The teams from the United States and Wales will meet this afternoon in their respective debuts for group B of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The match will be played at the Áhmad bin Ali stadium in Rayán, starting at 4:00 p.m., Argentine time, will be controlled by the Qatari Abdulrahman Al Jassim and will have the signals televised by DirecTV and TyC Sports.
The United States returns to the top event in world soccer after its absence in Russia 2018 and in Qatar it will unleash its 11th. Stake.
The selected one that occupies the 16th. The position of the last FIFA ranking has the forward of Chelsea from England Christian Pulisic as its great figure and the standard bearer to guide the illusions of the North Americans.
Wales, 19th of the FIFA ranking, completed a historic qualification for Qatar 2022 with the playoff win against Ukraine. This is his second participation in a World Cup, after Sweden 1958, where he reached the quarterfinals.
The greatest reference for the Welsh is Gareth Bale, the former midfielder for English Tottenham and Real Madrid in Spain, who will finally have the chance to compete at the highest level in an ecumenical event that he sought for many years. It is worth remembering the cases of other historic Welshmen who have not been able to do it, such as a Manchester United glory like Ryan Giggs.
Both teams know that a victory will be key thinking about qualifying for the round of 16, especially in an area where England, the great favourite, and Iran, who want to give the note under the leadership of the Portuguese Carlos, will be playing hours before Queiroz.
For now, the crossing between the United States and Wales will represent the first framed in a world championship.
On the one hand, the illusion of the American dream, with a local league that has been growing by leaps and bounds for years, something that it will seek once and for all to transfer to Qatar. From the other Wales, which once again says present at an ecumenical event after 64 long years, with Gale as its main flag.