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  Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Ka's al-'ālam li-kurat al-qadam 2022 First Phase Group B match five/six

Wales 0 England 3 [0-0]
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Rawdat Al Jahhaniya, Al Rayyan, Qatar
Kick-off (AST): 10.00pm 7.00pm GMT
Attendance: 44,297
Gareth Bale won the toss; 99 minutes 50:00 & 48:59

Players lost since last match
Maurice Norman (27 Nov 2022) 88
Aaron Ramsey kicked off after both teams took the knee
One hundredth WCF goal scored>

[0-1] Marcus Rashford freekick 50 49:17
Phil Foden: FOULED
right-footed 24-yard direct free-kick into top right corner
(Ampadu fouled Foden 47:55)(awarded 47:58)
[0-2] Phil Foden 51 50:53
Harry Kane: CREATIVE
ran onto to Kane's square ball across the face of the goal to score left-footed from 5yds out
[0-3] Marcus Rashford 68 67:39
Kalvin Phillips: CREATIVE
runs onto Phillips' long ball, runs into the area before unleashing a left-footed 10yd low strike through Ward's legs
Dan James 29 28:53  
Aaron Ramsey 61 60:46    
  Commentator: Guy Mowbray with Jermane Jenas and Danny Gabbidon (viewing figures average 16.59million)
"BISH RASH BOSH!" Mirror Sport
Officials from Slovenia Wales Squad Type England Squad
Referee (black)
Slavko Vinčić
43 (25 November 1979), Maribor, FIFA listed 2010.
7 Goal Attempts 17
1 Attempts on Target 7
Assistant Referees 0 Hit Bar/Post 0
Tomaž Klančnik
39 (30 November 1982)
Andraž Kovaćič
37 (24 October 1985)
1 Corner Kicks Won 6
Fourth official
Yoshima Yamashita
36 (20 February 1986), Tokyo, Japan
Reserve Assistant Referee
Karen Díaz Medina 38 (10 November 1984), Aguascalientes, Mexico
1 Offside Calls Against 1
16 Fouls Conceded 9
36% Possession 64%
Video Assistant Officials                
Marco Fritz 45 (3 October 1977), Korb, Germany
Assistant - Paolo Valeri, Italy; Offside - Pawel Sokolnicki, Poland; Support - Bastian Dankert, Germany; Standby -
Vasile Marinescu, Romania
Wales Team
Rank FIFA (6th October 2022) 19th
EFO ranking n/a
ELO rating
36th to 39th
Colours Made by Adidas - red crew-necked jerseys with tonal zig-zag stripes, white adidas shoulder trim, white shorts with red adidas side trim, red socks with white adidas trim
Captain Gareth Bale
Aaron Ramsey
second half
Manager Robert John Page
48 (3 September 1974), appointed caretaker 3 November 2020, appointed as permanent manager 20 June 2022.
31st match, W 10 - D 10 - L 11 - F ? - A ?.
Wales Lineup
12 Ward, Daniel 29
160 days
22 June 1993 GK Leicester City FC, England 28 0
3 Williams, Neco S., injured off 36th min. 21
230 days
13 April 2001 RB Nottingham Forest FC, England 26 2
5 Mepham, Christopher J. 25
24 days
5 November 1997
in Hammersmith, England
RCD AFC Bournemouth, England 36 0
6 Rodon, Joseph P. 25
38 days
22 October 1997 LCD Stade Rennais, France, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 33 0
4 Davies, Benjamin T., injured off 59th min. 29
219 days
24 April 1993 LB Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 77 1
10 Ramsey, Aaron J. 31
338 days
26 December 1990 RM
Nice FC, France
61st min. for a late tackle on Jordan Henderson at the near touchline
15 Ampadu, Ethan K.C.R. 22
76 days
14 September 2000
in Exeter, England
AM Spezia Calcio, Italy, on loan from Chelsea FC, England 40 0
7 Allen, Joseph M., injured off 81st min. 32
260 days
14 March 1990 LM Swansea City FC 74 2
11 Bale, Gareth F., injured off half-time 33
136 days
16 July 1989 RF Los Angeles FC, United States 111 41
13 Moore, Kieffer R.F. 30
113 days
8 August 1992
in Torquay, England
CF AFC Bournemouth, England 31 9
20 James, Daniel O., off 77th min. 25
19 days
10 November 1997
in Kingston upon Hull, England
Fulham FC, England, on loan from Leeds United AFC, England
29th min. for kicking John Stones in the shin on the far touchline
Wales Substitutes

