Iran was beaten 1-0 by the USA in the World Cup last 16 as the USA produced an assured performance. After drawing against Wales and England, Gregg Berhalter put his side in full control of their destiny. The only thing they needed was three points to move them further along in their quest for a place in the final – which they duly got at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
In spite of the fact that Christian Pulisic was injured in the course of the game and was taken off before the second half could begin, the USMNT won a deserved match against Australia thanks to Pulisic’s goal just before halftime. In the next round, the USA will face the Netherlands, which means it is likely they will face a tough opponent. The Iranian team failed to produce anything of note in the attacking third of the pitch on the night, and so they are out.
In Saturday’s knockout match, the U.S. faces the Netherlands on the road to the World Cup final. It was a panicky ending after Christian Pulisic was injured and netted the game’s only goal. Iran finally found its footing on the attack late in the game after dominating play for most of the game. There was no penalty call in the final moments, which enraged the Iranians.
It was impossible for the Americans to wait any longer for the final whistle. The United States has won one of the most important World Cup games in a long time after one of the most politically charged games in recent history. The team is in the knockout stages after missing the tournament entirely for four years.
Christian Pulisic’s goal sends the United States men’s national team into the last 16 at the World Cup 2022
U.S. fans endured tense and nervy moments during the 1-0 victory over Iran in a must-win match at the 2022 World Cup to advance to the knockout stage. Pulisic scored a beautiful goal in the 38th minute to give the USMNT a chance to advance. Pulisic injured himself during the game. Taking a knee from Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand to the gut, the U.S. star delivered the moment the country needed to advance.
In the second half, Pulisic was replaced, and as the clock ticked off, Iran threw numbers toward the American goal. There were nine extra minutes at the end of regulation time, but Iran could not score their goal.
On Saturday, the U.S. will face Group A winners Netherlands in the Round of 16. It was the minimum goal for the USA to advance past the group stage, and with this gutsy win, they’ve met it. In three group-stage matches, the United States scored just two goals, but on defense, the team was sensational, conceding just one goal and none from open play.
During the 2022 World Cup, Sporting News monitored USA vs. Iran live scoring updates and highlights. Check out the results below for the complete Group B match.
USA vs Iran Final Score
|Team||1 Half||2 Half||Final Result|
USA — Christian Pulisic (38 mins)
List of Confirmed Line-ups:
Starting Line-up for USA (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Turner (GK) — 2. Dest (Moore, 82′), 20. Carter-Vickers, 13. Ream, 5. Robinson — 8. McKennie, 4. Adams, 6. Musah — 21. Weah (Zimmerman, 82′), 24. Sargent (Wright, 77′), 10. Pulisic (Aaronson, 46′).
Starting Line-up for Iran (4-4-2, right to left): 1. Beiranvand (GK) — 23. Rezaeian, 19. Hosseini, 8. Pouraliganji, 5. Mohammadi (Karimi, 45′) — 17. Gholizadeh, 21. Nourollahi (Torabi, 71′), 6. Ezatolahi, 3. Safi (Jalali, 71′) — 20. Azmoun (Ghoddos, 46′), 9. Taremi.
FINAL Result Of Group B standings, scores
World Cup 2022 highlights: USA vs Iran
The game ends in total mayhem as Iran calls for a penalty, but the referee doesn’t award it and instead blows the final whistle. It’s knockout time for the United States! Iran, on the other hand, is eliminated. As he scores the winner, Christian Pulisic injures himself, making it a tournament-defining moment. They pulled out a 1-0 victory against all odds by hanging on by the hairs on their chinny chin. The goal snaps the World Cup winless streak for this team, ending a five-match losing streak, and is the biggest moment of Pulisic’s career.
The United States advanced to the World Cup knockout stage with a 1-0 victory over Iran on Tuesday thanks to Christian Pulisic’s late goal. United States finished Group B play in second place with five points after this do-or-die victory at Al Thumama Stadium in Al Khor. Currently, the Americans are in the round of 16 of the tournament, and their next match is scheduled for 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday at Khalifa International Stadium. Achieving the round of 16 was an important milestone for the U.S. program, even though they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.