USA putting pressure on Iran early

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Christian Pulisic gets solid chance

Christian Pulisic had a good shot to put the Americans on the board early but the header on a cross was not strong enough to get past Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand.

The U.S. has already taken two shots in the first 13 minutes of the match. Pulisic’s was the only one on goal.

Iranian players sing national anthem after reported threat

Iranian players sang the national anthem before the start of their World Cup match against the U.S. The players were reportedly threatened if they didn’t participate.

The Iranian team stayed silent in their first match in support of protests back home.

Iran brings the pressure

Iran had a solid chance in the box in the 5th minute but were unable to get a decent shot off. Matt Turner would eventually pick up the ball and get it away from the Iranian attackers.

A lot of offense coming early from both teams.

Christian Pulisic’s good run

Christian Pulisic and the United States are attacking early. Pulisic got near the Iranian box with first minute and a half into the match but wasn’t able to get a shot off.

Expect both teams to attack the net in this do-or-die.


Developing Story

US team sings the national anthem

Iran and the United States both listened to their national anthems ahead of their pivotal World Cup match on Tuesday.

The match is set to kickoff at 2 p.m. ET on FOX.

Iran’s starting XI revealed

Iran gets ready to take on the U.S. in hopes of making it to the knockout stage for the first time.

Their starters have been revealed before kickoff.

The match begins at 2 p.m. ET on FOX.

Group B’s knockout round scenarios

The U.S. and Iran are the main draw for Tuesday afternoon as a win for either squad will lift them to the knockout stage of the 2022 World Cup.

But what about England and Wales? Read above for the scenarios each squad is facing heading into their matches today.

U.S. and Iran can be seen on FOX starting at 2 p.m. ET.

Developing Story

US team takes the field

The United States team has arrived onto the field at Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar.

US starting XI revealed

It’s the youngest starting lineup in Qatar so far.

Clay Travis previews USA vs. Iran

The USA takes on Iran at 2 p.m. ET on FOX.

1 lingering question for the US

Gio Reyna was supposed to be the bright, young star to give the U.S. the boost it needed to make some waves in the World Cup
. However, he’s been playing sparingly.

Reyna didn’t play in the 1-1 draw against Wales and came on as a sub against England in the 83rd minute of their 0-0 draw. He has 15 caps, four goals and one assist since his first call-up in 2020.

Questions about his playing time continue to linger.

Click here to read more about the one lingering question for the U.S. team

Take it from Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan’s heroics in the 2010 World Cup
when he put the U.S. up 2-1 against Algeria in a stoppage-time goal that pushed the Americans to the knockout round.

It’s clear Donovan knows a little bit about becoming a World Cup hero and now he has some advice for those taking the pitch against Iran on Tuesday.

Click here to read Donovan’s step-by-step guide.

Berhalter, Adams navigate through awkward press conference

United States soccer coach Gregg Berhalter and team captain Tyler Adams faced an unusual string of questions from reporters ahead of their match against Iran.

Adams was asked about discrimination against Black people in the U.S. and was swiped for pronouncing Iran as “Eye-ran” instead of “E-ran.”

Berhalter faced questions about U.S. immigration and naval policy.Berhalter also apologized for social media posts that depicted the Iranian flag without the Islamic Republic emblem. Iran called on FIFA to kick the U.S. out of the World Cup over it. The posts were meant to support protesters in Iran.

“We had no idea about what U.S. Soccer put out,” Berhalter said. “All we can do on our behalf is apologize on behalf of the players and the staff.”

Click here to read more about Berhalter and Adams’ press conference.

United States gets set to play Iran

The United States will take on Iran in a pivotal World Cup match that will decide who gets to move on from Group B to the knockout stage of the tournament.

The U.S. is coming off ties with Wales and England while Iran lost to England and beat Wales. A loss or draw for the United States will sent them home and help Iran move onto the next round.

Click here to read everything you need to know about the World Cup match.

Source: Fox News


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