(Photo: AFP).The United States and Wales in a game of movement and changing star, after which deservedly won 1-1 in the debut of both teams in B of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The match took place at the hmad bin Ali stadium, in the city of Rayán, and was moderated by the Qatari referee Abdulrahman Al Jassim.
Timothy Weah put the United States ahead in the first stage, after a good team move; Gareth Bale equalized for Wales from a penalty kick in the last half.
The United States and Wales were given an entertaining game by two effusive supporters, especially the flight supporters of the British team, in large numbers and with good intentions.
The Americans took possession, by great physical force and great pressure in the field of Wales. But that offensive moment came too quickly at the start and after 12 minutes he already had two players booked for strong fouls by Sergino Dest and Weston McKennie.
Wales at that time could not find solutions, they only managed to defend themselves and have two unequal weapons: Gareth Bale and Aaron Rampey, disconnected and without the ball reaching to generate football.
The United States gradually calmed down and added a good game deeper, so that the domination was almost absolute, led by the genius of Christian Pulisic.
It was clear to filter the ball between the Welsh backs and Timothy Weah, who beat the back of Necon Williams and went in with an oblique shot that was determined before the departure of Wayne Hennessey, who could not open the scoring, 35 minutes had passed. .
A great initial set-up was seen at the far end by the United States, so they lost pace and Wales went in search of an equaliser. The introduction of Kieffer Moore for Daniel James gave him more control of the game and the Brits began to press for the insurance goal of Matt Turner.
From such a retreat, Gareth Bale, in the 36th minute, who, although not in the best physical shape, showed all his hierarchy and “found” a free kick in a large area by Tim Rea, who took it stupidly, as they correctly sanctioned the maximum penalty.
The shot was executed by Gareth Bale himself, who marked a well-deserved connection with an accurate shot at the mid-high post and far outstretched by Matt Turner.
In this way, Wales again scored a goal in the World Cup after 64 years, because not since Sweden in 1858 had they participated in the highest-scoring event, their only participation in the ecumenical event.
The United States, for its part, went without answers in the second half and left with a tool in the Trophy, in which they did not participate in Russia 2018.
This Tuesday morning, of the same group, England, the favorite to stay with the area and the rival of the United States next Friday in the second day, Iran 6-2.
On the same Friday, Wales and Iran will star in another match in another space on the same day.