Concussion Substitution

67 days
23 September 1995 RB Burnley FC, England 44 3
14 Roberts, Connor R.J., on 36th min. (35:52) for Williams
9 Johnson, Brennan P., on half-time for Bale 21
190 days
23 May 2001
in Nottingham, England
RF Nottingham Forest FC, England 18 2
scoreline: Wales 0 England 2
16 Morrell, Joseff J., on 59th min. (58:35) for Davies 25
330 days
3 January 1997
in Ipswich, England
LB Portsmouth FC, England 32 0
scoreline: Wales 0 England 3
8 Wilson, Harry, on 77th min. (76:13) for James 25
252 days
22 March 1997 LF Fulham FC, England 42 5
25 Colwill, Rubin J., on 81st min. (80:18) for Allen 20
216 days
27 April 2002 LM Cardiff City FC 8 1
result: Wales 0 England 3
unused substitutes: 2-Chris Gunter, 17-Tom Lockyer, 18-Jon Williams, 19-Mark Harris, 21-Adam Davies, 22-Sorba Thomas, 23-Dylan Levitt, 24-Ben Cabango, 26-Matthew Smith.
team notes: Neco Williams received treatment and was eventually replaced after heading back a Marcus Rashford shot (23:02). He received treatment (23:15 - 24:43) before carrying on. He collapsed again (33:02) after the ball went out out of play, which led to his replacement.
manager Robert Page won his made his fortieth Welsh appearance against England on his 31st birthday in September 2005.
4-3-3 Ward -
(Roberts), Mepham, Rodon, Davies (Morrell) -
Ramsey, Ampadu, Allen
(Colwill) -
(Brennan), Moore, James (Wilson)
Averages (Starting XI): Age 27 years 314 days Appearances/Goals 52.3 7.3
England Team
Rank FIFA (6th October 2022) 5th
EFO ranking Group One (4th)
ELO rating 10th to 8th
Colours The Nike 2022 home uniform - White crew-necked jerseys with dark to light blue fury gradient sleeves, fury/void cuffs, blue void shorts, white socks with fury/void thin hoop.
Captain Harry Kane Manager Gareth Southgate, 52 (3 September 1970), appointed caretaker manager on 27 September 2016, appointed as permanent manager on 30 November 2016.
⁴³ most goals as captain
53rd of 66, W 31 - D 12 - L 10 - F 120 - A 45.
  Jordan Henderson 58th min P 79th of 97, W 48 - D 18 - L 13 - F 170 - A 55.
England Lineup
  four changes to the previous match (Trippier, Saka, Mount & Sterling out) league position (10th November)  
1 Pickford, Jordan L. 28
267 days
7 March 1994 G Everton FC (PL 16th) 48 36ᵍᵃ
2 Walker, Kyle A., off 57th min. 32
185 days
28 May 1990 RB Manchester City FC (PL 2nd) 71 0
5 Stones, John 28
185 days
28 May 1994 RCD Manchester City FC (PL 2nd) 62 3
6 Maguire, J. Harry 29
269 days
5 March 1993 LCD Manchester United FC (PL 5th) 51 7
3 Shaw, Luke P.H., off 65th min. 27
140 days
12 July 1995 LB Manchester United FC (PL 5th) 26 3
8 Henderson, Jordan B. 32
165 days
17 June 1990 RDM Liverpool FC (PL 8th) 72 2
4 Rice, Declan, off 58th min. 23
319 days
14 January 1999 LDM West Ham United FC (PL 15th) 37 2
22 Bellingham, Jude V.W. 19
153 days
29 June 2003 CM Bsv Borussia 09 Dortmund, Germany 20 1
the 194/195th player to reach the 20-app milestone
Foden, Philip W. 22
185 days
28 May 2000 RF/LF Manchester City FC (PL 2nd) 20 3
the 194/195th player to reach the 20-app milestone
Kane, Harry E., off 58th min. 29
124 days
28 July 1993 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC (PL 4th) 78 51
11 Rashford, Marcus, off 76th min. 25
29 days
31 October 1997
