World Cup: England knock Wales out of competition with 3-0 win | UK News

England have qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup after beating Wales 3-0 in Qatar.

Unfortunately for Wales, the loss at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium gave them their first game World Cup appeared from 1958 to the end.

The Three Lions currently top Group B, followed by the United States, who also made it through to the round of 16 after beating Iran 1-0.

Although the first half was goalless, Manchester United Marcus Rashford scored in the 50th minute, followed by Manchester City’s Phil Foden just 60 seconds later.

Rashford also scored the team’s third goal of the game – tied with France’s Kylian Mbappe and Netherlands’ Cody Gakpo in the race for the opponent’s Golden Boot.

Speaking after the game, he said: “Moments like this, this is why I play. The biggest moments, the best moments.

“I’m really happy today, I’m glad we’re going to the next round.”

He added: “Hopefully we can build on this achievement because I have big ambitions for this team and I think we can play even better than we showed today. now.”

England's Marcus Rashford, (left) celebrates scoring the opening goal of the match in Group B of the FIFA World Cup at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar.  Photo date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
Rashford celebrates his first goal

PM congratulates England and says Wales should be ‘proud’

Prime minister Rishi Sunak congratulated the team on their win and said Wales should be “proud” of their performance.

“You did well with a strong performance and made it to the knockout stages,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Rob Page’s team has inspired millions across Wales and beyond. They can be so proud tonight too.”

Wales almost had a goal in the 56th minute, when Kieffer Moore took the shot, but goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved it.

The team’s captain Gareth Bale was rested at half-time, with coach Rob Page confirming after the game that the decision was due to injury.

Football Soccer - Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup - Group B - Wales v England - Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar - 29 November 2022 Wales' Gareth Bale and Joe Rodon looked bored depressed after the game as Wales were eliminated from the World Cup REUTERS/Lee Smith TPX PICTURE OF THE DAY
Joe Rodon (left) and Gareth Bale (right) after the match

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Of his performance, Page said: “It was a huge team effort and I couldn’t be more proud of them. To be here is a huge achievement.

“My message is, don’t despair. We must rebuild the future now.”

Meanwhile, in east London, England fans were busy celebrating the win, with a man named David Fielding telling Sky News: “I’m incredibly excited and proud of the team tonight.”

England will continue to play against Senegal on Sunday, December 4.


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