England travel to Qatar to end 56 (and a half) years of injury.
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A year and a bit after the painful penalty shoot-out loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, the Three Lions head into the 2022 World Cup, near the top of Paddy Power’s World Cup bets.
Gareth Southgate’s boys have been dumped in Group B but who will England score and when are the games?
England versus Iran
Monday, November 21 (13:00)
England kick off their World Cup season against Iran in the opening game on day two of the tournament. They are 22nd in the FIFA World Ranking but never got past the group stage. A nice start for the Three Lions?
England vs USA
Friday, November 25 (7:00 p.m.)
A replay of the group stage duel of the 2010 World Championship made famous by Rob Green’s blunder between the sticks. The Stars and Stripes are ranked 14th in the FIFA World Rankings and feature a number of players familiar to English football fans including Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner, Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson and Chelsea striker Christian Pulisic.
Wales vs England
Tuesday, November 29 (7:00 p.m.)
The Battle of Britain! A game that could prove crucial for both teams as they seek to reach the last 16. Gareth Bale and company reached UEFA’s play-offs all the way to Qatar, and the sides’ last major tournament meeting – Euro 2016 – was a thriller when England recovered thanks to a last-minute goal from Daniel Sturridge won.
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