Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE protection of the Iran vs USA Group B FIFA World Cup sport on the Al Thumama Stadium.
Weah makes a run which begins all the way in which again in his personal half and ends close to the ultimate third. A throw in for USA.
Adams tracks again to disclaim Iran an opportunity to make a penetration into the penalty space.
Taremi is making a run previous the USA defence line however is caught offside!
A second set piece for USA however they’re unable to make something of it.
Aaronson with some scientific toes will get previous Hossieni and tries to go it to Sargent. He can not beat the second defender although and he wins a nook.
Dest has an opportunity to enter the penalty space. He cuts to his left foot and tries to feed the ball to Sargent in entrance of him. The go is intercepted.
Ghoddos! That was shut. A ball is available in from the suitable flank and Dest is clueless about easy methods to cease the Iran ahead. He will get his header on it but it surely goes over.
England in command within the different Group B match
England have scored two fast targets by Rashford and Foden, and are in prime place to prime the group.
Chance for Sargent! He makes one other run in behind and will get an correct go. The shot is saved.
Second Half begins
The second half underway. Both groups make a change. Pulisic changed by Aaronson for USA. Iran herald Ghoddos instead of Azmoun.
Half Time: IRN 0-1 USA
USA has the momentum because the half comes to shut. Pulisic sprung his crew to life with a composed end from shut vary. That allowed USA to shift gears and persuade for a second purpose. Weah nearly delivered that however offside flag lower the enjoyment brief. Iran have been blunt in assault, and that’s understating what the crew has proven within the first half. As it stands, USA is thru to the Last 16 – the crew’s first knockout look since 2014.
Weah offside! He will get a go from McKennie and is ready to convert his run right into a shot previous Beiranvand. The assistant subsequently raises his flag for offside! Celebrations lower brief for the USA.
Pulisic will get a peep within the Iran penalty space however he’s crowded out and decides to play it again. The go again is lower in between by an Iran shirt.
USA win a free kick of their half for a foul on Carter-Vickens. They would need to preserve the ball within the closing minutes of the half.
McKennie with an extended ball from deep within the midfield for Robinson however the go is lower in between.
Iran’s Mohammadi is down injured down. The substitutes have been requested to heat up. Five minutes of added time.
Sargent and Weah develop a pleasant passing transfer however the transfer is halted within the Iran penalty space with a significant block. Had the go reached Sargent, he would have been by to attain.
Pulisic is again on the sector. That would encourage the crew and the followers.
Sargent will get the ball now within the penalty space however all he can handle is a flash throughout the face of the purpose.
38’ Iran 0-1 USA – Pulisic
A purpose the USA wanted, a purpose that USA will cherish! Dest is on the receiving finish of a purpose kick within the penalty space. He gently heads it sq. the place Pulisic collects it and heads it in. USA is forward. He went on and clattered into the Iran custodian and appears to be critically injured.
Pulisic! He places the celebs and stripes are within the lead! USA leads 1-0!
USA determine to take the nook brief however the execution was poor. They find yourself dropping the ball.
Dest crosses from the suitable however Mohammadi stands tall to ship it out for a nook.
Robinson finds area to enterprise down the left wing however the left again is thwarted by Iran’s Rezaeian.
Dest with a shot! He begins from the suitable touchline and fights his well past a number of Iran gamers. He shoots however falls over and the try is blocked.
Weah’s header saved! An opportunity for USA. Pulisic will get the ball outdoors the penalty space, he cuts in and shoots. The ball deflects off a defender and pops up. Weah will get underneath the ball and heads. Beiranvand saves because the shot lacked any energy.
Robinson advances within the last third and wins his crew a nook. The supply is once more poor from the set piece and Iran clear it with none hassle.
USA will get an opportunity when Weah enters the penalty space. Mohammadi marks him down and doesn’t provide any area to cross. Goal kick to Iran. Excellent defending!
USA the dominant aspect however nothing to indicate for it.
Azmoun is requested to chase an extended ball up entrance however Turner comes out of his purpose to gather the tried go.
Sargent chases a ball on the suitable wing and manages to achieve it. He places the cross in however there is no such thing as a USA shirt to go it dwelling.
Pulisic’s header saved! Adams places the ball in from the suitable aspect for USA. Pulisic jumps and connects with the ball. Beiranvand will get low and saves.
USA lastly get a style of the ball and management a prolonged spell. Robinson crosses from the left however the ball is cleared.
Iran enter the USA penalty space however the crosses from the suitable wing are blocked by USA defenders. Early indicators of aggression from the Asians.
Musah’s cross from the suitable wing is blocked. USA will get a throw in!
Pulisic with a darting run ahead which is halted by Iran’s centre again a number of yards earlier than the penalty space.
The sport is underway. Iran take the centre kick and begin with an assault from the go! An early free kick.
00:28 – Antonio Mateu is the person in command of the pitch and he can be assisted by his Spanish compatriot Juan Martinez on VAR.
