USA concede a draw against Wales

The United States erase their return to the World Cup. Absent from the last World Cup in Russia, the American team faced Wales, which was playing the second World Cup in its history, after that of 1958 in Sweden. A Derby-like match for these two nations who know each other well, with some stars like McKennie and Weah on the American side and Bale, James and Ramsey on the Welsh side. The objective, for the two nations, was to win before playing England, big winner of Iran (6-2).

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But Team USA was more present at the start of the game. In the first quarter of an hour, Stade Rennais defender Rodon (6th) was very close to scoring… against his side. A few moments later, Sargent saw his head graze the Welsh frame (7th). In control, the Americans quietly put their foot on the ball. On a well-constructed action, Pulišić had Weah in depth and was able to conclude with a cross shot (1-0, 36th).

Gareth Bale saves the Welsh

In all serenity, the United States returned to the locker room having done the hardest part. But after the break, the Welsh were finally dangerous in front of goal. Davies first forced Turner to pull out all the stops, before Moore saw his header go just above the frame, after a corner (64 and 66′). The USA held on, but after an error by Ream in front of Bale, Wales got a penalty… converted by the ex-Real Madrid striker (1-1, 82nd).

An equalizer at the end of the game, which rewarded the good second period of Wales. Then, Team USA couldn’t regain the lead, despite nine minutes of extra time. And finally, neither of the two teams managed to make the difference. A result that does not help the United States, who will face England in the next match. Wales will have to claim their first victory against Iran.

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