USA was imposed by the slightest difference to Iran, meeting held this Tuesday at the To Thumama Stadium, result with which he finished in second place in the B Group and advanced to Round of 16 of the World Cup Qatar 2022, instance where the Netherlands will meet, first of Group A.
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The only goal of the match was the work of Christian Pulisic at minute 32; the front of the Chelsea He was badly beaten in the play of the goal and was substituted for the second half of the match.
With this result, United States added 5 points and classifies to the next round as escort of England, industry leader with 7 units; left behind Iran with 3 and Wales with 1, removed.
The American team took the initiative and in the first 10 minutes it prowled the Iranian area with the approaches through the center of Christian Pulisicas well as on the left side with Antonée Robinson.
US pressure forced the Iranian withdrawal and the party leaned to one side, although those led by Gregg Berhalter they lacked the quota of talent in the last line to pierce the frame defended by Alireza Beiranvand.
At minute 32, josh serget left a ball served to Timothy Weah, who hit him furiously, but put the ball in the last row of the stands in the To Thumama Stadium.
American patience paid off at minute 38, when a serve from weston mckennie was recentered with the head by Sergiño Dest upon arrival of Christian Pulisic, who pushed the ball into the net, but in the play the physique raffled and took a strong blow that left it diminished.
In the last play of the first half weston mckennie observed the movement of Timothy Weah and put a precious assist between the Iranian lines, the son of the mythical George Weahcurrent president of Liberiadefined crossed to second post before the departure of Beiranvand, but the goal did not go up to the electronic by a millimeter out of place, decreed by the Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz.
USA tore off the complementary part without pulisicwho did not recover from the blow in the goal action, and his place was taken by Brenden Aaronson.
Iran had an unbeatable opportunity to equalize the score at 65′, when the ball came round to Saman Ghoddos, but his shot from his right foot went wide of the frame defended by Matt Turner.
Those led by Carlos Queiroz they closed the match in the opposite field, after ceding the initiative to them, the North Americans, now without their most unbalanced men as Pulisic, McKennie, Dest or Weah, but they did not find the formula to do damage in the framework of Turner.
USA, second in Group B, will be measured at Netherlands, first of Group A, meeting of Round of 16, to be held on Saturday, December 3, at 9:00 a.m., Central Mexico time, at the International Khalifa Stadium.
Group B / Date 3
Iran 0-1 United States
Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
0-1 (32′).- Christian Pulisic
Majid Hosseini (Yellow, 77′)
(Ali Karimi, 45+3′)
(Mehdi Torabi, 71′)
(Abolfazl Jalali, 72′) (Yellow, 90+6′)
(Karim Ansarifard, 77′)
(Saman Ghoddos, 45′)
DT: Carlos Queiroz
(Shaq Moore, 82′)
Tyler Adams (Yellow, 43′)
(Kellyn Acosta, 65′)
(Haji Wright, 77′)
(Brenden Aaronson, 45′)
(Walker Zimmerman, 82′)
DT: Gregg Berhalter