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England Draw Iran, USA And A European Play-Off Qualifier In World Cup

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England Draw Iran, USA And A European Play-Off Qualifier In World Cup

England could play either Wales or Scotland in the World Cup, after drawing the winner of the final European play-off alongside Iran and USA.

Group A:

Qatar

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Ecuador

Senegal

Netherlands

Group B:

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England

Iran

USA

European play-off (Wales/Scotland/Ukraine)

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Group C:

Argentina

Saudi Arabia

Mexico

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Poland

Group D:

France

IC Play-Off 1 (UAE/Australia/Peru)

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Denmark

Tunisia

Group E:

Spain

IC Play-Off 2 (Costa Rica/New Zealand)

Germany

Japan

Group F:

Belgium

Canada

Morocco

Croatia

Group G:

Brazil

Serbia

Switzerland

Cameroon

Group H:

Portugal

Ghana

Uruguay

Korea Republic

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England will face Iran on the opening day of the tournament, on November 21st, followed by USA four days later, and the final qualifiers on the final day of the groups.

Before the Three Lions get their tournament underway, hosts Qatar will open the competition against Ecuador, with Senegal vs Netherlands also on the opening day.

The winner of England's group will meet the second place in Group A in the second round, meaning they could face the hosts should both finish in those positions.

Gareth Southgate will be content with his side's draw. Image: PA Images
Gareth Southgate will be content with his side's draw. Image: PA Images

Wales are one step away from the tournament, which would be their first since 1958, having beaten Austria in their play-off semi final.

They are waiting for Scotland's match with Ukraine, which is due to take place in June, to find out who they'll face in the final.

Both Wales and Scotland have faced England in recent Euros, with the former losing the final group game to their rivals in 2016 and the latter drawing at Wembley last summer.

Phil Foden battles against Scotland at last summer's Euros. Image: PA Images
Phil Foden battles against Scotland at last summer's Euros. Image: PA Images

England have never faced Iran in a men's full international game but do have history with USA, having played them in 1950 and 2010.

In their first World Cup, England were beaten 1-0 by America in the second group game, which they'll play again in November, and 12 years ago they drew 1-1, after Rob Green's horrendous error.

Elsewhere they'll certainly be interest in former world champions Spain and Germany being drawn together in Group E, and in Group H Ghana will be hoping to get revenge on Uruguay from Luis Suarez's infamous handball in 2010.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football World Cup, Qatar, England

Ryan Sidle
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