England travel to Qatar looking to end 56 (and a half) years of hurt.
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A year and a bit on from the painful penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, the Three Lions head into the 2022 tournament near the top of Paddy Power’s World Cup winner odds.
Gareth Southgate’s boys have been pitched into Group B, but who are England set to face and when are the fixtures?
England 6-2 Iran
Monday, November 21 (13:00)
England kick off their World Cup campaign against Iran in the opening game on the second day of the tournament. They are 22nd in the FIFA world rankings but have never progressed beyond the group stage. A nice opener for the Three Lions?
England 0-0 USA
Friday, November 25 (19:00)
A repeat of the 2010 World Cup group-stage clash made famous by Rob Green’s blunder between the sticks. The Stars and Stripes sit 14th in the FIFA world rankings and boast a number of players familiar to English football fans including Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner, Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson and Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic.
Wales 0-3 England
Tuesday, November 29 (19:00)
The Battle of Britain! A match that could prove pivotal for both teams in their respective bids to reach the last 16. Gareth Bale and co. progressed through UEFA’s play-off round to reach Qatar and the last meeting between the two teams in a major tournament – at the 2016 Euros – was a thriller as England won thanks to a last-minute Daniel Sturridge strike.
England 3-0 Senegal
Sunday, December 4 (19:00)
The Three Lions face the Lions of Teranga in the World Cup last 16 after finishing top of Group B. Senegal progressed to the knockout rounds after beating Ecuador in a shootout for second spot behind the Netherlands. The Africa Cup of Nations winners are without Sadio Mane but still boast plenty of quality across the park.
England v France
Saturday, December 10 (19:00)
A date with destiny as the Three Lions tackle the reigning world champions, who boast the red-hot Kylian Mbappe in their ranks. France cruised past Poland in the last 16 thanks to a brace from Mbappe and Olivier Giroud’s national-record breaking goal.
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