Manchester United FC (PL 5th)
31st direct free-kick scored by England
the 369th (236th post-war) brace scored
England Substitutes
scoreline: Wales 0 England 2
18 Alexander-Arnold, Trent J., on 57th min. (56:49) for Walker 24
53 days
7 October 1998 RB Liverpool FC (PL 8th) 18 14 1
24 Wilson, Callum E.G., on 58th min. (57:06) for Kane 30
275 days
27 February 1992 CF Newcastle United FC (PL 3rd) 6 1 1
Phillips, Kalvin M., on 58th min. (57:11) for Rice 26
362 days
2 December 1995 LDM Manchester City FC (PL 2nd) 24
20 0
the 52nd City player to represent England
Trippier, Kieran J., on 65th min. (64:49) for Shaw 32
71 days
19 September 1990
Newcastle United FC (PL 3rd) 40 33 1
the 91st player to reach the 40-app milestone
scoreline: Wales 0 England 3
7 Grealish, Jack P., on 76th min. (75:01) for Rashford 27
80 days
10 September 1995 RF Manchester City FC (PL 2nd) 27 12 2
result: Wales 0 England 3
unused substitutes: 10-Raheem Sterling, 13-Nick Pope, 15-Eric Dier, 16-Conor Coady, 17-Bukayo Saka, 19-Mason Mount, 23-Aaron Ramsdale, 25-James Maddison, 26-Conor Gallagher.
team notes: 104th meeting between the two countries, only the second time at a neutral venue and first time at World Cup Finals tournament.
Marcus Rashford's direct free-kick is the first such goal since Trippier's in the 2018 World Cup Finals semi-final. First direct free-kick at the 2022 WCF.
Jack Grealish's great great grandfather, Billy Garraty, also played for England in 1903, also against Wales.
Jude Bellingham is the second teenager to reach twenty appearances. The second youngest after Wayne Rooney (19 years 24 days), the youngest BME player to reach twenty appearances.
Phil Foden is the 125th different England player to score against Wales.
World Cup records: Equals the record victory for a WCF final group match - 3-0 vs. Poland 1986.
Harry Kane has assisted three goals during this WCF, the first since David Beckham in 2002.
This is the twelfth time England have qualified for the knock-out phase, and the first time they have topped the group since 2006.
The nine goals they have scored in the group stages is the best England have done in any WCF,
Major Tournament records: Gareth Southgate has now won a tenth Major Tournament match, two more than Alf Ramsey. He continues to be the manager with the most Finals matches, now at seventeen.
Captain records: England have now been led by players from Tottenham Hotspur FC in 99 different matches, one more than Liverpool FC, but still behind Manchester United FC's 136.
4-3-3 Pickford -
(Alexander-Arnold), Stones, Maguire, Shaw (Trippier) -
Henderson, Bellingham, Rice
(Phillips) -
Foden, Kane
(Wilson), Rashford (Grealish)
notes: Foden and Rashford swapped wings for the second half
Averages (Starting XI): Age 27 years 86 days Appearances/Goals 48.5 7.5
most experienced starting XI under Southgate
    Match Report by Mike Payne

The big match of the tournament, well, it was for the Wales team, and they needed to win to have any chance of going through to the knockout stage of the competition. As it turned out, that was never an option as, eventually, England totally dominated proceedings, although not without a turgid opening half. It certainly turned into a game of two distinct halves.

