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Group B standings, schedule for 2022 World Cup

The World Cup got underway November 20. We break down the results and standings for Group B.

England v IR Iran: Group B - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
 Marcus Rashford celebrates with Harry Kane of England after scoring their team’s fifth goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Group B play began Monday, November 21 with England establishing their dominance in a 6-1 win over Iran. USA, making a World Cup appearance for the first time since 2014, are in this group as well. Wales won the playoff to make the tournament and rounds out this group.

England are the heavy favorites to win this group at DraftKings Sportsbook. USMNT are slight favorites over Wales to advance to the knockout stage, so that match will likely determine who goes through to the round of 16.

Update, Nov. 29 — England and the United States will advance to the Round of 16 in the 2022 World Cup. England took down Wales easily with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday. The United States were able to hold on to defeat Iran 1-0 and advance for the first time since 2014. England will face Senegal while the U.S. will face Netherlands in the knockout round.

Update, Nov. 25 — After the USA played to a scoreless draw with England on Friday afternoon, they hold their fate in their hands with just one match left to play. They’ll take on Iran in the final group stage contest on Tuesday, needing a win to secure a spot in the Round of 16. The Americans currently sit on two points, one point ahead of last-place Wales, who suffered a 2-0 loss to Iran on Friday morning.

Here are the standings and upcoming schedule for Group B at the 2022 World Cup.

Group B standings

  1. England, 2-1-0, 9 GF, 2 GA, +7 GD, 7 points
  2. USA, 1-2-0, 2 GF, 1 GA, +1 GD, 5 points
  3. Iran, 1-1-1, 4 GF, 7 GA, -3 GD, 3 points
  4. Wales, 0-1-2, 1 GF, 6 GA, -3 GD, 1 point

Group B schedule

Monday, November 21
England 6, Iran 2
USA 1, Wales 1

Friday, November 25
Iran 2, Wales 0
USA 0, England 0

Tuesday, November 29
England 3, Wales 0
USA 1, Iran 0