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Gabby Agbonlahor slams Gareth Bale and calls out other Wales stars for disrespecting England at World Cup


Gareth Bale was poor as Wales were beaten 2-0 by Iran at the World Cup on Friday (Picture: Getty)

Gabby Agbonlahor has slammed Gareth Bale for his poor performance against Iran and has called out Wales stars for disrespecting England.

Bale could not help Wales as they lost 2-0 to Iran in their second World Cup Group B match in Qatar following two dramatic late goals.

Wales’ hopes of qualifying for the last 16 now hang by a thread and they must beat England on Tuesday to have any chance of making it to the next round.

Englishman Agbonlahor feels Bale was ‘poor’ in the defeat to Iran and called out Wales duo Kieffer Moore and Sorba Thomas for what they said about England in the build-up to the tournament.

‘Shocking from Wales, but a lot of credit to Iran,’ Agbonlahor told talkSPORT. ‘They’re no mugs and they showed that, they deserved the three points.

‘Kieffer Moore likes to talk about how he wants to knock England out, but doesn’t show it on the pitch.

‘Gareth Bale was poor again today, he didn’t turn up. Him and Aaron Ramsey didn’t get on the ball, didn’t try to take anyone on.

⚽ Cheshmi (90’+8)
⚽ Rezaeian (90’+11)

🇮🇷 Iran left it very, very late to seal victory over Wales ⏱️#BBCFootball #BBCWorldCup pic.twitter.com/fxD3FHvDDU

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 25, 2022

‘It was poor from Wales… all the best trying to get a result against that England squad of players.

‘It looked like Gareth Bale was saving himself. I said during the game, ‘Is he playing?’

Gabby Agbonlahor slams Gareth Bale and went onto rant about the superstars choices.

‘You didn’t see him for 10, 15 minutes, he wouldn’t touch the ball. You’re thinking is he carrying something? Is he scared of getting injured?

Wales striker Kieffer Moore says he “can’t wait” to knock England out of the #FIFAWorldCup in Qatar.#BBCFootball #BBCWorldCup

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 20, 2022

‘What they showed in the second half against the USA, it was promising, but to watch them tonight… they are [going] out now.

‘To go out like this, it is shameful really. How can you have players before the World Cup like Kieffer Moore saying, ‘I can’t wait to knock England out’.

‘Sorba Thomas [saying], ‘We don’t fear England, why can’t we be the ones to knock them out?’

‘Players shouldn’t talk like that before a tournament. You concentrate on playing.

‘Now they’ve got their medicine, and England will give them a good beating next week. They’ll be out.’

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Qatar World Cup 2022: Wales vs Iran – ‘Late goals and a red card break Welsh hearts’ 

  • 1 Hennessey 🟥
  • 5 Mepham
  • 6 Rodon 🟨
  • 4 Davies
  • 14 Roberts Johnson
  • 10 Ramsey Ward
  • 15 Ampadu Allen
  • 8 Wilson James
  • 3 N Williams
  • 11 Bale
  • 13 Moore
 
  • 24 Hosseini
  • 23 Rezaeian 🟨
  • 19 Hosseini
  • 8 Pouraliganji
  • 5 Mohammadi
  • 17 Gholizadeh Jahanbakhsh 🟨
  • 6 Ezatolahi Karimi
  • 21 Noorollahi Cheshmi
  • 3 Hajisafi Torabi
  • 9 Taremi
  • 20 Azmoun Ansarifard

Hennessey (🟥 86’minutes)

Cheshmi (90’+8minutes)

Rezaeian (90’+11minutes)


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Taremi (90’+11minutes)

A late red card and two last-minute goals have broken Welsh hearts as Iran, deservedly take all three points. 

Iran pressed high and never gave up, Wales were clinging on from the beginning and this game highlighted their lack of fitness – Wales simply aren’t good enough to compete at this level. 

It’s a World Cup and none of the players for Wales would have experienced the pressure of this competition. They were overrun in the midfield and imbalanced in attack. 

Iran got their tactics and structure right and were simply a better team.

Wales goalkeeper gets late red card 

Wayne Hennessey has over 100 caps for his country and had always been a reliable fixture for Wales. He is the third goalkeeper in the history of the World Cup to have received a red card. He was red-carded with just four minutes of regular time remaining, following a VAR check, for a reckless challenge. 

With this loss, Wales’ first World Cup in 64 years looks set to end in the group stages.

Iran substitute Rouzbeh Cheshmi struck from 20 yards nine minutes into stoppage time before Ramin Rezeian sealed the victory with a final goal from a revitalised Iran.

