England will face African champions, Senegal in the last 16 after their 3-0 win over Wales in their last group game.
The ‘Three Lions’ finished first in Group B while the ‘Teranga Lions’ finished as runners-up up in Group A behind Netherlands to become the first African side to reach the last 16.
Gareth Southgate’s men on Monday evening secured a comfortable win over their rivals, Wales courtesy of Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford.
Meanwhile, Aliou Cisse’s Senegal also recovered from a opening defeat to the Netherlands to pick up successive wins, against Qatar and Ecuador, to ensure their spot in the knockout stages.
Details For Their Game:
England will face Africa Cup of nations winners Senegal in the Round of 16 at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor on Sunday, Dec. 4 — with kickoff at 22:00 local time in Qatar.
England vs Senegal history
England have never faced Senegal before in World Cup or non-competitive action.
England’s first meeting with an African side at a World Cup came in 1986, as they were held to a 0-0 group-stage draw by Morocco.
Italy 1990 saw England’s most iconic clash with an African nation when, having already beaten Egypt 1-0 in the group stages, Gary Lineker’s brace saw them edge out a 3-2 quarterfinal thriller against Cameroon.