► The English lead Group B
England qualified for the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup by sweeping Wales 3-0 on Tuesday (November 29th) in Doha, Qatar. First in Group B, the English accelerated after a soporific first period and made the difference thanks to their attackers Marcus Rashford twice (50th, 68th) and Phil Foden (51st) against disappointing Welsh, like their star Gareth Bale.
The English finish top of the group, with seven points, after two victories, against the Iranians and the Welsh, and a draw, against the Americans. In the round of 16, the English will face Senegal, second in group A, on Sunday.
► The Americans take their revenge on the Iranians
The United States, beaten by Iran in 1998, took their revenge on Tuesday (1-0) in Group B of the World Cup-2022 thanks to Pulisic’s 22nd international goal, synonymous with his selection of the round of 16 against the Countries -Down and elimination for the “Team Melli”.
With five points, two more than their adversary at the end of an always special confrontation between two nations no longer maintaining diplomatic relations, the Americans have reached this level of competition for the 7th time, which continues to refuse Iranians.
Team USA, which did not qualify for the last World Cup in Russia, has already reached the round of 16 three times since the war (1994, 2010, 2014) and the quarter-finals once (2002). As they had announced, the 22 players ignored the tense political context, to focus on the sporting issue and deliver a committed match but played in an excellent state of mind.
Iran, which had to equalize to win its ticket for the next round, tried to pack the game. In the last minutes of the meeting, the “Team USA” was very hot on several Iranian attacks, but resisted until the end.