Japan stun Spain 2-1 to book place in World Cup last 16

Japan finish as winners of World Cup Group E, while Spain squeak through to the round of 16 on goal difference. Japan scored twice early in the second half to come from behind to defeat Spain 2-1. Alvaro Morata scored first for Spain in the 11th minute at Khalifa International Stadium on Thursday. Ritsu Doan equalised in the 48th with a left-footed shot from outside the box minutes after coming on as a substitute. Ao Tanaka added the second one from close range a few minutes later.
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World Cup 2022: Netherlands vs Ecuador match preview

Netherlands play Ecuador in their second Group A match at Khalifa International Stadium on Friday, November 25, at 7pm (16:00 GMT) Both teams go into their second match knowing that a win would consolidate their positions ahead of any final match-day blues. Ecuador are buoyed by their 2-0 defeat of hosts Qatar in their opening game.
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1 weeks ago

FIFA World Cup 2022: Iran players under no pressure after refusing to sing anthem, says Mehdi Taremi

Iran striker Mehdi Taremi says the national team are under no pressure after refusing to sing the national anthem in their first match at the World Cup against England. The players stood in silence as the anthem played at the Khalifa International Stadium as their fans shouted and made thumbs-down gestures. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says the media has the right to ask questions on politics surrounding games.
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For all of Asia: Japan captain Maya Yoshida rallies continental support for FIFA World Cup opener with Germany

Japan face Germany in their 2022 FIFA World Cup Group E opener on Wednesday. Japan captain Maya Yoshida says his side will need as much support as they can get from Asian fans. The Samurai Blue captain hopes they will not just have the backing of their own supporters at Khalifa International Stadium.
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1 weeks ago

World Cup 2022: England vs Iran match preview

England face Iran in Group B at the Khalifa International Stadium on Monday, November 21 (4pm local time, 13:00 GMT) Gareth Southgate’s team have lost three and drawn three matches in their UEFA Nations League fixtures this summer that led to their relegation. Iran have had a decent run of results in recent friendlies with wins over Uruguay and Lebanon. Iran will hope to come away from their opening encounter with at least a point.
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