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How to watch the World Cup in the UK today - Friday 25 November

Euan Burns
England can reach six points with a win over the USA
England can reach six points with a win over the USA / Richard Sellers/GettyImages
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Friday sees us begin the circuit of group games once again as Group A and Group B get back underway for their second matches.

That means the tournament is already at a stage where teams can have their qualification to the next round confirmed, or their exit from the tournament confirmed. Wales will be looking to get their first win in Group B, while England can book their place in the round of 16 with a win.

Hosts Qatar will be facing Senegal in Group A and the Netherlands will face off against Ecuador. Here's how you can follow all four games in the United Kingdom.


Wales vs Iran - Group B

Wales had a disappointing start to their tournament in a performance sense as they were not particularly impressive against the United States. They stayed resolute though and got their reward when Gareth Bale scored a penalty to make it 1-1. That is a good result, as long as they can get all three points against Iran.

Iran were easily beaten 6-2 by England and look to be a slightly less impressive outfit than many predicted, but they are certainly capable of hurting Wales if Rob Page's side put in a passive display as they did in the first half against the United States.


How to watch Wales vs Iran in the UK

  • Location: Al-Rayyan, Qatar
  • Stadium: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
  • Date: Friday 25 November
  • Kick-off Time: 10:00 GMT / 05:00 ET / 02:00 PT
  • Channel/live stream: BBC One, BBC iPlayer, S4C


Qatar vs Senegal - Group A

There is no getting away from the fact that Qatar's start to the tournament against Ecuador was pretty embarrassing. They were only beaten 2-0 by the South American side, but the performance showed almost nothing to suggest that Qatar will get any points against Senegal or the Netherlands in their next two group games.

Senegal stayed in the game against the Dutch until the latter stages when Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen scored, making this clash against Qatar crucial to Senegal's hopes. A win here would give them a superb chance of progression when they face Ecuador in the final group game, and the African side should be able to get it done.


How to watch Qatar vs Senegal in the UK

  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium
  • Date: Friday 25 November
  • Kick-off Time: 13:00 GMT / 08:00 ET / 05:00 PT
  • Channel/live stream: BBC One, BBC iPlayer


Netherlands vs Ecuador - Group A

It was not exactly a vintage performance from the Netherlands as they beat Senegal 2-0 in the opener, but that was the toughest group game on paper and now it is a case of finishing the job for Louis van Gaal and his side.

They will be up against an Ecuador side that is confident following the win over Qatar, although it is not easy to work out just how impressive that win was at this stage. The Dutch could do with an early goal to temper any Ecuadorian enthusiasm and that should be enough to see Ons Oranje through to the knockout stages.


How to watch Netherlands vs Senegal in the UK

  • Location: Al Rayyan, Qatar
  • Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
  • Date: Friday 25 November
  • Kick-off Time: 16:00 GMT / 11:00 ET / 08:00 PT
  • Channel/live stream: ITV1, ITV Hub, STV, STV Player


England vs United States - Group B

Based on the performance against Wales, this will be England's toughest test of the group stage as this United States squad is laden with talented individuals and as a collective, they really feel they can achieve something at this tournament.

England can get into the next round with a victory over the Americans and after beating Iran 6-2, the Three Lions will be convinced that they have more than enough to get the better of the United States and set up a dead rubber against Wales in the final group game where the squad can be rotated.


How to watch England vs United States in the UK

  • Location: Al Rayyan, Qatar
  • Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
  • Date: Friday 25 November
  • Kick-off Time: 19:00 GMT / 14:00 ET / 11:00 PT
  • Channel/live stream: ITV1, ITV Hub, STV, STV Player


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