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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

FIFA World Cup: England advances to the round of 16 after defeating Wales 3-0

FIFA World Cup: England roar into last 16 as Marcus Rashford scores twice in 3-0 Wales rout

 

Delhi, India:England advanced into the World Cup Round of 16 thanks to Marcus Rashford's goals in the second half against Wales, who were in close proximity. England won 3-0.The Three Lions won Group B with 7 points, ending the Welsh's chances of qualifying for the knockout stage.


At the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, England outclassed Wales thanks to Phil Foden's goal and Rashford's double.In the 50th minute, Rashford scored a free kick from the edge of the area, bringing the game to life after a sluggish first half.


A minute later, an unmarked Foden headed a cross from Harry Kane into the net.


The final blow came in the 68th minute when Rashford scored with a shot that went through Danny Ward's legs and into the net.


Your final Group B standings: @USMNT and England advance to the knockout rounds. — FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) 1669756499000 Wales, which needed an unlikely four-goal win in a game they hadn't won since 1984 to advance to the knockout rounds, defended fiercely and became enraged with England during a subdued first half at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.


However, they gave in after the break, and Gareth Southgate's team, which will now face Senegal in the next round, increased their group total to nine goals.


England scored three goals and finished first in Group B. Job done! #FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022 — FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) 1669755307000 Wales had a chance to advance to the last 16 if Iran and the United States played to a level score. However, after Rashford and Foden scored goals, that possibility quickly vanished.


As their first World Cup in 64 years fizzled out, Wales, whose talisman Gareth Bale was substituted at halftime after making no impression, appeared devastated.


Rashford of Manchester United, whose status in the team was questionable a few months ago due to his poor form and injuries, has now scored three goals in the tournament.


After their initial 6-2 victory over Iran, England was brought back to earth by their 0-0 draw with the United States.


However, they will be confident going into their last-16 matchup with Senegal, who finished second in Group A.


For Wales' fans, their three World Cup matches provided little reason to cheer, and they finished bottom with just one point, making their return to the tournament all too brief.

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