United States takes revenge after 24 years
The highlight of Group B of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar – the United States vs. Iran. In addition to the long-standing political confrontation between the two countries, it is more about who can qualify for the round of 16, making this match even more closely watched. Although the two teams had the same possession percentage in this game, the US team shot three times as many shots as Iran. In the end, they defeated Iran 1-0 and successfully won the ticket to advance to the top 16.
Before the official start of this tournament, the strong political color of the battle group attracted hype discussions and topics around the world. From the outbreak of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 to the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, the two countries have long been incompatible. In terms of football, the two armies played against each other in the 1998 World Cup in France, where Iran won. The U.S. team was burdened with regaining its glory. In the 38th minute of the game, “Captain America” Christian Pulisic took the lead in kicking the football into the opponent’s goal, which set the tone for the outcome of the game.
The United States victory over Iran in this game is not just about recovering the shame of its defeat 24 years ago. At the same time, during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it broke into the top 16 again. Additionally, this game is also the first victory of the United States this year. In the first two games, they played against Wales 1-1 and shook hands with England 0-0.