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Historic World Cup Battle Of Britain To Bring England And Wales To A Standstill

England will come to a standstill tonight as millions of fans tune in to watch England’s historic World Cup clash with Wales.

Fierce rivals meet for the first time in a tournament.

More than 8,000 England fans will be in Qatar for the match, with another 4 million filling pubs to cheer on their heroes.

England boss Gareth Southgate said: “We have to match all the spirit and energy of the opposition.”







Jack Grealish insists the Three Lions have the best front as they aim to reach the last 16 at 7pm
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Southgate: England will match the spirit of Wales

Southgate says England will match Wales’ fiery spirit and intensity in first Battle of Britain world cup tonight.

and Jack Grealish Insist that the Three Lions have the best front as they aim to reach the last 16 in the 7pm clash.

The match will provide a £270m boost to the UK economy as four million fans watch the match in pubs.

south gate and vice captain Jordan Henderson Wales’ Kiefer Moore “would love” to beat England, it’s heard.

“We have to match all the spirit and energy of the opponent,” the England boss said.

Henderson, 32, added: “We’re going to talk on the pitch.”

All four teams in Group B can still advance to the next round.

England are in the strongest position with four points and will progress if they avoid a four-goal defeat by Wales. A win would secure top spot, but they can still draw and top the table unless Iran beats the US, or the US wins by at least four goals.

Grealish, 27, who scored in the 6-2 win over Iran, played down criticism of his team’s selection after Friday’s goalless draw with the United States.

“I wouldn’t say we have the best offense in the game, but we’re there,” he said.

The forward line includes stars such as bukayo sakatwenty one, Raheem Sterling27, and the captain Harry Kane.

Kane, 29, told his team to “ignore the noise”, while captain Gareth Bale said Wales will give it their all to win.

Meanwhile, Gary Lineker has dismissed claims by Qatari player Hassan Al-Sawadi that he has refused to “engage” with the hosts to discuss human rights ahead of the World Cup.he criticized bbc Star failed to provide a “balanced view” of the country.







Striker Harry Kane at the England training ground
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England striker No. 17 Bukayo Saka participates in training
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Britain’s first openly gay sports minister, Stuart Andrew, who will wear the OneLove armband at games, said: “I don’t shy away from myself.”

Around 8,000 England fans will watch the match, with Wales 6,000 at the 45,032-capacity Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium 20 kilometers west of Doha.

Football supporters association Free Lions believes beer prices will fall in Doha after some pubs overpriced “they can get away with it”.

VoucherCodes.co.uk’s World Cup spending report found fans will spend £50m on televisions and appliances, £27m on sportswear and £7.6m on items including memorabilia.

Wales roar ahead of England showdown – ‘We can still do it’







Manager Rob Page described Tuesday’s must-win game against England – known as the Battle of Britain – as “spice up”.
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Wales sounded a defiant war cry last night, insisting: “We can still do this.”

Manager Rob Page described tonight’s must-win game against England – known as the Battle of Britain – as “spice up”.

Captain Gareth Bale promised surprises from his side, saying: “There’s been some shock at the World Cup and there’s no reason we can’t do the same.”

Former Wales player Dean Saunders said during a tour of the training ground: “Of course it is possible – in football you never know. Anything can happen.”

Players energized themselves by rewatching the battle cry uttered by actor and fan Michael Sheen.







Bale urges passionate Red Wall fans to keep faith, inspire team to greatest ever victory
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In a rousing speech, the damn United star said: “When the English come knocking on our door, let’s give them some sugar, boys, let’s give them some Welsh sugar.

“They always say we are too small, we are too slow, we are too weak, we are full of fear. But, your sons [Gary] Speed, they fall around us. We are still here! “

Bale urged passionate Red Wall fans to keep the faith and inspire the team to its greatest ever victory.

He said: “We need to be united. We will do everything we can to win.”

The head coach refused to say whether tonight would be his last international game, saying Wales were “frustrated” and “heartbroken” after being thrashed 2-0 by Iran on Friday.







Wales’ Gareth Bale shows frustration as Wales face Iran in Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B match
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“No one can question our commitment,” he added.

To secure promotion, Wales must beat England by four or more goals.

Page said: “We must show a performance that our supporters are proud of. We want to dedicate everything to the cause. I will choose a team that can beat England. The red wall is as frustrated as I am.”

Wales can also progress by beating England by any score – but only if Iran and the United States draw in Group B.

8,000 Welsh supporters are expected to be at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan tonight.

Train drivers Mike Gronow and Chris Thomas left their wives Maxine and Sara at home as they spent £10,000 on the trip of a lifetime to watch their team’s first World Cup match since 1958.

Mike, 49, from cardiffsaid: “We cling to the dream but we honestly know that the only way we can beat England is if England do what they do sometimes and beat themselves – to be fair, they can be very good at it. That’s the hope. ”

Chris, 53, from Maesteg, added: “Southgate was probably very cautious and cost them games by not being bold enough. He was our secret weapon.”

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