Qatar World Cup 2022: Wales vs Iran - ‘Late goals break Welsh hearts’

Iran will be buzzing, they have a chance to progress out of the Group Stages for the first time in their World Cup history. Depending on if England beat USA – and by how much, Iran could make it to the next round. 

Wales started poorly and conceded an early goal – it was ruled out for offside by VAR. But it set the tone for the rest of the match. 

The atmosphere was electric, the Iranian supporters roared the team on. It was a deserved win – and an important one if Iran hope to progress. 

Wales gutted but ready for England

“It’s gutting – there’s no other way to say it,” Bale said.

Manager Page was scathing in his assessment of Wales’ performance, which he described as “nowhere near the levels we’ve set”.

He added: “When there are so many off days, there is only one outcome. It’s a difficult changing room at the minute, but we will be ready [against England].”

Bale had the fewest touches (36) of any outfield player who was on for the whole game and managed only one shot on goal. The team captain failed to make an impact at all. 

“We fought till the end but it’s difficult when you go down to 10 men in the World Cup against good teams,” Bale added.

“We have to keep going and we have to pick ourselves up straight away. It will be difficult now, but we have to try to beat England – it’s as simple as that.”

Iran reaction – ‘We’re bleeding in our pride’ 

The reaction from Iran coach Carlos Queiroz

“Two points. We played today with amazing character, which is the profile of our team. We play with a sense of unity, cohesion. After the first game we need to get back on route.

“The second point was to get rid of this bad feeling of bleeding. Football is a game of different moments. It’s not because you win or lose.

“Sometimes you lose your dignity, your honour, but of course in our first game we were bleeding in our pride. This was an opportunity to rebound. We put a good scarf [bandage] to stop the bleeding.

“We played brilliantly and deserved to win.”

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Possession & Stats

Wales
62%
0
Shots
0
On target
0
Corners
0
Fouls
IRAn
38%
0
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0
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0
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Where to watch England vs USA

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 6.05pm.

Live stream: The ITV Hub will broadcast the match live online.

Date, kick-off time and venue

England vs USA is scheduled for a 7pm GMT kick-off on Friday November 25, 2022.

The Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar will host the match.

Qatar World Cup 2022: England vs USA – prediction, lineups

England possible starting lineup:

Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Bellingham; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane

USA possible starting lineup:

Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, A. Robinson; McKennie, Adams, Musah; Weah, Sargent, Pulisic


“Twelve years have passed since these two nations last locked horns on the international stage, and although England were forced to settle for a score draw against the USA in their last meeting, Southgate and co head into Friday’s fixture in buoyant mood and as firm favourites to claim maximum points.

While there have already been a couple shock results at this year’s tournament in Qatar, the Three Lions will be confident of success in Al Khor and should have few problems in securing a routine victory over their American counterparts.” –  (England 3-0 USA)  – SportsMole

“The Americans will prove a tougher test than Iran four days’ earlier and Southgate will make sure England do not get ahead of themselves after scoring six for just the second ever time at a World Cup.

“Iran proved England can be got at, and USA certainly did as much against Wales, but the Three Lions’ extra quality should shine through.” – (England 3-1 USA) – ES

“England are flying after their rout of Iran in the opener and the United States, while lively against Wales, crumbled in the second half. Southgate’s side will have too much here and edge the match to move to six points.” – (England 2-1 United States) – The Independent 

WTX Sports team predicts – England 3-0 USA (Saka, Bellingham and Kane to score.)

World Cup 2022: England vs USA – prediction, team news, lineups 

England started their World Cup campaign in style – a 6-2 win over Iran, but boss Gareth Southgate was far from impressed that the Lions let two goals in, saying there were things they would need to work on ahead of the USA game. 

England will be looking to win the game to secure the top spot in Group B on Friday night (19:00 kickoff) at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

Qatar World Cup 2022: England vs USA - prediction, team news, lineups

England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup, whilst the USA will be happy if they are able to make it to the Round of 16. 

England got off to an incredible start, whilst the USA struggled in their first game against Wales but in the end managed a draw. Despite USA being 1-0 up, Wales came back into the game and dominated the whole second half – eventually winning a penalty and equalising the score line. 

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia in 2018 whilst the USA failed to qualify. 

England’s disappointing run in the Nations League had many fans weary of how far they could really go in the World Cup. But their emphatic style in their opening game has fans’ expectations high. 

Bukayo Saka scored on either side of strikes from Jude Bellingham and Raheem Sterling in a dominant first-half. Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish came on as substitutes and got their names on the scoresheet after the break. 

