Date: 30 November 2022
Time: 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Al Thumama Stadium
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Iran and USA will lock horns in their final Group B game at the Al Thumama Stadium. Iran stunned Wales with an incredible 2-0 victory. Whereas the USMNT salvaged a point against World Cup favourites England thanks to a brilliant performance by Arsenal keeper Matt Turner.
Team Melli will be without Alireza Jahanbakhsh after receiving a second yellow card against Wales.
No new injuries were reported for USMNT.
Carlos Queiroz’s Iran put up an incredible performance against Wales after their 6-2 loss against England. Team Melli registered a 2-0 victory with goals from Ramin Rezaeian and Roozbeh Cheshmi. Iran executed their defensive 4-4-2 tactics to perfection which allowed them to create many counter-attack opportunities. Their star striker Mehdi Taremi was the top performer and assisted the second goal.
Whereas the USA managed to secure a 0-0 draw against England where keeper Matt Turner was the best American player. The Arsenal backup made crucial saves and distributed the ball with ease. Similarly, Christian Pulisic also had a great performance and was a threat throughout the pitch. Antonee Robinson also put in an incredible shift as managed to shut down Bukayo Saka.
Probable Starting XIs:
H Hosseini (GK); Rezaeian, M Hosseini, Pouraliganji, Mohammadi; Ali Gholizadeh, Nourollahi, Ezatolahi, Hajsafi (C); Taremi, Azmoun
Turner (GK); Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson; Adams (C), Musah, McKennie; Pulisic, Weah, Wright
Goalkeepers: Matt Turner, Hossein Hosseini
Defenders: Ramin Rezaeian, Majid Hosseini, Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream
Midfielders: Tyler Adams, Westin McKennie, Ahmad Nourollahi, Saeid Ezatolahi
Strikers: Christian Pulisic, Timothy Weah, Mehdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun
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