2022 FIFA World Cup Group B

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Group B of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be from 21 to 29 November 2022.[1] The teams in the group are England, Iran, the United States and Wales. The top two teams will go to the round of 16.[2]

Teams[change | change source]

Draw position Team[3] Pot Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings[4]
March 2022[nb 1] October 2022
B1  England 1 UEFA UEFA Group I winners 15 November 2021 16th 2018 Winners (1966) 5 5
B2  Iran 3 AFC AFC Third Round Group A winners 27 January 2022 6th 2018 Group stage (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2018) 21 20
B3  United States 2 CONCACAF CONCACAF Third Round third place 30 March 2022 11th 2014 Third place (1930) 15 16
B4  Wales 4[nb 2] UEFA UEFA Second Round Path A winners 5 June 2022 2nd 1958 Quarter-finals (1958) 18[nb 2] 19

Notes

  1. The rankings of March 2022 were used for seeding for the final draw.
  2. 2.0 2.1 As the identity of the UEFA Second Round Path A winners was not known at the time of the final draw, positions in the FIFA Rankings were not taken into account, and the placeholder in the draw was automatically seeded into pot 4.[5]

Standings[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 1 1 0 0 6 2 +4 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Iran 2 1 0 1 4 6 −2 3
3  United States 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
4  Wales 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1
Updated to match(es) played on 25 November 2022. Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group B will play the runners-up of Group A.
  • The runners-up of Group B will play the winners of Group A.

Matches[change | change source]

All times listed are local, AST (UTC+3).[1]

England vs Iran[change | change source]

England 6–2 Iran
Report

United States vs Wales[change | change source]

United States 1–1 Wales
Report

Wales vs Iran[change | change source]

Wales 0–2 Iran
Report

England vs United States[change | change source]

England Match 20 United States
Report

Wales vs England[change | change source]

Wales Match 33 England
Report

Iran vs United States[change | change source]

Iran Match 34 United States
Report

Discipline[change | change source]

Fair play points will be used as tiebreakers if the teams are tied after the overall and head-to-head rules. These points are based on yellow and red cards given to a team. The points are:[2]

  • first yellow card: minus 1 point;
  • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points;
  • direct red card: minus 4 points;
  • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points;
Team Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Points
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Red card
 England
 Iran
 United States
 Wales

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Match Schedule" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 April 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Regulations – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  3. "World Cup 2022 Group B: Match schedule, fixtures, times and dates for England, USA, Iran, Wales in Qatar". sportingnews.com. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  4. "Men's Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  5. "Procedures for the Final Draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 released". FIFA. 22 March 2022. Retrieved 22 March 2022.

Other websites[change | change source]