The FIFA World Cup 2022 continues with United States vs. Wales we wrap up group stage action on Monday, and we’ve got every must-see moment covered from start to finish!
elsewhere, England opened the list on Monday with dominance 6-2 win done Iran to take three points in Group B, followed by the Netherlands who beat Senegal 2-0 to take three points in Group A.
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USA v Wales
In it to conquer it
Coach Gregg Berhalter’s team, led by the captain Tyler Adams, is young and hungry for victory. The USA is tied with Ecuador for the second youngest team at this World Cup with an average age of 24, behind only Ghana (23.5).
The especially young team has five offensive linemen who are 22 or younger. what’s more, Yunus Musah (19) made history as the first teenager to start a World Cup game for the USMNT.
The USMNT, on a revenge tour after failing to qualify for the 2018 competition for the first time since 1986, were greeted by a lively crowd at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium ahead of all the action.
The last appearance at the World Cup for the USA was in 2014, when they reached the round of 16. The USMNT’s best World Cup finish came in the inaugural game in 1930, finishing third in a 13-team field.
National anthem of the United States at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Watch the national anthem ahead of the USA-Wales match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
To the races
Kristijan Pulisic took the free kick with his first touch of the game after a foul on Wales defender Joe Rodon, bringing the USA fans to their feet. The USMNT was this close to lead right out of the gate.
Calamity struck when the US Sergiño Dest and Weston McKennie received back-to-back yellow cards at the opening 11 and 13 minutes.
On the hunt
Things remained scoreless on the half-hour mark, but not for lack of effort on both sides.
The Americans are back!
Pulisic won another free kick after being fouled by Wales defender Chris Mepham, who did not draw a yellow card, much to the dismay of the USA fans.
Karma was on the Americans’ side, though, as 22-year-old winger Tim Weah quickly put one back in the 36th minute to give the USA their first World Cup goal in eight years.
USA take a 1-0 lead over Wales with Tim Wea’s goal
The USMNT took a 1-0 lead against Wales after Tim Weah scored in the 36th minute.
A family affair
Weah, whose father, George Weah, was the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, is the 23rd man to score for the USA at the World Cup and the first goalscorer against Wales at the World Cup from 17-year-old Pele in 1958.
Adding insult to injury
Star of Wales Gareth Balefinally getting his long-awaited shot on the World Cup stage, was booked in the 40th minute, while Mepham picked up a second yellow for Wales ahead of the break.
The second half is underway
USMNT center back Tim Ream he picked up the first yellow card in the second half in the 51st minute, but the Americans came back when the goalkeeper Matt Turner denied Wales in a big way in the 64th minute.
Matt Turner makes an incredible defense for the USA
Matt Turner heads Wales to give USA a 1-0 lead.
Bale redeemed himself by equalizing the score from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute.
It was Bale’s 41st goal for Wales and his first at the World Cup, as he became Wales’ first World Cup goalscorer since 1958.
Gareth Bale of Wales scores against USA
Wales Gareth Bale scores a goal against USA in the 80th minute.
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