Iran resurrected in Doha and caught their first win at World Cup 2022, leaving Gareth Bale's Wales with one foot out of the door of the competition. Even though their goals only came during added time and with the opposition down by one man, Carlos Queiroz's boys dominated the encounter and revamped their qualification chances.
Welcome to the first edition of the daily World Cup Tops and Flops. At the end of every day of action, the Cult of Calcio will recap the events from Qatar in its own special way. Since the opening day only featured a solitary encounter, we merged the first two days in one installment. So let's identify the best and worst performers from the World Cup Days 1 and 2.
Gareth Bale scored a late penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw with the United States. In their first World Cup appearance since 1958, the underdogs were poor in the first half, but several halftime adjustments made a significant difference in the level of play.
Christian Pulisic failed to impress in the United States' 1-1 draw with Wales. Led by strong performances from Timothy Weah and the midfield, the Americans dominated the first half. However, the Welsh made several halftime adjustments and pulled out a draw after a late Gareth Bale penalty kick.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is fast approaching and we are bringing you a preview of every group ahead of the tournament, offering an insight into each team, as well as predictions as to who will progress to the knockout rounds. Below, we preview Group B that contains Euro 2020 finalists England, a Wales team that is playing in its first World Cup since 1958, the United States and Iran.
Juventus misfit Aaron Ramsey has reportedly set his sights on a Premier League return as he aims to get his career back on track ahead of the World Cup play-offs. According to the Daily Mail, the Wales international is eager to sever ties with the Bianconeri and head back to England's top-flight as early as January.
Aaron Ramsey was unavailable for the last two matches before the break. Yet, he answered to the Wales call-up and will play in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The midfielder criticized Juventus for the way they handle him.
Euro 2020 has so far been a roller coaster ride with loads of young talent and expert veteran presence on the pitch. As the tournament braces for the Semi-Finals, The Scouting App has collated a list of young prodigies who have the potential to reach heights in their respective careers.
Denmark utterly outclassed Wales in their one-off Euro 2020 last-16 tie, claiming an overwhelming 4-0 victory to progress to the quarter-finals. Kasper Hjumland's men dominated the encounter at the Johan Cruijff Arena through and through to set up their first European Championship quarter-final appearance since 2004.
The 24-team tournament has entered the last-16 stage, with 8 teams packing their bags after just three games. To sum up the first part of Euro 2020, we take a look at the best XI of the group stage in collaboration with Fotmob based on statistical ratings.
Italy finished their Euro 2020 group stage campaign with flying colors, overcoming a 10-man Wales side 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. The Italians have finished top of Group A with all three victories and a +7 goal difference, keeping a clean sheet in each match so far.
Italy took on Wales in the last Euro 2020 Group A. For the Azzurri, the only question remaining unanswered was the number of points with which they'd secure qualification. But Roberto Mancini grabbed the three points once again despite resting many of his starters.