The US team is returning to the competition after an eight-year absence, failing to qualify for the 2018 tournament hosted by Russia. That failure led to something of a reset in US football, with a group of young and technically gifted players entrusted to navigate a tricky CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) qualifying campaign, and the team arrives in Doha full of confidence. The team is led by Christian Pulisic, the most expensive North American football player in history.
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Gareth Bale’s short title-winning spell with LAFC in the US adds another unique element to the game. All eyes will be on the 33-year-old and whether he has been able to build up the relevant match fitness in the MLS to star for Wales at the World Cup. Christian Pulisic is in a similar situation for the USMNT given his lack of minutes for Chelsea this season. Putting his club frustrations behind him and performing for his country on the biggest stage could give the 2026 World Cup hosts the edge. This could be a decider for which of these two teams advances to the next round of the competition.
The 5’10” forward is the face of US football, and the team is built around his mercurial presence. For Wales, the wait for an appearance at a World Cup goes back to 1958. Led by Gareth Bale, the team qualified after finishing second in their group and defeating Ukraine in a playoff. When Bale is in form, he’s one of the fastest and most skilful footballers in the world. He currently plays his club football in the US, with the city of Los Angeles his latest stop in a stellar career featuring Champions League wins with Real Madrid, as well as 71 goals for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. If Gareth Bale can find form, Wales will be difficult to beat during the World Cup group stages in Qatar [Matthew Childs/Action Images/Reuters] But Wales are more than a one-man team.
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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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. Their breakdown is as follows:USA to win: 42 per cent. Wales to win: 30 per cent. Draw: 28 per cent. Amitai Winehouse·Managing Editor, NewsNovember 21, 2022 at 10:01 AM ESTWhy should I watch this one? In many ways, this may be seen as the most exciting game of the opening round of World Cup fixtures; two fairly evenly-matched teams with ambitions of reaching the knockouts with a couple of match-winners in their ranks.
USA v Wales: Captain America attempts to slay the dragonsA win in their first World Cup game is key to both teams’ chances of progressing beyond the group stage in Qatar. Who: USA v Wales, Group B| Where: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium When: Monday, November 21, 10pm (19:00 GMT) Head to head: USA won once (2-0), draw once Group B could be one of the toughest and tightest at the World Cup in Qatar, with all four teams featuring in FIFA’s top 20 highest-ranked teams. The USA v Wales game will kick off at the Ahmed Bin Ali stadium in Al Rayyan, just minutes after the final whistle in the first group game, between England and Iran.
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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. It will be a hard act to follow for both the USMNT and Wales...
As for Wales, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey carry most of the load when it comes to the hopes of the people of Wales. Meanwhile, fellow veteran Joe Allen is an injury doubt heading into the opener. Despite struggling to make a consistent impact in LAFC’s MLS Cup-winning campaign, Bale has still shown at international level that he is capable of the sublime. This World Cup provides the perfect opportunity for the youngsters in the squad, most notably Brennan Johnson, to prove that they can take over the mantle from Bale and Ramsey.
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