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Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador: World Cup 2022 – as it happened | World Cup 2022

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature Match report: Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador Group A: “Ecuador can be far happier with this draw because after conceding early, Gustova Alfaro’s team played front-foot football that went close to administering a fatal blow to the Netherlands.” Jamie Jackson reports from Doha. …

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Blandest of displays proves England are still far from the top of the food chain World Cup 2022

One point gained, or two hours lost? Certainly as England and the United States trundled their way to a fey and forgettable goalless draw, it was only natural to wonder how we might all have been spending this time more productively. Perhaps when the end finally comes, when we are lying on our deathbeds preparing …

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World Cup 2022: Why Lionel Scaloni’s popularity can help Argentina bounce back

Lionel Scaloni had been retired for a year and was feeling an emptiness inside that was difficult to ignore. The former West Ham full-back missed football so much that he was willing to ring Son Caliu, the amateur club next to his home in the island of Mallorca, to say that he was available to …

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Ian Wright exasperated by FA’s reasons for Harry Kane not wearing the OneLove armband

‘I’m done with it’: Ian Wright is left exasperated by FA chief Mark Bullingham’s reasons for Harry Kane not wearing the OneLove armband… as Gary Neville and Roy Keane insist the Three Lions should have seen through their protest By Jacob Ranson For Mailonline Published: 13:55 EST, November 25, 2022 | Updated: 15:14 EST, November …

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AHEAD OF THE GAME: Mason Mount rejects a £200,000 a week contract with Chelsea

Mason Mount rejected a new contract at Chelsea worth more than £200,000 a week before flying out to the World Cup, in a calculated gamble that could pay off spectacularly if he enjoys a successful tournament. Chelsea agreed to put negotiations on hold for the duration of the tournament, but there is unlikely to be …

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World Cup 2022 briefing: who stands out now all 32 teams have played? | World Cup 2022

The main event We have reached that significant point in the group stage at which all 32 teams in Qatar have played. Whose name is on the 2022 World Cup, as far as we can see? Spain, most obviously, given the ease with which they swatted aside Costa Rica, starving their admittedly limited opponents of …

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Would an England World Cup win in Qatar be in spite of Gareth Southgate?

That was ‘rancid’ and ‘onerous’ according to one ‘fickle moron’. The Mailbox reacts to England 0-0 USA with some more stuff besides… Send your thoughts to theeditor@football365.com. Southgate ‘has to go’Well, that was Rancid. Laboured. Turgid. Onerous. Gareth Southgate has done well to get this team to a semi and a final, but much like …

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England: ‘Three Lions still on track at World Cup despite turning clock back to dismal summer’

Host nation: Qatar Dates: November 20-December 18 Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. Day-by-day TV listings – Full coverage details England turned the clock back to the dismal days of summer as their labored style …

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World Cup 2022: Wales 0-2 Iran – Magic moments run out for Bale and Ramsey

Host nation: Qatar Dates: November 20-December 18 Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. Day-by-day TV listings – Full coverage details When Wales manager Robert Page, disconsolate after his side’s World Cup loss to Iran, bemoaned …

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Stodgy England toil in cold footballing custard but the message is don’t panic World Cup 2022

How to control the narrative, how to cool the air, to reverse the feverish expectation of an early tournament romp? Well, that was certainly one way. Who knows, perhaps there was an element of masterful long-game vibes-chess about England’s performance against the USA in the gleaming shell that is Al Bayt stadium. There were boos …

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