Team USA vs Iran World Cup Preview: Win or go home

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Team USA vs Iran World Cup Preview: Win or go home

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Team USA vs Iran World Cup Preview: Win or go home

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The United States faces off against Iran tomorrow in the Group B stage finale of the 2022 World Cup. A spot in the knockout round is on the line in this match as the United States needs to defeat Iran in order to keep their dreams of advancement alive.

Kick-off for the game is set for 2p.m. EST from Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

With a win, the United States will advance to the knockout stage but a loss or draw will allow Iran or Wales to advance. It is a huge game for this team and one that will show how far they have come as a program.

The United States are coming off a spirited performance against England in their last game that left many feeling defeated despite the draw. Many believed that the United States out played England but just couldn’t muster up that one needed goal to have themselves come out with the win.

As they face off against Iran, they shouldn’t take anything for granted. Iran had a come from behind win against Wales in their last matchup and they are fighting for advancement as well.

The biggest questions facing the teams entering this contest is the health of Iranian attacker Sardar Azmoun. He injuried his calf before the start of the tournament but hasn’t looked like himself throughout. If he can prove to be healthy, it could give Iran a major boost for this game.

For the United States, who will show up? They have scored just one goal through the first two games of the group and will need the offense to step up here. Since a draw won’t cut it, they will need to produce results or be elimited in disappointing fashion. Star Christian Pulisic will be looked upon to deliver in this huge moment and he is more than capable of doing so. 

Goaltender Matt Turner has been great for the United States and will need to continue his dominance in net. He is just as important in this equation as the United States looks to advance.

It should be a fun and highly entertaining game with both nations sitting on the edge of their seats. The World Cup is a tournament unlike anything else in the world and all eyes will be on this match.

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