The United States claimed the famous 1998 World Cup peace game, which Iran won (1-2) and sealed its passage in the round of 16. Gregg Berhalter’s men suffered more than expected in the second half, as was the case against Wales, but Queiroz’s team overcame enough. Above all, they put more intensity into it than their rival and the top of Pulisic’s good story that ended with a team from Iran that was able to compete until the end, despite the unfavorable climate.World Cup Qatar 2022. Group B (Day 3): Summary and goal for Iran 0-1 United States
A duel, as expected, exciting, intense, back and forth, with two teams that once again provide an example of game mechanics, despite the fact that everything around them is upside down. They don’t even need that peace gesture, like in 98. It was enough to show them what they know how to do better, play football.
Pulisic, a shot of gloryGoal by Pulisic (0-1) in Iran 0-1 United States
The Chelsea player completed the best play from the United States until scoring. He went all in and, after finishing the goal, he collided with Iran goalkeeper Beiranvand and took the worst part. It was done under the goal, he played again for the remainder of the first half, but did not come out in the second. He was one of the most important and outstanding Croatian talent in a team with some more level players, but who bases a lot of his game on the body and on printing a lot of rhythm. In fact, the match goes back and forth.
They made it easy for Mateu Lahoz on the pitchTaremi was awarded a penalty by Mateu Lahoz in the 97th minute
We must applaud the players of both teams, especially Iran, since it is not easy to ignore everything that is happening at home with them in space. If there was any intention in the end, it was because of what was in doubt. The two teams dedicated themselves to playing and Mateu Lahoz delivered justice without problems. Much worse, of course, were Mourinho’s Madrid and Guardiola’s Barça. In this case there was nothing remarkable. No bad behavior, no similes, almost no dirty things, and those that were done without bad intentions in one way or the other.
Good vibes in the stands between two hobbiesGood vibes between fans from Iran and the United States before the game
The same can be said of Stat. Despite the serious diplomatic conflict that both nations have experienced for 50 years now, there was a football party on the field, with two fans devoted to their teams, and Iran was more famous. In general, in this first period there is no atmosphere like the one experienced in Al Thumama stadium. The field was full and the fans of Iran were set in decibels especially in the first half and the truth is that they were also a little grateful.
McKennie, golden leg
The best was his long pass to Dest in Pulisic’s goal. But not only himself. He has always given the United States a lot of clarity in the game, which sometimes does everything quickly, Iran does the exact opposite. In football there were also two opposing teams. He ran out of steam in the middle and was substituted in the 68th minute, before Tim Weah was relieved, but few were consumed.