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Gabriel Fernandes
World (FIFA) - World Cup Final Stage 2021/2022
2022-12-04 11:00
England vs Senegal
For the English national team is something normal to progress in the knockout phase in the World Cup finals as for the Senegalese, on the other hand, this is mostly new territory. This is only the second time they are in the knockout round at a world championship. If Aliou Cisse manage to lead his team to the quarter-finals it would be a big surprise. After all, the English have already scored nine goals in the course of the tournament so far. On the other hand, the only real test was against the USA, which also made it into the round of 16, made it clear that with a serious opponent England is not so scary. According to the bookies the English are firm favorites to win the game. Hardly any betting provider doubts that the English will advance, because they have shown in the recent past how to survive at this level. It is therefore very likely that the Three Lions will go back to work hungry for goals. Marcus Rashford in particular seems to be in a goal mood. He scored three goals in just 107 minutes. There is no question that it is a huge achievement for Senegal to reach the round of 16 at the World Cup. Even the defeat against Netherlands was avoidable due to two goalkeeper mistakes. As in 2002, the Africans were able to win two World Cup games in a row for the first time. A third win would be a new record for them. But knockout games are known to have their own rules. Senegal have conceded the first goal in 4 of the last 5 games against European teams.