The United States had countless chances in the first half and eventually managed to use one of them. In the 38th minute, it was the star Christian Pulisic who hit a cross from former Ajax player Serginho Dest.
As the first half began, it looked like the USA had made it 2-0, but Timothy Weah’s goal was disallowed as it could hardly have been offside. Iran tried several times in the second half and had chances too, especially in the last stage, but the Americans held their chances in the end.
A draw was enough for Iran to advance to the next round. The Netherlands will play the eighth final match against the United States on Saturday at 4 pm.
In the run-up to Iran and the United States, it was mainly about the difficult relations between the two countries. It gave an extra cost to a match that was already of great importance due to the position in the group.
The Americans again impressed with their energetic game. The disappointment was Pulisic’s failure. He was injured on goal and did not return to the field.
In the other group match, England managed to beat neighboring Wales and thus secure a group victory. The English play the eighth final against Sinagal on Sunday.
The English dominated the first half, but failed to take advantage of many chances. It was Marcus Rashford’s best chance. After a pass from Harry Kane, the striker faced Danny Ward, the opposition goalkeeper.
Free kick goal
Shortly after the break it was a blow for Rashford. And he scored with great conviction from a free kick in the 50th minute. Barely a minute later it was 2-0: Phil Foden ran in from close range after Harry Kane’s cross.
It also became 3-0. Rashford made his second post-single evening.
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