For the first date of Group B of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the United States (USA) and Wales faced each other at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium with a 1-1 result, being the first tie of this tournament.
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In the first minutes, the European team tried to maintain possession of the ball and unsuccessfully approached the US gate, but as the minutes passed, those led by Gregg Berhalter matched their actions and began to get dangerously close to the goal of “Los Dragones”.
At minute 36, Christian Pulisic made a perfect pass between the lines that found Tim Weah enabled, who put the Americans to win.
In the dying minutes of the first half, the US lost options to Pulisic who couldn’t beat Wayne Hennessey, but Wales nearly leveled the score with a shot from Ben Davies after a corner kick.
In the second half, Robert Page’s cast, after trailing 1-0, moved the chips and Kieffer Moore entered the field to boost the attack, which got into trouble behind the US team on more than one occasion USA, who even at minute 64 was threatened by Ben Davies who almost surprised goalkeeper Matt Turner and had to go to extremes to save his team.
At minute 80, central defender Walker Zimmerman put his leg in hard against Gareth Bale and referee Abdulrahman Al-Jassim awarded a penalty in favor of Wales. It was Bale who, with a powerful shot at mid-height to the left side of goalkeeper Turner, sealed the tie in favor of the Europeans.
With this result, England is the leader of Group B with three points, followed by the USA and Wales with one unit and, in last position, Iran with zero points.
On the next date the USA will face England, while Wales will rival Iran on Friday.