Iran VS USA FIFA LIVE Football Score 29/11/2022
The United States men’s national battle Iran on Tuesday in their final group stage match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The goal is simple for the Americans: Win this match and you advance to the next round; lose and you go home and prepare to host the World Cup in three-and-a-half years from now. Although there’s no need to scoreboard watch as the Wales vs. England game is played at the same time, there’s actually a scenario where the USMNT can win Group B if England happen to lose. But the mission is clear as day for Gregg Berhalter’s men and all eyes are on winning this game.
The United States have struggled to put the ball in the back of the net, with only one goal scored thus far, but the defense has been pretty reliable, with only one goal allowed. It has been a tale of two games for Iran who, after conceding six to England, tightened things up to win 2-0 against Wales. It will be tough to tell what team the USMNT will see in this match. This will be the second World Cup meeting between these two teams and the first since 1998 in France, where Iran beat the Americans, 2-1.
Iran: Mejdi Taremi was already marked as a danger man for Iran coming into the World Cup and he has lived up to the reputation with two goals and an assist so far. With five shots across two matches and nine chances created, stopping Taremi will be Tyler Adams’ first priority in the match. If the USMNT are able to contain Taremi, there’s a good chance that they’ll come away with the victory, but similar to allowing Gareth Bale to draw a penalty versus Wales, one mistake could be enough to make them pay.
United States: While the defense can keep doing what they’ve done, the USMNT need to score goals if they want to win the match. A draw doesn’t help with advancement to the last 16. It may be tempting to switch things up but the USMNT should keep it consistent as they’ve created chances in each game and will just need to be more clinical in taking them.
Two of the world’s most fierce geopolitical rivals will face off in a football match that’s been described as anything but just another World Cup clash. In a fixture that has raised eyebrows and turned heads: Iran and the United States will meet in an all-important do-or-die match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday night (Wednesday 6am AEDT). The two nations have been bitter enemies for 70 years, with fraught relations between their political leaders dissipating even further over the past few years.
The US and Iran have a long, complicated past that spans back to 1953 when Iran’s prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh opted to nationalise the country’s oil industry to benefit his people. Fearful of oil’s global supply and the potential rising costs, the US intelligence agency and the United Kingdom convinced the then-Shah to overthrow Mr Mossadegh from power. Alam Saleh, lecturer in Iranian Studies at the Australian National University, said it was this stunt by the US that’s remained “deeply rooted” in Iranian contemporary history.
Since then, several disputes between the two nations followed, particularly upon the fall of the Shah’s rule in the 1979 Iranian revolution. Dr Saleh said many revolutionaries at the time described Western-friendly Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as an “American puppet”. After Mr Pahlavi travelled to the US to receive medical attention during the revolution, furious Iranian protesters stormed the US embassy in Tehran and held 52 staff members hostage for 444 days.
It prompted US President Jimmy Carter to sever all formal diplomatic, and political ties with Iran – and bilateral relations have remained tense. Any glimmer of “diplomatic achievement” between the two countries came to rise in 2015 when a historic nuclear deal, the maximum pressure policy, was signed between the two countries in the hope of reigning in Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
But Dr Saleh said it didn’t last long when, in 2018, then-president Donald Trump withdrew the US from the agreement and instead posed heavy sanctions against its enemy. Qatar will be playing their third and final game of the World Cup, taking on the mighty Netherlands at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor at 6pm (15:00 GMT). Netherlands enters the game at the top of Group A, but a defeat by Qatar could change that. Qatar, meanwhile, will try to avoid being the first host-country in World Cup history to not win a single game during the group stage.
Wales manager Robert Page spoke to reporters at the news conference ahead of the match against England. “We’ve worked so hard to get into this position,” Page said. “My frustration and disappointment for players is that we’ve shown nowhere near levels of performance of what got us to this World Cup and that’s what really disappoints me.” In the last two group games, Wales draw with the USA, and lost to Iran in their first World Cup since 1958.
While Ecuador v Senegal and Iran v US will be fights for tournament survival, a Qatar victory could endanger the Netherlands prospect of finishing at the top of their group. Qatar, meanwhile, will be fighting not to become the only host team in World Cup history to go winless in the group stage. Wales will be trying to block England’s easy entrance into the knockout phase, something they can only achieve with a four-goal victory.
On November 30, Iran and the USA will play their third match of the tournament. In Group B, Iran stand at the second position with three points while the USA are at the third position with two points. However, this match can make a difference as the positions may change based on the outcome.
Iran started their campaign with an abysmal defeat against England, where they conceded six while scoring twice. They put up a much better show against Wales and won it 2-0. Now, they stand a chance to win against the American team, who have settled for a draw in each of their first two matches.
Iran seemed to be returning to their previous performance levels in the win against Wales. Victory over the United States will guarantee Iran’s entry to the knockout rounds for the first time ever, though even a draw would suffice if England beat Wales. By making it through the group stages for the first time, Iran will have a chance to join the list of Middle Eastern success tales.
The USA must win to advance to the Round of 16. It’s not necessary to worry about goals scored, goal differential or fair play. Only a positive outcome will take the USA to the next round. The USA will be desperate to break their non-winning streak because they have now lost one and drawn four of their last five games across all competitions.