The United States and Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic scored the only goal of the match that sent his team to the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. USA has registered an important 1-0 win over Iran at the Al Thumama Stadium, Qatar.
USA started the game dominating Iran and creating early chances to score. Chelsea’s winger Christian Pulisic got the opportunity to score in the 28th minute of the game. Pulisic drove the edge of the box and took a shot, which passed Timothy Weah, who could not apply enough power behind his effort, making for an easy save from Beiranvand.
It was the Chelsea forward who opened the scoring for USA in the 38th minute of the game with a brave effort from close range, and a diving Pulisic got the important touch ahead of Iran’s goalkeeper to put his team in front.
Pulisic stayed down and calm after scoring the goal and had to be carried off the pitch, and he was taken off at half time by USA coach Gregg Berhalter. In the second half of the game, with the USA controlling the tempo of the game. Despite being 1-0 ahead of Iran, the USA continued to increase the pressure on the defensive line of Iran. Sergino Dest played especially good, keeping the Iranian defenders under pressure on the right-hand side.
US will now face the Netherlands in the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.