Wales Makes an Exit from the World Cup 2022
The second-half strikes of Marcus Rashford propelled England to a 3-0 win over Wales, making a place for themselves in the World Cup 16.
This ended all hopes the Welsh hoped of qualifying for the knockout stages. Phil Foden, along with Rashford double, found the net as England defeated Wales at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. The match became liver in the second half as Rashford curled home a free kick in the 50th minute.
Foden footed a cross of Harry Kane into the net just a minute later. Then Rashford made his final shot, which went through the goalkeeper’s leg in the 68th minute. Wales required a 4-goal victory in a fixture they didn’t win since 1984 to make it to the knockout rounds. They defended deep and had been able to frustrate England in the first half. However, they caved in during the second half as England who is going to face Senegal in the next round, took their tally to 9 in the group.
Wales has the chance to win if the match between the United States and Iran ended level. However, hopes for such a situation have evaporated after Foden and Rashford strike. Wale’s Gareth Bale had been substituted during halftime as he made no impact. Rashford from Manchester United, whose place in the team had been so uncertain even a few months back after he grappled with injuries and form, now has 3 goals in the whole tournament.
England’s game against the United States ended up in a draw brought them back to the ground after their 6-2 game with Iran. However, they are going to go into their last-16 match with Group A runners-up Senegal with complete confidence. For the Welsh, their return to the stage of the World Cup has been nothing but brief.