England, USMNT Want World Cup Glory in Group B
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Which Teams Will Play in Group A?
England enters the World Cup with high hopes after making deep runs at the most recent Euros and 2018 World Cup.
Iran appears in another major tournament with its squad built on defensive toughness and being a challenging side to break down.
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USMNT ended its eight-year wait to return to the World Cup after finishing top 3 in CONCACAF with Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica joining them.
Wales qualified for its second World Cup in their history and will now hope superstar Gareth Bale can lead them on an unforgettable run.
Who's the Favorite?
England currently has +700 odds to win the World Cup and will be expected to not only advance from the group but make a deep run.
After reaching the semifinals in 2018, the Three Lions face significant pressure with Gareth Southgate still in charge as manager.
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England hasn't won a World Cup since 1966, but their recent successes, including reaching the Euro 2020 final, should give them an added spark.
They have deep Premier League talent throughout the squad, with Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, and Phil Foden as key contributors.
Players to Watch on Every Team
England - Jude Bellingham
Bellingham has been touted as one of the next big midfielders in football and continues to draw big La Liga and Premier League interest.
The Dortmund youngster possesses great awareness on the ball and the vision to help his teammates in the attacking third.
Iran - Mehdi Taremi
Taremi has been a consistent contributor for Porto over recent seasons and will be Iran's biggest goal-scoring threat up front.
He's already top 10 all-time in Iran goals with 28 and could move further up the list at the World Cup.
USMNT - Gio Reyna
The Americans boast many young talents with rising values, but Reyna could be a major X-factor in their attack.
The Borussia Dortmund attacker is dynamic on the ball and could be influential either as a starter or off the bench for the USMNT.
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Wales - Neco Williams
Williams joined Nottingham Forest this summer, and the 21-year-old could get his chance to influence the Wales backline in Qatar.
He's a dynamic full-back that showed some signs of promise at Liverpool previously.
Match Schedule for Group B
Nov. 21: England vs. Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)
Nov. 21: USA vs. Wales (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)
Nov. 25 Wales vs. Iran (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5 a.m. ET)
Nov. 25: England vs. USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)
Nov. 29: Wales vs England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)
Nov. 29: Iran vs USA (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)
For the entire match list, check out our article breaking down the full event schedule.
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