England will advance to the 2022 World Cup stage ahead of tournament hosts Qatar as FIFA have revealed the fixture schedule.
The Three Lions will face Iran at 1pm on Monday November 21, competing on the opening day of the event for the first time since their triumph in 1966.
Africa Cup of Nations champions Senegal will face the Netherlands in the opening match of this winter’s competition at 10am, meaning the hosts won’t be involved in the curtain-raiser .
It’s the first time this has happened since the 2006 World Cup – with Qatar taking on Ecuador at 4pm, following England’s clash against Iran.
Meanwhile, Three Lions group rivals USA will face either Scotland, Wales or Ukraine in the evening match, which kicks off at 7pm.
England’s remaining group matches will see them face the United States – against whom they lost 1-0 in the 1950 final and drew 1-1 after Rob Green’s howl in 2010 – on Friday 25 November and Scotland, Wales or Ukraine on Tuesday. , Nov. 29 with both games kicking off at 7 p.m.
If Gareth Southgate’s side make it out of their squad, here’s what awaits us…
If England finish 1st
Round of 16– 10pm local/7pm UK – Sun 4/12 (potentially Ecuador or Senegal)
Quarterfinal– 10pm local/7pm UK – Sat 10/12 (potentially France or Argentina)
Semi final– 10pm local/7pm UK – Wed 14/12 (potentially Belgium, Germany, Portugal or Spain)
If England finish 2nd
Round of 16– 6pm local/3pm UK – Sat 3/12 (potentially Netherlands)
Quarterfinal– 10pm local/7pm UK – Fri 9/12 (potentially Argentina or Denmark)
Semi final– 10pm local/7pm UK – Tue 13/12 (potentially Spain, Canada or Croatia)
Match for 3rd place – 6pm local/3pm UK – Sat 17/12
Final – 6pm local/3pm UK – Sun 18/12
Betting offer of the day
888Sport: Get 7/1 Man Utd to win or 40/1 Leicester – CLAIM HERE
Bet365: Bet £10 Get £50 Free Bets – CLAIM HERE
888sport: Deposit at least £/$/€10 using promo code 888ODDS • Bet up to £/$/€5 on your selection at normal regular market odds • If your selection wins, we’ll pay you the price normal and any additional winnings from the advertised enhanced prize will be paid out to you as free bets • Free bets are awarded within 72 hours and expire after 7 days • Free bet stakes are not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time • Restrictions apply to withdrawals, payment methods and countries and full terms and conditions apply 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet365: account opening offer. Bet €10 and get €50 free bets for new customers at bet365. Minimum deposit requirement. Free bets are paid out as bet credits and can be used when settling qualifying bets. Minimum odds, betting and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude wagering bet credits. Deadlines and terms and conditions apply 18+ Begambleaware.org