The group stages have come to an end for England and Wales, with the Three Lions advancing to the last 16 and The Dragons unfortunately heading home.
A 3-0 victory for Gareth Southgate and England, thanks to a brace from Marcus Rashford and a fine finish from Phil Foden, sent them through to the knockouts.
For Wales, the defeat means a plane home. After reaching their first World Cup since 1958, a phenomenal achievement in itself, the Welsh team leave Qatar with their heads held high.
Need a recap? We’ve got you! Here’s what went down both on-and-off the pitch for the big Home Nations clash on Tuesday.
England 3-0 Wales
Victory for the Three Lions secured their place at the top of Group B and a meeting with Senegal in the Round of 16 on Sunday.
Defeat for Wales meant they would be sadly heading home. A draw with the USA and a loss to Iran left them with a mountain to climb to secure a knockout spot. In the end, it just wasn’t to be.
England’s stale draw with the USA last Friday drew plenty of criticism and Southgate’s men were expected to respond. The manager made a host of changes to the 11 that had started the last two games. Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden were brought in, as was Jordan Henderson in midfield and Kyle Walker at right back.
Wales’ star Gareth Bale was withdrawn at half-time for a minor injury, while Aaron Ramsey was unable to impose himself on a game that was dominated by England throughout.
The first half was pretty uneventful, the only real chance coming when Marcus Rashford was played through one-on-one by Harry Kane, but the Manchester United forward was unable to finish past Danny Ward.
England were in control of the game but not creating many chances.
In the second half, they ramped up the pressure and eventually took the lead when Rashford fired in a spectacular free-kick from long range.
Another Manchester lad doubled England’s lead just moments later. Kane squaring the ball across the box for Phil Foden to tuck away a neat finish at the far post.
Wales were visibly dejected at this point with their tournament almost over, and their exit was all but confirmed when Rashford scored his second and England’s third. A brilliant run, then a chop inside and a fine finish between the legs of the goalkeeper.
Cheering on from the stands was Kyle Walker (@kylewalker115) representing England, and he was on hand to grab a cracking vid of THAT Rashford free-kick 👇.
Joe Cordina (@joecordina_91) and Katie Owen (@katieowen) were out there backin’ the Welsh boys.
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Showin’ Support At TOCA Social
As it has been throughout tournament so far, our JD Fan Zone at TOCA Social in London was poppin’ off for the big game last night!
Hosted by Kyran (@kyrannijjar) and packed out with guests and influencers, the vibes were good as England put in an impressive display to top the group! Kyran was reppin’ a Black Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie for a stealthy look.
Our guy Savage Dan (@savagedan10) showed up in the Alligator Green and Medium Olive Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie, paired up with the matching joggers for an ultra-clean combo.
JD gal Abbi Summers (@abbisummers) was showin’ her support in the England Home Shirt, as was Kaljit Atwal (@kaljitatwal), who paired her shirt with some Nike Phoenix Wide Leg Joggers for a chilled, laidback vibe.
JD Football x 433
Our partnership with 433 continues and this time, we sat down with Wales and Leeds United winger Dan James.
Chatting all things football, family and his pride when pulling on the Wales strip, Dan opens up to our man PK Humble (@pk_humble) about Wales heading to a World Cup for the first time in 64 years.
Get the inside scoop from Dan himself and check out the episode below 👇.
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Keep it locked into @JDFootball over on the socials for loads more as the competition in Qatar rolls on.
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