There were no big surprises on Day 5 of the FIFA World Cup. Switzerland played their opening game against Cameroon and was able to prevail after a Hard fight (1:0).
Favorites Uruguay could not beat a team from South Korea who proved their worth be rock solid on defense and even if Fede Valverde and Diego Godín had great chances to score, the match ended in a goalless draw.
Cristiano Ronaldo played his fifth World Cup and he couldn’t have asked for a better start: he scored the first goal of the game and Portugal managed to beat Ghana in that game saw five goals in second half (3-2).
And finally, the #1 favorites to win the World Cup, Brazil, made their debut against dangerous Serbia this edition. The Brazilians enjoyed a dominant second 45, with Richarlison becomes man of the match with his two goals that sealed the victory La Canarina.
On the 6th day; The Netherlands have a chance to secure top spot in Group A, Senegal will be looking for their first three points and England will look to extend their offensive inspiration against the USMNT.
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Group B: Wales v Iran (5am)
Gareth Bale and Co. will try to get the three points That would allow them to keep fighting for one of the two spots that give access to the knockout stages.
Despite a poor first half against the USMNT, Wales played better in the second half and got their reward from a penalty scored by Gareth Bale, a goal passed by the Red Dragons Dream of the knockout round.
Iran, outclassed by England, looked like a shadow of the team which Uruguay had defeated and tied to Senegal in September.
Group A: Qatar v Senegal (8am)
It’s a do-or-die game for both nationssince they lost their opening games against Ecuador and the Netherlands with the same result (0-2).
Félix Sánchez’s men need to improve drastically if they want a chance against Senegal. At the start of the World Cup, the hosts were outclassed by Ecuador, who took the win thanks to the two goals from Enner Valencia.
Senegal, who has to do without striker Sadio Mané due to injuryhad their chances of a good result against Louis Van Gaal’s team, but the favorites managed it score twice at the end of the game.
Group A: Netherlands v Ecuador (11am)
The Netherlands have been pegged by many at the top of Group A, and for now You didn’t disappoint.
But the fight isn’t over yet, because they now face Ecuador, that have proven dangerous and will want another shocking result in this surprise and unpredictable World Cup.
However, the Netherlands, who have never been world champions, are in the lead when it comes to talent and experience in big tournaments.
Group B: England v USA (2pm)
One of the star games of the day is the duel between England and the USA which will take place at Al Bayt Stadium on Friday.
Gareth Southgate’s men probably will go into the game with a lot of confidence and will try to win their first two group games at the World Cup for the fourth time.
Despite the fact that the Three lions defeated the Americans in eight of their eleven matches in all competitionsGregg Berhalter’s men will want to prove they deserve it a place among the top 16 teams in the worldalthough if they want to get to that point they’ll have to perform much better than they did against Wales.
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