Qatar 2022: What happens if England beat Senegal in the round of 16?

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England and Senegal clash in a thrilling match of the Round of 16 in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Read here to find out what will happen if the Three Lions get a historic win at Al Bayt Stadium.

England is one of football’s powerhouses, but they have almost no trophies to show for it. The famous Three Lions won the World Cup at home in 1966 and that was it. Moreover, they did not even reach the finals again. Their best appearances were semi-finals in Russia 2018 and Italy 1990.

UEFA Euro history for England is even worse. 10 appearances and 0 titles. Yet the performance in 2021 to reach the final on home soil is what makes this team one of the favorites for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as their roster is star-studded with the likes of Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish.

In the Qatar 2022 group stage, England cruised against Iran (6-2), drew with the United States (0-0) and beat Wales (3-0). Gareth Southgate’s team thus secured a ticket to the round of 16 in first place. Now the next challenge is Senegal and the implications of a win would be huge.

What happens if England beat Senegal in the Round of 16?

If England beat Senegal in the Round of 16, the Three Lions would get a ticket to the quarterfinals for a second consecutive World Cup. Furthermore, they will be a Top-8 team in four of the last six editions: Japan-Korea 2002, Germany 2006, Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022.

A win for England would also set up a blockbuster clash in the quarterfinals against France. That match is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 at Al Bayt Stadium. It would be a matchup featuring a finalist from last year’s UEFA Euro (England) and the reigning World Champions (France).

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