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Friday's Sport – England and Wales look for World Cup victories

Friday is day six of the World Cup finals and both England and Wales are in action in Group B, while there are also two Group A matches taking place.

As well as the football, there is also top-level rugby union and golf action to look forward to as the weekend looms in again. 

Bales looks to inspire Wales again

What: Wales v Iran – World Cup Group B

Where: Ar-Rayyan, Qatar

When: 10:00, 25th November

How to watch: BBC One

Odds: Wales 21/20, Draw 9/4, Iran 14/5

After fighting back to claim a point in their opener with the USA, Wales will be targeting a win in Friday's clash with Iran at the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium.

Gareth Bale was the star of the show again for Robert Page's side, smashing home a penalty to equalise and the former Real Madrid ace is likely to play a key role again.

Iran, who did beat Uruguay in a pre-tournament friendly, were soundly beaten by England in their opening game and look likely to be without their first-choice goalkeeper – Ali Beiranvand.

Kane ready for USA test

What: England v USA

Where: Al Khor, Qatar

When: 19:00, 25th November

How to watch: ITV 1

Odds: England 11/20, Draw 10/3, USA 9/2

A 6-2 win in their opening match has put England in a strong position to qualify from Group B, as they prepare to face the USA on Friday night.

Gareth Southgate has played down injury fears over Harry Kane, with the captain set to start up front against Gregg Berhalter's men.

The two nations played each other in the group stages of the 2010 World Cup, with that game ending in a 1-1 draw.

Senegal can end Qatar hopes

What: Qatar v Senegal

Where: Doha, Qatar

When: 13:00, 25th November

How to watch: BBC One

Odds: Qatar 5/1, Draw 11/4, Senegal 8/13

The hosts were outclassed by Ecuador in the opening game of the tournament and will need a much-improved display against Senegal to give themselves any chance of qualification.

Senegal were beaten by Netherlands after two late goals and are having to deal with the absence of their talisman, Sadio Mane.

There are 32 places separating the two sides in the world rankings, with Qatar 50th and Senegal currently 18th.

Unbeaten duo Netherlands and Ecuador clash

What: Netherlands v Ecuador

Where: Ar-Rayyan, Qatar

When: 16:00, 25th November

How to watch: ITV 1

Odds: Netherlands 8/11, Draw 13/5, Ecuador 17/4

Two teams that won their opening matches meet at the Khalifa International Stadium on Friday, as the Netherlands and Ecuador meet.

The European nation go into this clash unbeaten in their last 16 internationals, winning each of the last four matches.

Meanwhile, Ecuador are unbeaten in their last eight games and have not conceded in their last seven encounters.

Lawrence out to retain Joburg title

What: Joburg Open – DP World Tour

Where: Randpark Golf Course, Johannesburg

When: 24th to 27th November

How to watch: Sky Sports Golf

Odds: Christiann Bezuidenhout 6/1, Thriston Lawrence 6/1, Romain Langasque 17/2, Dan Bradbury 14/1, George Coetzee 25/1

Thriston Lawrence claimed Joburg Open success in 2021 and after an opening round 66 on Thursday, he's put himself in a strong position to retain the title.

Germany's Nick Bachem was amongst the early front runners in South Africa, after he carded a seven-under-par 64 on day one, though that was soon bettered by Englishman Dan Bradbury and his 63 which included two eagles and seven birdies for an eight-under par effort and the overnight lead.

Experienced South African Jaco Van Zyl (66) Frenchman Romain Langasque (65) also made strong starts to the co-sanctioned event.

Ulster out to continue United Championship form

What: Ulster v Zebre – United Rugby Championship

Where: Kingspan Stadium, Belfast

When: 19:35, 25th November

How to watch: BBC iPlayer / BBC Sport Website

Odds: Ulster 1/150, Zebre 18/1, Tie 50/1

Ulster are currently second in the United Rugby Championship standings going into Friday's latest encounter, when they entertain Zebre.

The hosts currently sit below leaders Leinster, having won five and lost just one of their opening six matches.

Meanwhile, the Italians will head to Belfast currently bottom of the table, having lost all seven of their games.

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