FIFA World Cup 2022 Day 6 Brazil make winning start as hosts Qatar hope to avoid early exit

FIFA World Cup 2022 Day 6 Brazil make winning start as hosts Qatar hope to avoid early exit

World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Wales will return to action against Iran, hoping to earn more than a point from the Asian nation like their neighbours England did. Meanwhile, host Qatar will have to win their match against Senegal to avoid elimination and Netherlands will take on Ecuador, looking to add to their winning run. In the last match of the day, England lock horns with USA as Gareth Southgate’s men hope to extend their winning form.

Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon

Uruguay 0-0 South Korea

Portugal 3-2 Ghana

Brazil 2-0 Serbia

Their head-to-head record at the World Cup, England coach Gareth Southgate duly noted, is in favor of the United States. That’s right. The Americans beat England 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup and the teams played to a 1-1 draw in 2010. Their next match is coming Friday in Qatar, and Southgate told his players to go out and finally get one back.

The ball is by Inaki Williams’ left foot. David D’Costa is on the ground, colour draining out of his face, eyes on the ball and his left hand almost on Williams’s right foot. Williams eyes too are on the ball, left foot slightly raised in the air, caressing the ball. In the Portugal dugout, an aghast Christiano Ronaldo’s jaw had dropped, hands flailing over his head in fear of the worst. The blinds were coming down on D’Costa’s world, William’s was about to light up brightly. Or so it seemed. Just seconds had remained for the referee to blow his breath out to whistle to end the game when this drama erupted. Ghana’s Inaki Williams was standing at the Portugal goal post. A few yards ahead of him was Portugal’s goalkeeper David D’Costa, who obviously didn’t see him. As D’Costa leaned and rolled the ball forward for the kick, Williams sprinted ahead for the great heist at the world cup.

United States midfielder Tyler Adams is more frightened of spiders than he is of England. Before both teams meet at the World Cup on Friday, Adams revealed what scares him most — and it’s not the prospect of coming up against one of the tournament favorites. England beat Iran 6-2 in its opening game in Qatar on Monday, while the U.S. tied 1-1 with Wales. Adams, who plays in the Premier League with Leeds, accepts Gregg Berhalter’s team is the underdog but says the game holds no fear for him.

The Qataris are already the first hosts to lose the opening game of a World Cup after they were overwhelmed by their nation’s biggest sporting occasion in a 2-0 Group A defeat to Ecuador on Sunday. That puts them in danger of also being only the second host after South Africa in 2010 to be eliminated in the group stage. But what about losing every game? Or the dismal prospect of failing to score a goal at their home World Cup?

 

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