Leicester City stars’ final World Cup Group Stage fixtures previewed

James Maddison of England and Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
James Maddison of England and Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /
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James Maddison of England and Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

Leicester City’s World Cup stars will be entering into their final group stage matches to determine which teams make it through. Here is our preview/guide.

The King Power club has a few notables performing at the FIFA World Cup 2022, entering into the final group stage fixtures over the next few days. Of course, not all of them shall be playing, but let us have a look at what is at stake for our international Foxes and when to watch them.

Final matches previewed

Groups A and B finish 29/11/22 with qualification being handed to the top two in each group. Group A includes: The Netherlands, Qatar, Ecuador, and Senegal. Group B includes: England, USA, Wales, and Iran.

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Fan-favourite and possible want-away Papy Mendy is part of the African Cup of Nation’s winners Senegal as they look to obtain qualification. Mendy has played in all their matches, and we have also seen Foxes-linked Boulaye Dia performing upfront.

The African side play Ecuador 29/11/22 at 15:00 GMT. A draw or loss means qualification for the South American team, whereas a win for Senegal would mean they go through instead. This group is likely to end with Netherlands at the top and hopefully Senegal second.

In Group B, England take on Wales 29/11/22 at 19:00 GMT. James Maddison is registered for England, although his fitness is questionable and Mason Mount remains favourited by Gareth Southgate. Meanwhile, Danny Ward has played second fiddle to Wayne Hennessey despite his recent stellar form.

A win for England confirms top place qualification and no show for Wales. A draw would give either Iran or USA the opportunity to go above England, though not both. A loss gives Wales the opportunity to qualify via either the other two winning. That would also mean England not progressing. If the other two draw, both Wales and England could qualify if Wales win.

The next Leicester players to feature will be the Belgians. They face Croatia 01/12/22 at 15:00. Wout Faes, Youri Tielemans, and Timothy Castagne could feature, with the right-back and midfielder likely inclusions; Faes has been overlooked for older defenders thus far.

This fixture is critical to them. A win means they qualify for the knockout stages. A draw means they would need Morocco to lose by multiple goals. A loss means they do not progress. The European side have been subpar so will need to improve to have any chance.

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The last player to perform will be Daniel Amartey – a regular for Ghana – as well as former Leicester City player Kamal Sowah. Group H plays 02/12/22, with Ghana facing Uruguay at 15:00. A win confirms progression, a draw likely means progression, a loss means they would not progress. A positive result is hoped for. All games are available on fuboTV in both English and Spanish – here’s a link to a free trial for FS readers.