JD Football | November 22, 2022

WC 2022 Recap: Matchday One

Both England and Wales have travelled to Qatar to compete in the greatest tournament in world football!

As always, JD is on hand to bring you loads of content and the chance to take part in exclusive competitions to win top prizes.

Serious Settings

One of those mega prizes was a screening at TOCA Social, London. Lucky winners were treated to a day filled with live music, food and drink, as well as footy games that tested their tekkerz.


You thought that was all? Course not! In a next level set up, our comp’ winners got to watch England take on Iran with their fave influencers.


Daniel Stuart (@savagedan10), Patrick Adjaye (@uptown_p1) and Kyle Evan Stewart (@poetcorneruk) turned up to show their support in a slick Swoosh style. They paired a Tech Fleece Hoodie with matching Track Pants for supreme comfort.



Makin’ it known who she was backing, Micha Wright (@michemingg) wore England’s home shirt with a pair of Air Max 90 kicks in a white colourway to match her shirt.



Combining a snug feel with a retro vibe, Lia Lewis (@lia.lewis) cheered on the boys in Nike’s Varsity Leggings. Going for a sporty look, Sherlina Nyame (@sherlinanym), flexed Academy Track Pants with Air Max 90 sneaks.

The Party Continues!

Like what you see and fancy a slice of the action? Good news! England are set to face USA on the 25th and Wales on the 29th, and we’ll be putting a mega JD FanZone event at TOCA Social for both games!


Tickets will have limited availability and are allocated on a first come first served basis. They’re FREE, so be quick and get your hands on tickets with Eventbrite. Click here for the USA fixture, and here for the Wales match.

JD Football x 433

JD Football teaming up with 433 could be as good a link up as Luke Shaw whippin’ in a cross for Jude Bellingham.


In our latest series, #JDLockerRoom, Manchester City stars, John Stones and Nathan Ake are faced with questions about football, culture, and fans.


JD regular, PK Humble (@_pkhumble) got the lowdown on what it’s like in the camps of England and the Netherlands. So, what did he find out?



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Barcelona’s Memphis Depay is the best Dutch dancer, with Jesse Lingard and Jadon Sancho having the moves for the Three Lions.


Nathan Ake’s most important player in Dutch history is the legendary Johan Cruyff, whilst John Stones picked former Manchester United marksman, Wayne Rooney, as his international idol.

Strong Starts

Meanwhile, we had Kyle Walker decked out in the home shirt (@kylewalker115) at the Khalifa International Stadium keeping tabs on what was happening in England’s opening fixture.


It was an emphatic display from Gareth Southgate’s men. Illustrating England’s attacking prowess and forward options, there were SIX goals with FIVE different scorers. Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka was the man to get the brace.


IBF World Super Featherweight champion, Joe Cordina (@JoeCordina_91), was at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Wales home shirt to see a fighting comeback any boxer would be proud of.



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Wales found themselves trailing much of the match until talisman, Gareth Bale, showed nerves of steel to dispatch a penalty to earn a point against the USA.


The two home nations put in performances that give them every reason to be hopeful of progressing from Group B.


Follow us on @JDFootball for more competitions, bags of content like our #JDLockerRoom series and loads more!

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