Here’s what’s happened today at the FIFA World Cup — and what’s happening tomorrow.
Christiano Ronaldo put his high-profile departure from Manchester United behind him to score Portugal’s first goal at the tournament, while Uruguay and South Korea played out the fourth scoreless draw of the week so far.
Games played on Friday November 25, 2022
Switzerland 1 (Embolo 48′)
Brazil 2 (Richarlison 62′, 73′)
South Korea 0
Portugal 3 (Ronaldo 65′ pen, Felix 78′, Leâo 80′)
Ghana 2 (A. Ayew 73′, Bukan 89′)
Iran 2 (Cheshmi 90+8′. 90+11′)
England made a strong start to the FIFA World Cup by overcoming Iran 6-2 and will guarantee qualification from Group B with another win against the USA, who kicked off their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Wales. However, England have yet to beat the USA at the tournament, losing 1-0 to them in 1950 and drawing 1-1 in 2010.
The Netherlands and Ecuador meet competitively for the first time as Group A joint leaders with both teams having won their opening fixture 2-0, the former against Senegal, the latter a day earlier against hosts Qatar.
Qatar and Senegal have ground to make up in Group A after both teams lost their opening match 2-0, Qatar on November 20 against Ecuador and Senegal 24 hours later against the Netherlands. The African champions return to Al Thumama Stadium for this pivotal fixture.
Games to be played on Saturday November 26, 2022
Qatar v Senegal
Al Thumama Stadium, Al Thumama, 2am (NZT)
Netherlands v Ecuador
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, 5am (NZT)
England v USA
Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, 8am (NZT)
Tunisia v Australia
Al Wakrah Sports Complex, Al Wakrah, 11pm (NZT)
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