The first ten minutes were devoid of meaningful football, but then, suddenly Harry Kane gained possession and fed a delightful through ball into the path of Marcus Rashford. Goalkeeper Daniel Ward was quickly off his line though and did well to make a save. Four minutes later a free-kick to England was cleared to Phil Foden but his shot flew over the crossbar. After 20 minutes the game settled into that usual monotonous pattern of both sides passing square and back on too many occasions. Is it me, or does anyone else get so frustrated by that brand of football? There was also an increasing number of times when as soon as and England player touched a Welsh jersey, the player went down like a sack of coal.

Dan James was booked for a foul on John Stones, and then a long run by Harry Maguire was ended by a shot that went out for a throw-in on the far side! Says it all. And why do the BBC want to keep showing a caption of 'total receptions?' I think they must be confusing the football with Escape to the Country! Neco Williams, who had been injured when Rashford's powerful shot hit him on the head, then had to go off after a long break. 30 minutes of added time promised (only joking), but I had to find something to write about.

On 38 minutes a proper chance was created by England with some fine play. Kane, Jude Bellingham and Foden combined with some great one touch play, but Foden's final shot flew just over the bar. That would have been a terrific goal. And that was quickly followed by an overhead kick from the lively Rashford, again just wide. There still seemed to be a lack of rhythm in England's play, despite their dominance. As for Wales, only a late shot from Joe Allen threaten the England goal, although in the end his shot was well wide. Only 5 minutes were added, sorry about that, and the half ended goalless.

There was a surprise straight after the interval as Gareth Bale, who had been anonymous did not come out for the second half, with Brennan Johnson replacing him. When England were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box on 50 minutes, it was worrying to see six England players around the ball, seemingly perplexed as to what to do and who should take the kick. As it turned out the mood of depression suddenly lifted as Rashford fired in a brilliant shot into the far top corner giving Ward no chance. That was the first goal in this tournament direct from a free-kick.

The England fans uncontrolled joy was then given yet another boost, just a minute later. Kane gained possession down the right and wasted no time to put in a cross that he himself would love to receive. Running in on the end of it was Foden, who tucked the ball away with the minimum of fuss. What a pass from Kane, and people do tend to forget the other parts of his game. Wales tried to hit back quickly as first James curled a shot wide and then Jordan Pickford made his only save of the night, and it was a good one too. In the 56th minute Keiffer Moore fired in a shot at goal, which​ took a wicked deflection off the head of Maguire. Pickford had to change direction in mid-air to push the ball away to safety.

Gareth Southgate then decided to give some of his subs a game with Trent Alexander Arnold replacing Kyle Walker, Callum Wilson on for Kane and Kalvin Phillips replacing the battling Declan Rice. The Welsh fans watching must have been envious of England's embarrassment of riches on their bench. It all culminated in a third goal for England on 68 minutes. A long ball forward found Rashford clear on the right, he cut inside, side-stepped a couple of defenders and drilled a shot goalwards. Perhaps Ward should have done better but the ball squirmed under his body for 3-0. 14 minutes later Rashford was close to a hat-trick as he and Wilson combined, but this time Ward blocked Rashford's shot with his foot.

Wales were a spent force by now and on 77 minutes Bellingham saw his shot blocked with Foden deflecting the follow-up wide. As the game drew to a close the Welsh, who never gave up, had a few half chances but it was England who came closest to adding to their total with Stones missing a sitter from close range after Maguire's header back across goal found him unmarked. It seemed easier for Stones to score than put the ball over the crossbar. Even then, there was still time for another scramble in the Welsh goalmouth, and how the ball stayed out one is not entirely sure.

So, in the end a comfortable win for England and they topped their group by a clear margin. Now we move on to a tricky match against Senegal in the first knockout game.

Source Notes

BBC Sport
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor