It will be a hard act to follow for both the USMNT and Wales... Recap England's win over Iran right here on The AthleticAnthony Hay·EPL Staff EditorNovember 21, 2022 at 10:19 AM ESTWhat about a prediction? All of our predictions for the 2022 World Cup are powered by Nielsen’s Gracenote, who have used a proprietary football ranking system to estimate the chances of different results for every possible match through extensive simulations, to assess the chances for each team to reach different stages of the tournament. That said, Gracenote has predicted that the United States will win this game.
Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling scored within 11 minutes of each other to give Gareth Southgate's side a comfortable lead in Qatar. Here's a reminder of the remaining Group B fixtures after today's games:Friday, November 25Wales vs IranEngland vs USATuesday, November 29Iran vs USAWales vs EnglandAnthony Hay·EPL Staff EditorNovember 21, 2022 at 9:02 AM ESTHello and welcome! Gregg Berhalter and his boys from across the United States are ready and fired up for the start of the World Cup. which begins today when they take on Wales. It will not be an easy task for the USMNT, who are facing one of the most dangerous forwards at the competition in Gareth Bale. Bale, who has moved to Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer, is representing Wales at their first World Cup for a generation and will be desperate to shine for his nation. But he will come up against the likes of Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson, who will be keen to get the USMNT's campaign off to a good start.
USMNT vs Wales live updatesWorld Cup, Group Stage - Group B - Matchweek 1Jeff RueterNovember 21, 2022 at 10:25 AM ESTNovember 21, 2022 at 10:25 AM ESTFull-time result: England 6-2 IranGroup B has started with a bang with England defeating Iran 6-2 in Qatar. England led 3-0 at half-time thanks to goals by Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling. The Three Lions scored another three in the second half with Saka adding a second before substitutes Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish got in on the act.
All eyes will be on Gareth Bale once again, as the former Real Madrid star will be the leading light for the Welsh following his heroics in the playoffs - scoring twice against Austria in the semi-final, and claiming the assist for Andriy Yarmolenko's own goal in the final. Wales made it through the group stage at their two recent major tournament appearances at Euro 2016 and 2020, and Bale will want to ensure they do so again, considering this could be his swansong in the colours of his nation. USA form (all competitions): Wales form (all competitions): Team News Zack Steffen was expected to wear the gloves for the United States in Qatar, but an uninspiring season with Manchester City, which saw him replaced by Stefan Ortega as backup, has led to him losing his place in the squad altogether.
Matt Turner and Ethan Horvath are the two men set to battle it out to start in goal, and Arsenal man Turner played in both September friendlies so may have the upper hand. Weston McKennie has not featured for Juventus since October, but he should be fit in time to feature from the start in midfield here. The main strength for the US comes in the attacking third, with many options available to Berhalter, meaning one or two may be unfortunate to miss out, as Timothy Weah, Gio Reyna and Jesus Ferreira are all staking a claim to start in attack alongside Christian Pulisic.
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This could be a decider for which of these two teams advances to the next round of the competition. It's definitely worth tuning in and paying attention to The Athletic's live blog. Amitai Winehouse·Managing Editor, NewsNovember 21, 2022 at 9:28 AM ESTWhat's the latest team news? The USMNT’s strength in depth defensively will be put to the test in Qatar as both Chris Richards and Miles Robinson have been forced to miss the World Cup with injuries. That will only increase the pressure on the likes of Christian Pulisic, Giovanni Reyna and Brenden Aaronson to sustain a decent attacking output as they are the standout members of Gregg Berhalter’s squad. Sergino Dest and Weston McKennie should be involved for this one.
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