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World Cup latest: Wales seek first win ahead of Netherlands vs Ecuador and England vs USA

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Another good showing is expected on Friday from Gareth Bale, who scored a late goal from a penalty to help Wales draw with the United States in its opening match.Bale, 33, who signed for the Los Angeles Galaxy in June in what many believed was a sign of his decline from his peak that saw him labelled as one of the best players of his generation, was thrilled to be given the starring role in his World Cup debut.Iran will be missing goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand.

He was injured in the opening game and was taken to a local hospital.Although they featured in the last two World Cup final tournaments, Iran have never advanced to the knockout round.Qatar returns to competition after becoming the first host nation in World Cup history to lose its first match, a 1-0 loss to Ecuador on the opening night of the tournament.The hosts will get another chance for a victory against Senegal, who also lost their opener and is suffering from injuries to their key players.Senegal are without Sadio Mane, the Bayern Munich forward who was ruled out of the tournament with a leg injury.

Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is also expected to miss Friday’s game with a hamstring injury.Ecuador and the Netherlands both won their opening matches, and their game Friday will pit two strikers, Ecuador's Enner Valencia and Dutch forward Memphis Depay, against each other.Valencia scored both of Ecuador's goals in the 2-0 win over Qatar before leaving with a sore knee but is set to play Friday.Depay returned from a hamstring injury to lead the Netherlands in its 2-0 win over Senegal.

He came off the bench in that game but is looking to start against Ecuador.A win for either team would likely guarantee advancement out of Group A.The Americans are the underdogs

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