00:25 – The different sport within the group between England and Wales can be underneath method concurrently. We’ll have our subsequent two qualifiers within the subsequent two hours
00:25 – The gamers are out on the park. Iran’s nationwide anthem performs adopted by USA’s.
00:15 –Group B standings earlier than the final set of fixtures:
00:10 – Iran’s World Cup 2022 Form:
Won 2-0 vs Wales
Lost 2-6 vs England
00:05 – USA World Cup 2022 Form:
Drew 0-0 vs England
Drew 1-1 vs Wales
23:55 – Iran vs USA Head to Head Record:
Played: 2 | Iran: 1 | USA: 0 | Draw: 1
23:50 – Iran vs USA within the 1998 FIFA World Cup
The match touted because the ‘mother of all games’ noticed Iran beat USA 2-1.
23:38 – Gregg Berhalter and Yunus Musah share a file for the USMNT:
Yunus Musah is barely the second USMNT participant to play in a significant FIFA match on his birthday. The first one? – Gregg Berhalter vs. Mexico within the 1999 Confederations Cup.
23:30 – Something distinctive concerning the USA crew tonight:
The US Soccer has named no MLS gamers in its beginning XI for a aggressive match for under the second time because the league started in 1996.
23:22 – Lineups out!
Iran: Alireza Beiranvand, Ehsan Hajsafi, Milad Mohammadi, Saeid Ezatolahi, Morteza Pouraliganji, Mehdi Taremi, Ali Gholizadeh, Majid Hosseini, Sardar Azmoun, Ahmad Nourollahi, Ramin Rezaeian
USA: Matt Turner, Sergino Dest, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Tyler Adams, Antonee Robinson, Yunus Musah, Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic, Tim Ream, Tim Weah, Josh Sargent
The United States and Iran, diplomatic rivals for greater than 40 years, conflict on the soccer pitch on Tuesday, their locations on the World Cup on the road in a becoming finale for probably the most politically charged group at this 12 months’s match.
The nationwide crew coaches sidestepped the icy bilateral relations, saying they had been targeted on the match and its skill to deliver individuals collectively.
“I envision the game being hotly contested for the fact that both teams want to advance to the next round, not because of politics or because of relations between our countries,” mentioned U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter.
Iran’s dramatic 2-0 win over Wales and the U.S. crew’s tense goalless stalemate towards England on Friday arrange a tantalising last spherical of Group B matches.
England, sitting prime with 4 factors, faces backside aspect Wales, which means the Iran-United States contest will determine which crew goes by to the spherical of 16.
The eagerly awaited assembly is a rematch of the 1998 World Cup group stage contest, dubbed the “mother of all games”, which Iran gained 2-1. In a symbolic second earlier than that match at Lyon’s Stade Gerland, the Iranian gamers gave white roses, an emblem of peace within the nation, to their American opponents.
Overshadowing Iran’s World Cup build-up this 12 months has been civil unrest at dwelling over the September demise in police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, arrested for flouting the nation’s strict Islamic costume code.
Iran declined to sing Iran’s nationwide anthem in its first sport towards England in an obvious present of solidarity with protesters. It sang quietly on Friday on the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, the place boos and jeers had been heard from Iran supporters.
Amid rising public strain on gamers to take a stand over a lethal crackdown on protests, Iran rallied late towards Wales to rescue a World Cup marketing campaign that appeared to have flatlined following its 6-2 thrashing by England.
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Berhalter, whose exuberant aspect drew 1-1 with Wales of their group opener, described the match as his crew’s “first knockout game” of the World Cup and was cautious of the menace posed by Iran after their second-half assault towards Wales.
“Now we need to be sure that we are good enough to go to the second round,” Iran coach Carlos Queiroz mentioned after his crew saved alive its hopes of a primary ever journey to the knockout stage.
“The U.S. is a brilliant team as well, as we saw them against Wales.
“Our preparation starts with a good rest, refresh the minds and put all the complementary and garbage things outside of our minds and focus on our goal, because what we want to do is to give this gift to Iranian fans.”
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
Where will the Iran vs USA World Cup opening match kick-off?
The Iran vs USA match will kick-off on the Al Thumama Stadium.
When will the Iran vs USA World Cup opening match kick-off?
The Iran vs USA match will kick-off at 12:30 AM IST on November 30, 2022.
Where are you able to watch the Iran vs USA match in India?
The Iran vs USA World Cup opening match can be telecasted stay on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and effectively as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup can be stay streamed on JioCinema.
Where are you able to watch the Iran vs USA match outdoors India?
The following checklist exhibits the place you may watch the Iran vs USA match outdoors India:
United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Live Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Live Stream: fuboTV, TSN app
United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Live Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website
Australia – TV: SBS; Live Stream: SBS On Demand
New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports; Live Stream: Sky Sport
Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Live Stream: Astro Go
Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Live Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV
Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports, ITV; Live Stream: Now TV, ViuTV
Nigeria – TremendousSport and Showmax Pro.