ranking: 12th (UEFA)
World Cup appearances (last): 1 (Sweden 1958)
Coach: Robert Page (Wales) since April 2021
Key players: Gareth Bale (Los Angeles / USA), Daniel James (Fulham / England), Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth / England)
WORLD CUP 8 GROUPS - SCHEDULE AND PREDICTION
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D
Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H
Group B Full Schedule (ET)
November, 21: England vs Iran – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8am
November, 21: USA vs Wales- Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2pm
November, 25: England vs USA – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm
November, 25: Wales vs Iran – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 5am
November, 29: Wales vs England – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2pm
November, 29: Iran vs USA – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm
World Cup 2022 - Group B Start time, Dates, how to watch live
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When: November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022
Group stage game kick-off times: 5am, 8am, 11am, 2pm (all ET)
TV channel in English: Fox
TV channels en Español: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock