14 November, Kathmandu. With Christian Pulisic’s solely purpose, the United States received a decisive victory over Iran and entered the knockout stage of the World Cup.
The United States, runners-up from Group B, will face Group A winners the Netherlands within the final 16.
In the thirty eighth minute of the sport, defender Sergino Dest used a header to attain from the purpose line. In this course of, he needed to be handled on the sphere for a very long time when he acquired into contact with Iran’s goalkeeper Alireza Beranband. He was substituted after the primary half.
It was a match the place each groups had a chance to enter the knockout stage. A draw was sufficient for Iran to succeed in the final 16. However, they may solely assault the US submit as soon as all through the sport.
Despite bettering within the second half, Iran couldn’t rating. Iran had the most effective probability in damage time of the sport. Murtaza Pouraliganji’s free-kick went vast of the submit.
In the tip, USA upset Iran and reached the knockout stage of the World Cup. The USA has reached the knockout stage for the third time within the fourth World Cup.
Iran, which has performed the World Cup for the sixth time since 1978, has not been in a position to rise from the primary stage. This time was the best and largest alternative for them. Because despite the fact that Iran misplaced to England within the group stage match, they defeated Wales by 2 objectives. The draw within the final match was sufficient for them.