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Today at the World Cup: England look to wrap up place in last 16

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England will look to secure their place in the last 16 of the World Cup when they face the United States, while Wales kick off Friday’s action against Iran in a crucial Group B match.Hosts Qatar play their second Group A game against Senegal and the Netherlands take on Ecuador looking to maintain a perfect start.On Thursday, Cristiano Ronaldo wrote his own piece of World Cup history as Portugal beat Ghana in their first Group H game, before pre-tournament favourites Brazil defeated Serbia 2-0 with a brace for Richarlison – but there was an injury scare for Neymar.Uruguay and South Korea had earlier played out a tepid goalless draw, but Switzerland got their campaign up and running with a 1-0 win over Cameroon.Here, the PA news agency keeps on top of events in Qatar.Gareth Southgate has challenged England to keep thinking big as they look to continue momentum in Qatar.England captain Harry Kane has shaken off an ankle problem to be fit for Friday’s clash at the Al Bayt Stadium.Having reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Southgate is looking to go one better than at last summer’s Euros, where England lost the final on penalties to Italy.“These players are putting our country on the map really.

They are regaining our respectability on the world stage and we have got to keep doing that,” Southgate said.Wales captain Gareth Bale will take his place in the record books when he leads the side out against Iran at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Friday morning.Bale is set to become his country’s most-capped player by making his 110th international appearance, overtaking Chris Gunter, who will be among the substitutes in Doha.“On a personal level it’s an amazing achievement,” said Bale, who made his Wales debut in

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