World Cup 2022: Wales and the United States play 1-1

Late luck thanks to penalty

Bale secures Wales’ first World Cup point in 64 years

Wales rises and falls with Gareth Bale. And that literally. The superstar has to go down first for the Welshman to get to the only goal. The match against the United States ends without a winner.

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Wales and the United States draw 1-1.

Ramona Bieri and Marco Maeder

The game

The Americans are the second youngest team in Qatar. And that’s exactly how they play. From the beginning we moved forward boldly and quickly. In the 10th minute they wasted a double chance, as first Wales goalkeeper Hennessey made a miraculous save on the line and then the post saved it. They do best just before the break. A tempo advance gives them the deserved advantage.

Until then, Wales is not dangerous. That changes after the change of sides. A jerk runs through the team, they become more active and more dangerous. Best example: The 65th minute, when the ball whistled twice just over the crossbar of the American goal. In the end though, it takes a penalty and Gareth Bale to avoid defeat.

The objectives

36. Minute, Timothy Weah, 1:0 Ultra fast and simple attack by the Americans. In the end, Pulisic plays the interface pass to Weah at the right time, who supplies the ball with a low shot on goal.

82. Minute, Gareth Bullet1:1 – The Welsh superstar takes responsibility and sets up the ball for the penalty. She confidently nails it into the mesh.

The best

Timothy Weah. The American striker spins, especially in the first half. Wonderful goal at 1:0. Involved in many of his team’s offensive moves.

Worst

Walker Zimmerman. The American defender violently brought down Bale shortly before the end. Referee Al-Jassim immediately signals the point. Zimmerman should have handled this better.

that was something to talk about

Wales last attended a World Cup 64 years ago. In 1958 he reached the quarterfinals (0-1 against Brazil). Will it work this time too? Expect!

Here is how to proceed

Group B will be played again on Friday. Then Wales meets Iran (11.00). The United States competes with England (8:00 p.m.).

USA – Wales 1:1 (1:0)

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al-Rayyan

43,418 viewers – SR Al Jassim (Qatar)

Feature: 36. Weah 1:0. 82. Bale (foul) 1:1.

lineups
USA:
Turner; Dest (74. Yedlin), Ream, Zimmerman, Robinson; McKennie (66. Aaronson), Adams, Musah (74. Acosta); Pulisic, Weah (88. Morris), Sargent (74. Wright).
Welsh: Hennessey; Mepham, Rodon, Ben Davies; Roberts, Ampadu (95. Morrell), Ramsey, Neco Williams (79. Johnson); Wilson (93. Thomas), Bale, James (46. Moore).

Observations: 10. Sargent’s header that hits the post.

Warnings: 11. Fate, 13. McKennie. 40. Bale, 45. Mepham. 51. Ream. 100. Acosta.

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al-Rayyan

43,418 viewers – SR Al Jassim (Qatar)

Feature: 36. Weah 1:0. 82. Bale (foul) 1:1.

lineups
USA:
Turner; Dest (74. Yedlin), Ream, Zimmerman, Robinson; McKennie (66. Aaronson), Adams, Musah (74. Acosta); Pulisic, Weah (88. Morris), Sargent (74. Wright).
Welsh: Hennessey; Mepham, Rodon, Ben Davies; Roberts, Ampadu (95. Morrell), Ramsey, Neco Williams (79. Johnson); Wilson (93. Thomas), Bale, James (46. Moore).

Observations: 10. Sargent’s header that hits the post.

Warnings: 11. Fate, 13. McKennie. 40. Bale, 45. Mepham. 51. Ream. 100. Acosta.

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