World Cup Second Day Preview

World Cup Second Day Preview

The second day of the 2022 World Cup will begin. After we have been entertained by the captivating game of the Ecuador captain, Enner Valencia, we will meet again with several other big national teams who will play tonight until the early hours of the morning.

At least, there are three exciting matches that we should look forward to. One from group A and two from group B.

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Senegal versus Netherlands

The king of the African continent, Senegal, who just won the AFCON 2022, came to Qatar with a little trepidation. The reason is that their mega star, Sadio Mane, is in danger of not being able to strengthen the Three Lions this year World Cup 2022 this.

Because, Mane was injured while playing for his club Bayern on November 9 yesterday. Even though he had not been declared cured, the Senegalese head coach, Aliou Cisse, still took him to Qatar while continuing to make various efforts so that Mane can play in the world cup this time.

Even though in terms of reduced strength, Senegal still has Ismaila Sarr, Idrissa Gueye, Kalidou Koulibaly to Edouard Mendy. Their strength certainly can not be underestimated. This makes Senegal still have a big chance to qualify for the next phase.

The Netherlands, which has star players, is the favorite team to win Group A. On paper, they are more favored than Qatar, Ecuador and Senegal.

World Cup Second Day Preview
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De Orange under the tutelage of Van Gaal, brought in several of their key players such as Van Dijk, de Jong, Depay to Gakpo. This team consists of experienced players with a group of young players.

Of course, the highlight is Frankie de Jong. After experiencing a difficult period at Barcelona, ​​he is expected to bring a positive impact to his country. Play as box to box midfield, de Jong is expected to be able to maintain the tempo, regulate the flow of the ball to maintain the team structure.

This match was played at 22.00 WIB. Can be broadcast on all your favorite channels.

England versus Iran

Southgate, the England coach brought his best squad to Qatar. Many experienced and newly rising star players gathered together. There are experienced well-known names such as Maguire, Sterling and Kane who must mentor potential future British stars such as Bellingham, Foden to Saka.

England is the team that is highly favored to win Group B. Together with Iran, America and Wales, of course it will not be difficult for them to qualify for the next round.

After only being a semifinalist in World Cup 2018 and finalists at the 2020 European Cup, of course, England will set high targets. They are trying to bring home the trophy World Cup this time using the tagline “Football Is Coming Home”.

Naturally tagline it just doesn't become joke mere, but a prayer for the entire population of England so they can add a gold star to their jersey chest.

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In the first match, England will face Iran. Carlos Queiroz's team has set a target of qualifying for the last 16 to make history for them. Queiroz only has minimal preparation, because he was just appointed last September.

However, they cannot be underestimated. They have the trio of Mehdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun and Alireza Jahanbakhsh up front. Great hope, of course, rests on Azmoun's shoulders. The Bayer Leverkusen player has scored 41 goals in 65 international matches.

We have to wait how these two countries will meet. England with their high targets against Iran who only want to qualify for the last 16. This match took place at 20.00 WIB.

America versus Wales

America went to Qatar by relying on its young players. Because, they've looked deep into World Cup 2026 where they will co-host with Mexico. It feels like they will only seek as much experience as possible rather than chasing victory.

However, on paper America is favored to advance to the last 16. Of course that is enough for them to show the quality of their young players. American coach, Greg Berhalter will definitely rely on his young players.

Although McKennie has not recovered 100% from his injury, it is not a problem for America. They still have Tyler Adams in the middle and Pulisic and Gio Reyna on the flanks winger. Besides, behind them is fullback aggressive like Dest and Robinson who are ready to exploit the outside of the game.

America's struggle will begin against Wales. Wales came with senior players and old stars such as Aaron Ramsey, Gareth Bale and Joe Allen. This name has been familiar for a long time and has become a regular and the backbone of Wales.

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Wales can finally return to World Cup for the first time in 64 years since they last appeared at the 1968 World Cup in Sweden. However, Rob Page's team is less convincing in several matches. Bad play and lack of optimal tactics is a concern. Because, they also lack fresh faces to decorate.

Certainly, Wales must use extra energy to qualify. However, it is not impossible that they will become dark horses in this event. This match will take place early tomorrow (23/11) at 02.00 WIB.

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Of the three matches, all are worth watching. Make sure your energy to stay up late watching World Cup This 2022 on your favorite television and digital channel!

Adieu!

 

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