The selection of USA On Tuesday, he got a pass to the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar, where he will face Netherlandsafter beating this Tuesday to Iran (0-1), all in a match in which the ‘stars and stripes’ team had a solitary goal from Christian Pulisic to guarantee second place in Group B.
The North American team, who went to the third and final day with two points, knew how to take advantage of the excess of Persian euphoria; the Chelsea striker, after half an hour, put those from Gregg Berhalter before leaving the field injured. the box Carlos Queiroz tried to neutralize the goal and even asked for a penalty on Taremi on discount, but finally had to say goodbye to Qatar.
The tension of the previous days, in which the removal of the shield of the Islamic Republic from the Iranian flag by US Soccer unleashed the anger of the Asian country, which even called for the expulsion of the North American team from the World Cup, He took the field in the most political party of the appointment.
Faced with the clear Persian superiority in the stands, the Americans dominated on the pitch oblivious to the deafening noise of the Al Thumama Stadium, which saw how Gregg Berhalter’s men approached the Iranian area although they had not finished their plays successfully.
The ‘yankee’ insistence found a reward in a great soccer ball weston mckennie to the uncheck of the ex-Barcelonista Sergiño Destwho assisted Christian Pulisic so that he sent the ball into the back of the net while colliding with the goalkeeper Ali Beiranvandwho also suffered a chilling blow in the duel against England and returned to the goal this Tuesday (min.39).
The Chelsea striker, visibly injured, held out alone until the end of the first half, closed with a goal from Tim Weah that the Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz annulled for a millimeter previous offside. United States, at rest, the pass was momentarily secured.
Saman Ghoddos, who entered the field of play after the restart, showed the Iranian intentions, to which heIt was worth a draw to go to the round of 16 -England was already beating Wales in the other Group B match-, with a header in minute 52 that wandered close to Matt Turner’s goal.
Carlos Queiroz’s men pressed, desperately hanging balls into the area in the long final discount, but the combined ‘stars and stripes’ resistedlimiting themselves to waiting for a counterattack to close the contest that was finally not necessary.