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Everyone wants to figure out the USMNT scripts to get into the playoffs.

“How can USMNT reach the round of 16 of the World Cup and exit the group stage?”

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You’ll hear this question over and over before the Group B final against Iran on Tuesday, November 29 at 2:00 pm ET.

It’s intense.

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As the information below suggests, USMNT scripts are now very easy for Gregg Berhalter’s young side.

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After their draws with Wales and England early in Group B, it all comes down to the last 90 minutes against Iran to see if they can reach the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar.

Group B table prepares for the final game of the group stage

1. England – 4 points (+4 GS)
2. Iran – 3 points (-2)
3. USA – 2 points (0 DG)
4. Wales – 1 point (-2 GD)

Remaining Group B schedule

Tuesday, November 29: Wales – England – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 14:00.
Tuesday, November 29: Iran – USA – Al-Tumama Stadium, Al-Khor – 14:00.

How the USA can get to the 1/8 finals

  • Victory over Iran

How the USA will not get into the 1/8 finals

  • Draw against Iran
  • Lose to Iran

Group A at the 2022 World Cup was intriguing as host nations Qatar were eliminated from the tournament while Ecuador started well but lost as African champions Senegal finished second in the group and the Netherlands took first.

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Even though Senegal were missing key player Sadio Mane due to injury, they rallied to win their last two group games, including a tight final against Ecuador.

The Netherlands were unbeatable throughout the group stage and handled things without fuss.

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Below you will find everything you need to qualify for Group A of the 2022 World Cup.

Group A Schedule (all kickoff times ET)

Recap/Highlights: Qatar 0-2 Ecuador – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/Highlights: Senegal 0-2 Netherlands – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor – 5:00
Summary/Highlights: Qatar 1-3 Senegal – Al Tumama Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/Highlights: Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Summary/Highlights: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/Highlights: Ecuador 1-2 Senegal – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

How to watch Group A matches live

  • When: November 20-29, 2022
  • Group stage start time: 5:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM (all ET)
  • Location: Qatar
  • TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo, Universe, peacock
  • Streaming in spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)

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Group A table

1. Netherlands – 7 points (+9)
2. Senegal – 6 points (+1)
3. Ecuador – 4 points (+1)
4. Qatar – 0 (-4) – REMOVED


Current FIFA World Ranking: 49
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 0
How they qualified: As hosts.
Coach: Felix Sanchez
Key Players: Abdelkarim Hassan, Almoez Ali, Hassan Al Haidos.


Current FIFA World Ranking: 18
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 2
How they qualified: Beat Egypt in the CAF Playoffs
Coach: Aliou Cisse
Key Players: Idriss Gana Guie, Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly.


Current FIFA World Ranking: 8
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 10
How they qualified: Automatically qualified for UEFA (won Group G)
Coach: Louis van Gaal
Key players: Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay, Frankie de Jong.


Current FIFA World Ranking: 44
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 3
How they qualified: Automatically qualified from CONMEBOL (4th)
Coach: Gustavo Alfaro
Key Players: Enner Valencia, Moises Caicedo, Purvis Estupinan.

Senegal beat Ecuador to reach the round of 16 of the World Cup, and the Terrangui Lions rallied to knock out the South Americans.


Ismaila Sarr gave Senegal the lead from the penalty spot, but Moises Caicedo equalized in the second half and a draw would have been enough for Ecuador to take the lead through Senegal.

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The hour will come, the man will come when Senegal captain Kalidou Koulibaly scored the winning goal, sending his country to the knockout stages for only the second time in its history.

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show stars

Kalidou Koulibaly: Scored the famous goal, sent Senegal to the pass and dominated the defense. Led by an example.

Ismaila Sarr: Another one of Senegal’s stars stood high when he scored the first goal and gave them the exit. Sadio Mane would be proud of this show.

How to watch Ecuador vs Senegal live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10:00 AM ET – Tuesday, November 29th
StadiumAddress: Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan.
TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo
Broadcast in Spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)

GOAL! Moments later, Koulibaly puts Senegal in the lead again. What drama. Now Senegal passes instead of Ecuador.

GOAL! Ecuador equalized. Moises Caicedo of Brighton returns home after switching on. Ecuador is currently ahead of Senegal.

GOAL! Hincapie crashes into Ismaila Sarr who takes a penalty. Senegal is in the lead.

What a start from Senegal! Idrissa Gana Gouye shoots wide and Ismaila Sarr sees the ricochet fly past. Ecuador hasn’t started yet.

Key storylines, players to keep an eye on

Enner Valencia obviously…