The United States (US) has progressed to the round of 16 as Wales missed out in the Group B at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Eko Hot Blog reports that the US men’s national team beat Iran 1-0 on Tuesday night to book a place in the knockout stages.
The Americans came into the game needing to win all three points after a 1-1 draw against Wales and 0-0 draw against England earlier in the group stage.
They took care of business by getting the better of the Iranians who failed to test the US goal until the latter stages of the match.
Christian Pulisic’s 38th minute strike was enough for the Americans to survive to fight another day at the World Cup.
The US will face the Netherlands on Saturday in a knockout match.
In a related development, England beat Wales 3-0 to win Group B and set up a Round of 16 clash with Senegal.
The Three Lions dominated the ball in the first half, with the Welsh side sitting deep and looking to counter when they could.
Gareth Southgate’s men only really started to really test the Welsh defence towards the end of the first half.
England flew out of the blocks in the second half and within six minutes of the second half they found themselves 2-0 up. Marcus Rashford put his country 1-0 up with a thumping free-kick and just one minute later, Phil Foden made it two, firing home first time from a great Harry Kane cross.
Rashford made it 3-0 on the 68th minute, cutting inside superbly on the right-hand side before lashing home an effort through Danny Ward’s legs. The Manchester United man then had a chance not long after to get his hat-trick but was denied by a fine save from Ward.
England will face the Senegalese, who beat Ecuador to reach the Last-16, on Sunday.
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