Route to the World Cup
Group I of World Cup 2022 qualification saw England qualify comfortably as the group winners. They remained unbeaten after completing their 10 games, drawing only two and scoring a total of 39 goals while conceding only 3. During 2022, England started with two friendly matches beating Switzerland and the Ivory Coast to continue their good form. However, these have been followed by four competitive UEFA Nations League A matches in which credible draws were achieved against Italy and Germany. That said, England suffered two defeats against Hungary, notably the most recent being a 4 – 0 drubbing at Wembley. England have two more Nations League games to play in September, against Germany and Italy. Keep an eye on these games, as England needs to regain its confidence. More poor results will make them increasingly nervous when kicking off at the World Cup in what is a difficult Group B.
This will be a game Wales will be desperate to win giving them the bragging rights of the home nation teams. Their form during the past twelve months in international football has seen them play 14 games, winning 5, drawing 6 and losing 3. Some notable results have been a 1 – 1 draw against Belgium helping them qualify for the World Cup play-offs, a 2 – 1 win over Austria in the World Cup play-off semi-finals and a 1 – 0 win over Ukraine to cement their place at World Cup 2022. Their last outing was a 3 – 2 away loss to the Netherlands in Nations League Group A. In the lead up to the World Cup, they have two further Nations League matches in September against Belgium and Poland.
It will be the 104th time the two teams have played each other with Wales winning 14, drawing 21 and losing 68 games.
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England v Wales is going to be an absolute peach of a game with the two old rivalries going head-to- head for the 104th time. Wales will be desperate to get one over on England in only their second World Cup finals appearance and England will know they have a fight on their hands to win the match.