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USMNT clashes with England as Groups A and B return for second matches

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The 2022 World Cup has reached the second round of group stage games.

And Black Friday will feature one of the tournament’s most-anticipated showdowns, when the United States takes on England. This will be the two teams’ first World Cup matchup since 2010, when they played to a 1-1 tie.

The young and talented Americans played to a 1-1 tie in their World Cup opener against Wales on Monday. The USMNT faces a tall task Friday against an England team that has its sights set far beyond the group stage.

On Thursday, tournament favorites Brazil earned a 2-0 win over Serbia thanks to the goal of the World Cup so far by Richarlison. Cristiano Ronaldo made history by becoming the first men’s player to score a goal in five different World Cups.

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Tim Weah of the United States participates in a training session on the eve of the Group B match against England at Al-Gharafa SC Stadium, in Doha, Qatar.

Wales vs. Iran — 5 am

Wales snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat with a late penalty kick goal against the United States on Monday, and will look to carry that momentum into a matchup against an Iran squad that got routed by England. Making matters worse for Iran is that goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand will miss Friday’s game, giving likely replacement Hossein Hosseini a tall task against Welsh star Gareth Bale.

Time: Friday, Nov. 25 at 5 a.m. ET

Stadium: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

How to watch: FS1 and Telemundo or stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

Qatar vs. Senegal — 8 am

Qatar made history when it kicked off the World Cup on Sunday, becoming the first host country to lose the opening game. It was an underwhelming performance against Ecuador, and the loss puts Qatar in danger of being only the second host after South Africa in 2010 to be eliminated in the group stage. Friday’s task will not be easy, Senegal boasts an array of players from the top leagues in England, Spain, Italy and France even if it is missing injured forward Sadio Mane.

Time: Friday, Nov. 25 at 8 a.m. ET

Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium

How to watch: FS1 and Telemundo or stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

Netherlands vs. Ecuador — 11 am

This matchup could very well decide the Group A winner. Powered by a brace by striker Enner Valencia, Ecuador disappointed the hosts with a 2-0 win in the World Cup opener on Sunday. The Netherlands is coming off a 2-0 win over a Senegal that boasts a tremendous amount of talent. A win here would further cement the Netherlands’ expected status as a World Cup title contender.

Time: Friday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. ET

Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium

How to watch: FOX and Telemundo or stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

England vs. United States — 2 p.m

With the USMNT opening with a 1-1 draw with Wales and England routing Iran, 6-2, in their World Cup opener, the tournament hits a crucial juncture for both teams. While England can move a step closer to winning Group B with a win, the US will look to at least keep hopes of reaching the Round of 16 alive. A win or draw would put the Americans in a decent position to be one of the two teams to advance. However, this is a loaded England team with hopes that go far beyond just advancing to the knockout rounds.

Time: Friday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. ET

Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium

How to watch: FOX and Telemundo or stream on fuboTV and Peacock (Spanish)

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: World Cup updates: USMNT clashes with England in crucial Group B match

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