FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: USA and England won their Group B matches against Iran and Wales, respectively, to advance to the Round of 16. Highlights from the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium and Al Thumama Stadium of IRN vs USA and WAL vs ENG.
England and the United States advanced to the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup after winning their final Group B match on Wednesday. Marcus Rashford scored a brace (50′, 68′) as England defeated Wales 3-0 at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.
Meanwhile, England’s Phil Foden scored in the 51st minute. In the other match, Christian Pulisic (38′) scored in the first half to help the United States beat Iran at Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar and advance to the knockout stages. If the United States and Iran draw, goal difference will be decisive in determining the qualification.
Team USA put forth a tremendous effort, but thanks to a 1-0 victory over Iran, the Stars and Stripes advance to the round of 16. For years, everyone involved with the USMNT has discussed how to transform the perspective of American soccer, about transforming a sleeping giant into the team that everyone believes it can be.
The giant isn’t even close to waking up. Soccer is still fighting for its right to be respected. However, by defeating Iran 1-0 in its final World Cup group stage game on Tuesday, the United States moved one step closer to becoming the powerhouse it aspires to be.
That’s a huge accomplishment after so many setbacks for team USA.
The USMNT scored the only goal they needed in the first half thanks to Christian Pulisic, who continues to be the biggest soccer star in the country. It came during an opening 45-minute period in which the United States, like England and Wales, took the game to Iran.
It was all about hanging on in the second half. Doing what it couldn’t do earlier in the tournament in a 1-1 tie with Wales. There were no fatal errors , no lapse in judgement this time. The defence was on the verge of collapsing, but as it turned out, this team has a survival instinct. USA and England are officially into round of 16 and await their opponents.
Iran vs USA Match Highlights
Wales vs England Match Highlights