O FIFA World Cup 2022 continued on Tuesday with Group B in the spotlight. The United States (1-2-0) beat Iran (1-0-2) by 1-0 at Al Thumama Stadium, in Doha. The USA will play the Netherlands in the Round of 16; Iran was eliminated as a result.
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Here are the best plays!
Iran vs United States
1′ – And let’s go!
The ball is rolling at Al Thumama Stadium.
2′ – Pulisic runs in defense of Iran
If there was any doubt that the United States would be aggressive in Monday night’s game, Christian Pulisic sent a message with his first action on the ball.
8′ – Musah tries to capitalize
Yunus Musah, who turned 20 on Tuesday, tried to score a World Cup for the US
10′ – Pulisic tests the goalkeeper
The young American put his head on the ball, but Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand had no trouble controlling it.
19′ – Ream under control
With Iran pressing, Tim Ream stepped up and got the ball out of a dangerous position.
27′ – Weah seizes the opportunity
Tim Weah had a great look in front of goal but didn’t wait for him to settle down. That might as well have been the Americans’ first.
32′ – Weah again!
The top scorer in the Americans’ group stage opener is pushing for his second of the tournament.
37′ – PULIS POINTS!
Captain America puts the USA ahead! It’s USA 1, Iran 0.
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Watch Christian Pulisic of the USA score a goal against Iran in the 38th minute of the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
38′ – Pulisic makes the comeback
Pulisic needed a minute to recover after colliding with Beiranvand.
45′ – Weah’s dismissed
Weah nearly scored a double, but the side referee called his goal offside.
Range: USA 1, Iran 0
The United States dominated possession in the first half, winning the battle for possession 61% to 39%. It also defeated Iran 9-0 in the first 45 minutes.
46′ – Pulisic replaces Aaronson
Pulisic finished the first half but was unable to continue in the second half. Aaronson will play left winger in his place.
47′ – Sergeant forces save
Josh Sargent opened the second half for the United States with a shot on target. The US clearly does not plan to play conservatively, even with the precious lead.
78′ – USA holding
Iran increased the pressure in the second half, but the US maintains a goal lead.
80′ – USA on the defensive
Gregg Berhalter replaced two defenders – Walker Zimmerman and Shaq Moore – in an effort to maintain the lead.
81′ – Iran almost draw
Matt Turner had to stand up to make that save.
90+9′ – USA PASSED
Go, go, USA!
The United States needs a win to advance to the knockout stages of the tournament – anything less would result in elimination. Meanwhile, Iran just need a draw and England to beat Wales to secure their place in the next round.
If the USA go through, their Group A opponent will come from one of their first two matches. Here’s who it could be.
Clint Dempsey wants to see it all on the pitch
Take it from a man who knows.
‘World Cup Now’ team feeling confident
So confident, in fact, that they are discussing potential opponents.
US is ‘locked in’
Happy birthday Musah!
Will it be special for the young American? He played a great game against England, just saying…
love for the captain
Let’s hear it for Captain Tyler Adams.
Sargent and Carter-Vickers replacing Wright and Zimmerman
Josh Sargent is back in Gregg Berhalter’s first XI after starting on the bench against England, and Cameron Carter-Vickers gets the opening nod over Walker Zimmerman, who started at halfback in the United States’ first two group matches.
The USMNT’s new rallying cry?
Through “I believe we will win” has long been the chant of American football fans, “It’s called football” gained popularity in the run-up to the Americans’ match against England and has remained relevant.
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the boys are ready
It’s almost that time.
An away game for the USA?
No Gio Reyna🇧🇷
Gio Reyna once again started on the bench for Gregg Berhalter’s team.
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