The game so many fans have been waiting for is finally here: US-England on Black Friday at the World Cup. But it’s not the only big game Friday. Wales-Iran make a big impact in the US group, while the previous two Group A winners meet in the Netherlands and Ecuador.
Here’s how to catch all the action.
FS1’s coverage window is 4:00am to 10:00am, then Fox has coverage from 10:00am to 4:30pm. FS1 has a studio show at the end of the day at 7:00 p.m., a special time because of college football afternoons. The late night show airs at midnight on Fox. Telemundo’s coverage runs continuously from 4am to 5:30pm and the late studio show is at midnight.
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Time: 5 am
Venue: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
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Fox also has free replays of every game on its Tubi streaming platform.
Betting Odds: Wales +105, Iran +290, tie +210.
Wales: Kieffer Moore. The 6ft 5 forward changed the game against USA when he came on at half-time. Will he convince from the start this time?
Iran: Hossein Hosseini. The Team Melli backup goalkeeper came on in the 20th minute against England after starter Alireza Beiranvand suffered a serious head injury (and was out of the game for far too long afterwards). Hosseini gave up all six goals conceded by Iran.
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Time: 8 o’clock
Venue: Al Thumama Stadium, Doha
Betting Odds: Qatar +480, Senegal -155, draw +270
Qatar: Hasan Al-Haydos. Undoubtedly, the host country was in the spotlight on opening night. The question now is, was it the nervousness or was the talent gap really that big? The team’s results over the past few years raise the possibility that it was the former. Let’s see if this game brings the proof of Qatar’s captaincy.
Senegal: Boulaye Dia. Senegal beat the Netherlands 15-10 in the opening game but failed to score. It’s up to the No. 9 Lions of Teranga to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
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Time: 11 clock
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Betting Odds: Netherlands -135, Ecuador +410, draw +250
Netherlands: Cody Gakpo. His sharp run and header to earn a goalless tie against Senegal late in the final minute showed why big English sides want him.
Ecuador: Ener Valencia. The 33-year-old forward showed he’s still got it by scoring both La Tris goals against Qatar.
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Time: 14 o’clock
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Betting odds: England -185, USA +500, draw +320
England: Harry Kane. However, there were concerns that England’s captain suffered an ankle injury in their opening win against Iran He passed all his medical tests. If he is at his best it will be another headache for a US defense already struggling with a fleet of English stars.
United States: Gio Reyna. It’s nothing new when athletes say they’re perfectly healthy when coaches and doctors don’t. If US coach Gregg Berhalter was concerned about Reyna’s often injured hamstrings after the 20-year-old suffered some strain during a training game last Thursday, there was good reason. But the word is now Reyna is ready to go, so it’s time to see him. He can also help in this particular matchup, with possession and defensive rushes on top of his attacking skills.
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