In the first date of Group B of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the United States (USA) and Wales drew 1-1 at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, marking the tournament’s first draw.
England beat Iran at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
In the first few minutes, the European team tried to keep possession and unsuccessfully approached the US goal, but as the minutes went by Gregg Berhalter’s lead adjusted their actions and began to get dangerously close to the Los Dragones goal . .
In the 36th minute, Christian Pulisic played a perfect pass between the lines that activated Tim Weah that propelled the Americans to victory.
In the closing minutes of the first half, USA lost options to Pulisic, who couldn’t beat Wayne Hennessey, but Wales almost equalized with a Ben Davies shot from a corner kick.
In the second half, Robert Page’s cast moved chips from a 1-0 deficit and Kieffer Moore entered the field to bolster the attack, which has been struggling behind United States team USA on more than one occasion, even in the minute 64 was under threat from Ben Davies, who almost caught goalkeeper Matt Turner by surprise and had to go to extremes to save his team.
In the 80th minute, centre-back Walker Zimmerman put a hard bet on Gareth Bale and referee Abdulrahman Al-Jassim awarded Wales a penalty. It was Bale who fired a powerful shot from half-height to the left of goalkeeper Turner to seal the tie in the Europeans’ favour.
The result sees England lead Group B with three points, followed by the USA and Wales with one unit and bottom with Iran with zero points.
The USA take on England next, while Wales take on Iran on Friday.