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World Cup 2022 Day 10: Groups A and B to be decided

World Cup 2022 Day 10: Groups A and B to be decided

Groups A and B will be decided today at the World Cup in Qatar.

Group A begins the day with action underway from 3 pm

The Netherlands face the host nation Qatar, who - following elimination - are playing for pride.

Elsewhere, Ecuador faces Senegal. The Dutch are set to take the top spot and a draw will be enough for Ecuador to progress to the last 16.

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Ecuador are sweating on the availability of captain Enner Valencia, who has already scored three goals in the competition.

The Group B fixtures get underway at 7 pm, with England effectively through.

They meet Wales, while the highly-anticipating meeting of the USA and Iran is likely to throw up the other qualifier.

Iran holds a one-point lead over the USA in the Group, whileย Wales must win to have any chance of remaining alive in the tournament.

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Following a poor showing in their previous game with the United States, England manager Gareth Southgate has decisions to make regarding the inclusion of Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson and Kyle Walker.

While Gareth Bale says he has no doubt Wales can pull off a surprise result and beat their English rivals.

Bale knows they've under-delivered in Qatar but he's determined to put that right.

Speaking before tonight's crucial game, the superstar said: "We know it's going to be a difficult game, England are a very good team and one of the favourites to win the tournament.

"So, we're under no illusions that it's going to be hard but we are going to be ready, we're going to give everything like we always do.

"There's been a few shocks already in the World Cup and there's no reason why we can't do the same."

Elsewhere, the makers of the World Cup match ball say they can definitively prove Cristiano Ronaldo did not score Portugal's opening goal in last night's 2-nil win over Uruguay.

It was originally given to the forward, who celebrated as if he'd converted a header, but it was then attributed to Bruno Fernandes - who provided the cross.

Sensors inside the Adidas ball show Ronaldo did NOT get a touch.

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