Matchday 6 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup was a combative one, with each sport hotly contested with every of the opening three video games determined by a single aim.
Wales v Iran
Iran have secured a late 2-0 victory over Group B rivals Wales because of last-gasp objectives from Roozbeh Cheshmi and Ramin Rezaeian.
Carlos Queiroz’s facet was good worth for all three factors, with Wales far off the tempo for a lot of the competition.
Each the woodwork and goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey did their finest to disclaim Iran a first-half opener, however the Welsh shotshopper discovered himself despatched off after a nasty collision with Mehdi Taremi.
Iran pressed their benefit and Cheshmi might to not be stopped within the eighth minute of harm time.
The 29-year-old’s long-range strike compelled the Europeans to push ahead in quest of an equaliser, and Rezaeian duly took benefit on the loss of life.
Such a efficiency will give Iran confidence forward of their closing group sport in opposition to the USA.
Qatar v Senegal
Qatar are the primary workforce to be eradicated from the World Cup after they had been crushed 3-1 by Senegal in Al Thumama.
Targets to Boulaye Dia and Famara Diedhiou both facet of half-time helped silence the Qatari trustworthy, however Mohammed Muntari’s spectacular header ensured that they had one thing to cheer within the closing 10 minutes.
Muntari’s comfort was the hosts’ first-ever aim on the finals however that was nearly as good because it bought, with Bamba Dieng securing Senegal’s third within the shadow of full-time.
Qatar’s elimination comes forward of their closing sport in opposition to the Netherlands, whereas Senegal will face Ecuador in a match that’s sure to excite.
Netherlands v Ecuador
The Netherlands and Ecuador’s seek for a knockout berth will go right down to their closing group sport after each side produced an thrilling 1-1 draw on Saturday (AEDT).
Cody Gakpo fired the Oranje to an early lead in Doha, however that solely inspired their South American counterparts.
Pervis Estupinan thought he had equalised on the stroke of half-time but it surely was shortly dominated out after the referee noticed an obstruction of goalkeeper Andries Noppert’s view.
Ecuador’s resolve didn’t waver after the restart, and, 4 minutes in, Enner Valencia introduced them degree.
Gustavo Alfaro’s facet pressed on in quest of a winner following Valencia’s tap-in, although Gonzalo Plata’s strike off the bar was as shut as they bought.
England v USA
It was a quiet opening half for each side, each groups creating good assaults with out fashioning a decisive opening.
Christian Pulisic was on the coronary heart of the early possibilities for USA, rattling the crossbar with a searing strike earlier than going shut from a contested header quickly after.
USA pushed laborious within the second half, profitable a number of corners as they pressured England, with Harry Maguire making numerous key headers to disclaim possibilities.
England got here again within the closing levels to create some possibilities for Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane, however each had been taken poorly and the ultimate outcome completed 0-0, with each groups nonetheless weel within the struggle to qualify to the Spherical of 16.