Positives to take from first games

There were plenty of positives to take from the Iran game – especially considering there was nearly half an hour of stoppage time across the two halves. But the two goals England conceded left Southgate calling for his players to improve their focus. 

England have won eight of their 11 meetings with the USA across all competitions – scoring 39 goals in the process.

Qatar World Cup 2022: England vs USA - prediction, team news, lineups

The USA missed out on a place in the 2018 World Cup and started off their 2022 campaign strong. They dominated the first half of the match against Wales and deservedly took the lead. 

Timothy Weah gave USA the lead just nine minutes before half-time but fell apart in the second half when Wales flipped the game on its head and dominated – eventually equalising. 

USA coach Gregg Berhalter has been criticised by American fans for the USA’s 1-1 against Wales. He says his team “left everything out there” and remains hopeful of securing a place in the knockout rounds. 

USA have managed to progress from the group stage at their two previous World Cups. 

Qatar World Cup England vs USA – Team News 

England’s captain Harry Kane is fit enough to start against USA, after fears of an ankle injury picked up in the Iran game. But following a scan on Wednesday, the captain returned to training with the first-team. 

Southgate may announce the same starting lineup that began against Iran – with Harry Maguire, Keiran Trippier, John Stones and Luke Shaw starring in a back four. 

But Kyle Walker – perhaps England’s best defender – has declared himself fit to feature against the USA and has been taking part in training sessions after recovering from groin surgery. Southgate may want Walker to get his feet on the ball before the next round in the World Cup. 

James Maddison is yet to return to training with England due to a knee problem and he remains a doubt for the game. Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice and Mason Mount are all likely to start in midfield again.

USA Team News – British based players make up USA squad

Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah came off with respective groin and toe problems in the Wales game but the midfielders are expected to be in the starting XI alongside Tyler Adams. 

Captain Adams is one of eight British-based players in the USA national squad. 

The USA will likely have its back four formation – with Fulham FC players Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson, whilst Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner is expected to remain in goal. 

Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic is expected to be in the front three with Timothy Weah and Joshua Sargent – although Giovanni Reyna will be hoping to force his way into the attacking three after watching from the benches during the Wales match. 

Where is the FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule?

Following a dazzling Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the final tournament match schedule has been published on FIFA+.

Given the compact nature of Qatar, event organisers were able to assign, for the first time ever, group stage games to a stadium and kick-off time for each matchday after the final draw, optimising the match schedule for the benefit and comfort of spectators, teams, media and the global audience.

A total of 64 games will be played to decide the winners of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. See when and where the action will take place.

Follow the schedule here

 
The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins on Nov. 20 in what will be the first winter edition in the history of the competition. The best players in the world will take center stage in Qatar as the action runs through the final on Dec. 18.
 
 
The cost might be of the ticket is an estimate for a group match ranging from $105 to $210, and the ticket for the final ranges from $455 to $1,100. All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and internationals. Here are list of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Ticket Prices below with detailed price
 
The 2022 World Cup starts on November 20 in Qatar when temperatures generally start falling heading into winter. Early group games will likely be the hottest with highs of 26-28°C (78-82°F) possible
 
Qatar does not permit its people to drink alcohol in public or to be drunk in public and “drinking in a public place could result in a prison sentence of up to 6 months.” Some bars and hotels in Qatar are allowed to sell alcohol, but those establishments have obtained specific licenses to do so

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Common Questions About the Qatar 2022 World cup

Where is the FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule?

Following a dazzling Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the final tournament match schedule has been published on FIFA+.

Given the compact nature of Qatar, event organisers were able to assign, for the first time ever, group stage games to a stadium and kick-off time for each matchday after the final draw, optimising the match schedule for the benefit and comfort of spectators, teams, media and the global audience.

A total of 64 games will be played to decide the winners of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. See when and where the action will take place.

Follow the schedule here

 
 
 
The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins on Nov. 20 in what will be the first winter edition in the history of the competition. The best players in the world will take center stage in Qatar as the action runs through the final on Dec. 18.
 
 
The cost might be of the ticket is an estimate for a group match ranging from $105 to $210, and the ticket for the final ranges from $455 to $1,100. All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and internationals. Here are list of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Ticket Prices below with detailed price
 
The 2022 World Cup starts on November 20 in Qatar when temperatures generally start falling heading into winter. Early group games will likely be the hottest with highs of 26-28°C (78-82°F) possible
 
Yes, alcohol will be sold in Qatari stadiums at the World Cup. Beer will be sold and available for fans three hours before and one hour after kick-off. It will not be available during the games
 
They also have had the same squad for 6 years so the players have bonded and made and grown together.

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