Match Day 2 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar turned out to be a pretty exciting one as the fans got to witness three quality encounters. The first one ended up in a big win for England as they decimated Iran 6-2 while the second match of the day saw Netherlands registering a comprehensive 2-0 win over Senegal. The day ended with Wales and USA playing out a draw in a pretty competitive match.
England vs Iran
Iran looked pretty comitted in defence for the first 30 minutes of the match as they blocked all England attacks. But teenage star Jude Bellingham put them ahead soon as he slotted a cross from Luke Shaw from the left flank straight into the net. That goal changed everything for the two sides as the Iranian defence couldn’t hold on to their nerves. Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling scored just at the stroke of half-time to send England 3-0 ahead. The second half was a bit more competitive as Iran scored two goals in response to three more goals scored by England. While it was Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish scoring in the second half for England, it was Mehdi Taremi who scored both of Iran’s goals. But the match still ended in a big win for England as they won 6-2.
Senegal vs Netherlands
It was a tight match but Senegal couldn’t hold on to their nerves in the last few minutes. The two teams fought tooth and nail to get the lead throughout the match. The scoreline read 0-0 right until the 83rd minute of the match but the deadlock was finally broken when Cody Gakpo headed a top-notch assist from Frenkie de Jong into the top-right corner of the goal. Senegal still had a chance to equalize but Davy Klaasen settled the match in the Dutch’s favour with another goal in injury time.
USA vs Wales
This turned out to be a pretty competitive match again. USA took the lead in the match when striker Timothy Weah converted a low cross from Christian Pulisic in the 36th minute of the match. USA dominated after that as they didn’t allow Wales to equalize easily. It looked like they were going yo defend their lead but the experienced Gareth Bale stepped up for Wales as he converted a penalty in the 82nd minute. Both sides focused on defense after that and went into full-time with a 1-1 scoreline.