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In their second Group A game on Friday, November 25, the Netherlands will face Ecuador, while in a high-tension Group B match, England and the United States will renew their rivalry.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Netherlands will face Ecuador in their second Group A game on Friday.
  • England and the United States will also renew their rivalry in the FIFA World Cup.
  • Qatar is on the verge of being eliminated from the World Cup.
With the conclusion of the Group G match between Brazil and Serbia in Lusail on Thursday, November 24, the 32 teams participating in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar have played at least one game each. While some teams managed to score wins, others failed to achieve the desired results. Those who won the first round of fixtures are now close to securing a place in the round of 16, while teams like Argentina, Germany and hosts Qatar, who suffered defeats in the the opening of their tournament, now face a mountainous task to keep themselves alive in the contest. Another defeat will almost close the doors to them.

While the first round of matches came without expectation for the majority of teams, in the second round, which begins on Friday November 25, a lot of permutations will also come into play. There will be a lot of ifs and buts, and in order to avoid these complicated situations, the teams will be ready to give their all and achieve victory in order to stay alive in the competition.

On Friday, a total of eight teams will be in action once again, with the teams from Groups A and B playing their second matches. At the start of kick-off, Gareth Bale’s Wales side will face Iran, who come into this match after a 2-6 loss to England in their Group B opener.
After the Wales-Iran match, tournament hosts Qatar will face AFCON winners Senegal. This game is a must win for both teams as they both suffered 0-2 defeats in their tournament opener. The loser of this match will surely make a FIFA World Cup exit.
In the third and fourth games, the Netherlands will face Ecuador and England will face the United States, respectively. If the Netherlands or Ecuador win, they will almost certainly confirm their place in Round 16. But England will surely progress if they beat the United States.

Star players to watch:

Buyako Saka: The Arsenal star scored a brace for England in their opener against Iran on Monday November 21, and there will again be high hopes of him to take center stage and deliver for his team.

Gareth Bale: The former Real Madrid and Spurs winger, converted on the spot against the USA to save Wales from certain defeat. And the team will look to him again to inspire them to victory over Iran.

Virgil Van Dyke: The Dutch captain will be one of three dominant centre-backs for the Netherlands in their Group A game against Ecuador, who come into this fixture after a 2-0 win over Qatar in the tournament opener. His main job will be to keep the Ecuadorian forwards in his pocket and help the Dutch team secure a spot in the Round of 16.

Here’s everything you need to know about four matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup taking place on Friday, November 25.

Which teams are in action on Friday (25 November)?

A total of four matches will take place on Friday, November 25, and big-name teams like the Netherlands and England will be in action in those matches along with Wales, USA and Senegal.

The first match of the day will take place at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium at 15:30 IST between Wales and Iran.

In the second game, tournament hosts Qatar will face CAN champions Senegal. This match will start at 6:30 PM IST and will be played at Al Thumama Stadium.

In the 21:30 IST kick off, the Netherlands will face Ecuador at the Khalifa International Stadium.

The last match of the day will be between England and the United States. This match will take place at Al Bayt Stadium starting at 00:30 IST (Nov 26).

Where can you watch FIFA World Cup Group A and B matches live on TV in India?

All four matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Friday, November 25, will be broadcast live on the Sports18 channel in India.

Where can you live stream 2022 FIFA World Cup Group A and B matches in India?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup matches will be streamed live on the Jio Cinema app and website.

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