Rashford stars as England progress with Wales bowing out

Marcus Rashford inspired England to the victory required to top Group B and ensure it was despair for Wales as they went out of the tournament after a bitterly disappointing World Cup campaign. Wales needed to either beat England and hope Iran and USA ended in a draw or pursue the more unlikely outcome of running up a four-goal victory margin at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.

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America show grit in draw with lacklustre England

Boos greeted the final whistle as England blew their chance to qualify for the World Cup knockout phase with a match to spare in a turgid 0-0 draw with the United States. Monday’s 6-2 thumping of Iran represented their best start to a major tournament, but Friday’s loose and lacklustre performance brought Gareth Southgate’s side back down to earth.

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Saka shines as England put six past Iran

England’s Fifa World Cup campaign opened in thoroughly convincing fashion as they outclassed Iran in an incident-packed match in Doha. Gareth Southgate’s side strolled to victory, with Iran’s hopeless plight made worse by the early loss of goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand to concussion after a clash of heads with team-mate Majid Hosseini.

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Qatar 2022: Group B Preview

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is almost here and Group B features a former winner desperate to reclaim their former glory. It also features Middle Eastern underdogs, a North American powerhouse and a team making their first appearance in 64 years. Here’s your guide to Group B.

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The big Euro 2020 Review

Marking The Spot looks back on the past four weeks of football and the thrilling moments Euro 2020 produced. I name my team of the tournament and I hand out several awards for the biggest achievers and the biggest disappointments.

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