At the World Cup finals, England could face a first-ever ‘Battle of Britain.’
In the group stage in Qatar. The Three Lions will face either Scotland, Wales, or Ukraine. The play-off path is still to be determined in June due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
On the first day of the competition, Gareth Southgate’s side will face Iran. A team they have never met in a senior competitive international.
They’ll also face the United States. Whom they’ve faced twice in World Cup finals — in 1950 and 2010 – but have never beaten. In OKBET they give some guidelines and updates on what will happen in the FIFA world cup.
England has never faced Scotland or Wales in a World Cup final. But they have played each other recently in the European Championships.
Last June, Scotland, and England played to a goalless tie at Wembley in the Euro 2020 group stage. Whereas Wales and England met at Euro 2016.
England won the match 2-1, although Wales went on to reach the semi-finals of the competition.
Following their debut match against Iran, England will face the United States in the world cup before facing an unknown European opponent.
Southgate downplayed claims that the uncertainty surrounding one of England’s Group B opponents in the world cup. May hinder the team’s preparations for the tournament.
Due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. FIFA has yet to set a date for Scotland’s qualifying and subsequent match against Wales.
“In this situation, all our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine. So when this tie is played and how it is played is completely meaningless,” Southgate.
“It’s up to the rest of us to adapt and change, and allow them to play when they’re ready.”
“We’re in it on day one so it’s fairly clear now what our program looks like from the end of the Premier League season and getting out here as quickly as possible,” Southgate said of England’s match against Iran on the opening day of the world cup tournament.
“We haven’t played the first two teams in a long time (Iran and the United States) in the world cup, and the third is uncertain but might result in a British derby, which we are familiar with.”
“Always thrilling to see who we get in the group!” England captain and striker Harry Kane tweeted after learning about his country’s fate. It’ll be fantastic to play on the first day.”
“Gareth will look at that and think it might have been a lot more difficult,” Alan Shearer, one of his predecessors as Three Lions captain.
“I’m sure he’ll be pleased, and I’m sure his players will be as well.”
Meanwhile, Wales interim coach Rob Page remarked of the next match in the world cup against England on November 29: “It is a mouth-watering contest.” Scotland will be thinking the same thing, but we need to get there first.”
Previous Scotland forward James McFadden added on BBC Game. “It’s a sufficiently large impetus in itself to get to the football World Cup. However, realizing that you’re going into a gathering again with Britain is incredible. I’m certain it will spur the players going into those end-of-season games.”
Has Qatar will start the competition against Ecuador on November 21. While somewhere else group E pitted two previous titleholders, Spain and Germany against one another.
Belgium takes on individual 2018 World Cup semi-finalists Croatia in Group F while defending champs France take on Denmark, Tunisia, and the victor of the intercontinental play-off one, which will be one of Australia, the Unified Middle Easterner Emirates, and Peru.
Assuming they get past their gathering, Britain would confront one of the hosts Qatar, Holland, Ecuador, or Senegal, in the last 16.