In Group B, the USA face Iran for a chance to advance to the knockout round. The winner will win.The United States must win at all costs to reach the knockout stage for the first time since 2014, while Iran can do so with a win or a draw.
There has been a buildup of tension leading up to the group stage finale, with sociopolitical and geopolitical issues emerging.A bizarre press conference on the day of the match, a statement by former USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann that angered Iran’s coach, and an incident in which the US team altered the Iranian flag in support of the protests in Iran all occurred.In the World Cup of 1998, these two teams met in the group stage’s final match.Despite Iran’s 2-1 victory, neither team advanced to the knockout stages.
Iran suffered a humiliating 6-2 defeat to the Three Lions, only to rebound and defeat Wales 2-0 to give it the advantage in the race for the second knockout berth in the group. The Americans are unbeaten so far, with draws against Wales and England.
None envisioned lineups:
USA (from left to right):1-Turner, who serves as the goalkeeper; 2-Dest; 3-Zimmerman; 13-Ream; 5-Robinson; 8-McKennie; 4-Adams; 6-Musah; 21-Weah; 9-Ferreira; 10-Pulisic.
Iran (from left to right):1-Hosseini (GK) versus 23-Rezaeian, 19-Hosseini, 8-Pouraliganji, 5-Mohammadi versus 17-Gholizadeh versus 21-Nourollahi versus 6-Ezatolahi versus 3-Safi versus 20-Azmoun versus 9-Taremi
MORE:FuboTV (U.S.-only free trial) lets you watch every World Cup match live, including Group B standings and scores for Team PTS GP W L D GF GA GD 1.England won 4 2 1 0 1 6 2 +4 2. Iran 3 2 1 1 0 4 6 -2
3. USA 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 0
4.Wales 1 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 LIVE SCORING:USA vs. Iran live updates, highlights from the 2022 World Cup two hours and 42 minutes before kickoff: England 0, Wales 0, (kickoff 2pm ET/7pm GMT)What Gregg Berhalter wants his players to play for today was made abundantly clear to them.He focused more on his personal legacy because playing for your country is obviously a given.This match is an extremely important occasion for any player’s profession, and players will need to recount the tale of this match in a positive way a long time from now.