World Cup 2022 Group B: England, USA, Iran, Wales

With England, USMNT, Wales and Iran put together in Group B, this is a very impressive group full of narratives.

Can the Three Lions take care of business with minimal fuss? Or will the USMNT, Wales and Iran cause turmoil because their solid units all have talented attackers who can win a match in just an instant?

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From Harry Kane in charge of England to Gareth Bale in charge of Wales to Christian Pulisic who is poised to push the United States into the knockout rounds and Iran’s hopes pinned on attacking duo Azmoun and Taremi, this will be a tough group to call upon.

Many think England are the favourites, but Wales, USMNT and Iran are very evenly matched and their world rankings (average ranking of 15 if all four teams are combined) shows just how tough this group is.

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Below is everything you need to know about the 2022 FIFA World Cup Group B.


Group B schedule (all kick-off times Eastern Time)

November 21: England – Iran – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8 am
November 21: USA – Wales – Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2 pm
November 25: England – USA – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm
November 25: Wales – Iran – Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 5:00 am
November 29: Wales – England – Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 2 pm
November 29: Iran – America – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 2 pm

When: 21-29 November 2022
Group stage matches begin: 5 AM, 8 AM, 2 PM
Site: Qatar
TV channel: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock


England

Current FIFA World Ranking: 5
World Cup titles: 1 (1966)
Number of participations in the World Cup: 15
How to Qualify: Automatically qualify from UEFA
Coach: Gareth Southgate
Key Players: Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Pickford

United States of America

Current FIFA World Ranking: 14
World Cup titles: 0
Number of participations in the World Cup: 9
How they qualified: CONCACAF automatically qualified (3rd place)
Coach: Greg Berhalter
Key Players: Christian Pulisic, Weston McKinney, Tyler Adams

Wales

Current FIFA World Ranking: 19
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup participations: 1
How They Qualified: UEFA Qualifier via Qualifiers, Track B
Coach: Rob Page
Key Players: Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies

Iran

Current FIFA World Ranking: 23
World Cup titles: 0
Number of participations in the World Cup: 5
How to Qualify: AFC Automatic Qualified (Won Group A)
Coach: Dragan Skocic
Key players: Ehsan Hajafi, Sardar Azmoun, Mehdi Tarmi


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