This Monday, the United States and Wales staged a duel at the Ahmed Bin Ali stadium for a new day of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. On date 1 of group B, the teams tied 1-1 with a goal from Tim Weah ( 35′ 1T) and Gareth Bale (36′ 2T, penalty) respectively.
Josh Sargent took a terrific shot 9 minutes into the first half and the ball hit the post. It could not be.
Tyler Adams was the figure of the match. The United States midfielder made 95 correct passes.
Gareth Bale was also important. The Welsh striker scored 1 goal and made 11 correct passes.
The process of the match was very close and intense, with more nerves than play. There were a large number of bookings: Sergiño Dest, Weston McKennie, Gareth Bale, Chris Mepham, Tim Ream and Kellyn Acosta.
USA coach Gregg Berhalter laid out a 4-3-3 strategy with Matt Turner in goal; Sergiño Dest, Walker Zimmerman, Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson on the defensive line; Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams and Yunus Musah in the middle; and Tim Weah, Josh Sargent and Christian Pulisic in attack.
For their part, those led by Rob Page stopped with a 3-4-3 scheme with Wayne Hennessey under the three sticks; Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon and Ben Davies in defense; Connor Roberts, Ethan Ampadu, Aaron Ramsey and Neco Williams at half court; and Harry Wilson, Gareth Bale and Daniel James up front.
Referee Abdulrahman YJ Al Jassim was selected to carry out the actions of the game.
On the next date the USA will visit England and Wales will play at home against Iran at the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium.
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