One could argue that only a few other groups of the FIFA World Cup Groups are as balanced as Group B. In fact, each of this group’s participants have progressed into the knockout stages of the World Cup in the past. What this means is that we’re in for a series of cut-throat clashes from which only two teams will survive.
The FIFA World Cup Group B will feature the 1966 World Cup winners England, who will be pushing to add to their trophy cabinet, Iran, Wales and the USA – all four teams are great sides, and on their day, they might surprise you by clinching a vital victory that could tip the balance.
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Read on to learn more about:
- Group B participant information
- Who are the favourites in Group B
- Betting markets you can find at LV BET.
WHO EXACTLY ARE THE PARTICIPANTS OF GROUP B?
England and the USA are the nations to appear in the most World Cup finals, with Iran and Wales yet to consistently qualify for the biggest tournament in international football. The games will surely all be highly competitive as not much in terms of quality split the sides.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will kick off in Qatar, which is set to be the first Middle Eastern country to ever host a World Cup. Group B is set to kick things off on the opening day, with the first game being between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium, before the USA line up against Wales later on in the evening at the AI Rayyan Stadium.
|National team||FIFA Ranking||FIFA Zone||Place in eliminations|
|England||4th||UEFA||Group I Winners|
|Iran||21st||AFC||Third Round Group A Winners|
|Wales||19th||UEFA||Path A Play-off winners|
The last time England won a World Cup was back in 1966. They will be looking to steam through the group stages as they are the favourite in Group B. A lot is being expected of this England team, which came close to winning the Euros last summer and are still chasing a trophy on the international level. Harry Kane will be one of the key players on which the three lions’ success will be built together with the effectiveness of playing three at the back for more stability. Will England have what it takes to bring football back home?
After the dramatic play-off final against Ukraine, Wales will make a return to the World Cup after a staggering 64-year gap. The standout player in the Welsh squad is Gareth Bale who at the time of writing is still without a club for next season. Backed by a nation of hardcore supporters, it would be some story if Wales manage to start off their campaign with a win and sneak into the knockout stages.
Iran will be making their third consecutive appearance in the FIFA World Cup after qualifying for the Qatar edition. In 2018 Iran came close to making it out of the group stages – something that they have never done in their history. Iran will fancy their chances coming up against the USA and Wales, both of which have been out of the tournament for some time. It will surely be great entertainment for the neutrals.
The USA national team are yet to reach a World Cup final. They came agonisingly close in 1930 when they reached the semi-finals but were defeated by Argentina 6-1. The USA national football team reached the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup as they came in third behind Canada and Mexico, respectively, edging out Costa Rica on goal difference.
BETTING TIPS AND ODDS ON YOUR GROUP B FAVOURITES
Favourites to get the top spot in the group are England with Wales, USA and Iran to fight it out for the second place. The bookies suggest that it will more likely be either USA or Wales with Iran ranked as having the least chance to get out of the group stages.
Wales to be the outright winner of Group B is priced at 6/1 (7.00)
Iran are the least favourite in Group B are priced at 16/1 (17.00)
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