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World Cup highlights Netherlands outlasts Senegal; England routs Iran

Cody Gakpo and the Netherlands broke through late to beat Senegal in Group A. (Luca Bruno/AP)

The World Cup was in full swing Monday, with three games featuring high-profile squads making their debuts in Qatar. First, star-studded England, a contender to win its first world title since 1966, dominated Iran, 6-2, in a Group B game played against the backdrop of political unrest. Then the Netherlands, which is back on the world stage after failing to qualify in 2018, scored twice late to beat Senegal, 2-0, in an intriguing Group A matchup. Finally, the United States battled Wales to a 1-1 draw in Group B. (Click here for highlights from USMNT vs. Wales.)

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Teams representing seven European nations at the World Cup announced Monday that their captains won’t wear LGBTQ armbands in Qatar after FIFA said players sporting the bands would be disciplined.
Group B is expected to be one of the most competitive groups in the event, and it started to shake out Monday. England, the favorite to win the group, pummeled Iran, 6-2, to start the day. The United States and Wales played to a 1-1 draw in the day’s other Group B game (Find highlights here). In Group A, the Netherlands beat Senegal, 2-0.
The World Cup continues in Qatar through the final on Dec. 18. Find the full schedule and group standings here. Here is a list of the top players to watch during the event. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

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