England take on neighbors Wales at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Gareth Southgate’s side were drawn in Group B with Iran, USA and the winner of the UEFA play-off route which included Wales, and the Welsh beat Ukraine in the final in Cardiff.
Spain and Germany were drawn in a tough Group E with Japan and Costa Rica, while Portugal face Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea in a well-balanced Group H. Hosts Qatar will kick off the tournament against Ecuador, before taking on Senegal and the Netherlands.
The Qatar tournament kicks off on November 20 with 32 teams aiming to reach the final and become world champions on December 18. Due to excessive summer temperatures in the Gulf state, the Qatar World Cup will be the first to be staged in winter rather than summer.
England match schedule
UK time (GMT)
England vs Iran, 1 p.m., November 21 (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan).
USA v Wales, 7pm, 21 November (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan).
England v USA7 p.m., November 25 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor).
Wales v Iran, 10am, 25 November (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan).
Wales versus England7 p.m., November 29 (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan).
Iran – United States, 7 p.m., November 29 (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha).
If England win Group B:
The second of Group A, if likely Senegal (over Qatar and Ecuador, with the Netherlands favorites to finish first), especially as African champions.
The winner of the tie between Group D winner and Group C runners-up: Likely Franceshould they top their group – ahead of Denmark, Tunisia and Australia – and then beat Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.
The winners of Group F and Group H could find their way to the semi-finals to meet England if they go that far, which means a possible semi-final between England and Belgium Where Portugal.
A final after fighting their way through the knockout stages as the second could possibly see England play Spain, Germany or Brazil In the final.
If England finish second in Group B:
The winner of Group A, so probably the Netherlands (on Senegal, Qatar or Ecuador).
The winner of the tie between the winner of Group C and the runner-up in Group D: Argentina could emerge to face England here, if they top their group as favorites – ahead of Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland – then knock out one of Denmark, Australia and Tunisia.
The winner of Group E and Group G could find themselves in the semi-finals to meet England should they go that far, which means a possible semi-final between England and the winner of Spain/Germany and Brazil.
A final after fighting their way through the knockout stages as the second could possibly see England play France, Belgium Where Portugal In the final.