The striker born in 1997 had a sublime day to help England beat Wales 3-0, thereby winning tickets to the round of 16 of the World Cup – Vn88cx shared the good news of the British team.
In the 50th minute, when the score was 0-0, Marcus Rashford knocked down the majority of Wales’ defense with a technical free-kick, not giving goalkeeper Danny Ward a chance to save.
Just 2 minutes later, Rashford continued to mark with a breakthrough from the left wing into the penalty area before finishing with his wrong foot, making it 2-0. For the first time in his career, Rashford scored twice for the national team.
According to Vn88.cx, Rashford also became the first MU player after 56 years to score 3 goals for England in a major tournament. The 25-year-old striker also rose to the top of the list of goalscorers at the 2022 World Cup, equal to Cody Gakpo, Kylian Mbappe and Enner Valencia.
72 minutes, fans almost witnessed the first hat-trick at the 2022 World Cup. Goalkeeper Danny Ward played excellently to stop Rashford’s shot from close range.
From the player labeled “criminal” of England at EURO 2020, Rashford has overcome criticism to find an impressive performance in the “Three Lions” shirt.
England have passed the group stage for the sixth time in the last seven World Cup appearances. With a quality squad, the defending European runner-up is expected to advance deeply at the world championship. This is the statistics of Vn88 sport newspaper.
After 64 years of waiting, Wales can enjoy the World Cup atmosphere again. However, the journey of Gareth Bale and his teammates soon ended right from the group stage. “Dragons” ranked at the bottom of Group B with 1 point.
Gareth Bale only featured 45 minutes before being substituted early in the second half in the match that decided Wales’ ticket to continue on Qatar soil. When asked about this important change, Coach Page quickly shared with Vn88 mobile: “Yes, he was in pain 5 minutes before the half-time break. Bale tries to play until the end of the half and see how it goes. Unfortunately, he hurt his hamstring and had to leave the field.”
After scoring the equalizer in the confrontation with the US team, the former Real Madrid star played badly in the remaining two matches. The attack led by Bale could not make a difference in the 0-2 loss to Iran. In the last round, Bale also soon left the field due to injury.
In 45 minutes of participation, Bale only had 7 touches of the ball. Welsh legend, Dean Saunders, commented on Vn88cx: “Bale is like playing football with a piano behind his back”, referring to Bale’s lazy movement and fear of disputes.
Former player Stuart Pearce humorously commented: “Wales withdrawing Bale could be the worst thing for England. Because when he is on the field, he can’t contribute anything to the attack.”
Responding to criticism, Bale shared with Vn88 after the game: “I will continue as long as I can and as long as I want. Now we will focus on qualifying for EURO 2024.”
Wales’ 2022 World Cup journey ended when they finished bottom of Group B with a draw, 2 losses. “It was a difficult tournament. We were disappointed to have to leave the tournament, but the first half performance against England showed that we always fight every time we play,” said Coach Page.
“My message is don’t be disappointed. Now we have to build for the future. We’ve reached the World Cup and it’s an unbelievable achievement for this team,” concluded the 48-year-old coach.
Vn88.cx said that after 64 years of waiting, Wales will be able to enjoy the World Cup atmosphere again. However, Bale and his teammates could not withstand a superior England team.
Before that, Wales had a win rate of 0% in the last 5 times against England. They lost all 5 matches with a total score of 1-9. Their defeat this morning was therefore not a surprise.