After a tournament-opening 1-1 draw with Wales and a scoreless draw with England, the USA has yet another group-stage game on the World Cup in Qatar. The Americans can advance to the knockout stage with a victory against Iran.
When will the USA play Iran?
Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern time. That’s 10 p.m. in Qatar.
How can I watch in the USA?
The sport will probably be broadcast on Fox (in English) and on Telemundo (in Spanish).
To stream the English-language broadcast, you’ll need a subscription to a streaming package that features Fox, like YouTube TV, Hulu, SlingTV or Fubo. (Some offer free trials.) Tubi will stream the sport without spending a dime, but only as a replay, after the sport is over.
Peacock will stream the Spanish-language broadcast. (Peacock Premium is $4.99 a month.)
What do the Americans have to do to advance?
The situation is straightforward: If the USA defeats Iran, it’ll advance to the round of 16. If it ties or loses, it’ll be eliminated.
With a victory, the USA will probably undergo because the second-place team from its group. But when Wales upsets England, the Americans will win Group B.
Should the USA advance, it might play a game within the round of 16 on Saturday or Sunday, quite possibly against the Netherlands, although Ecuador or Senegal are also potential opponents. A quarterfinal opponent is likely to be Argentina, Poland, Australia or Denmark. And it might only get tougher from there.
A Temporary Guide to the 2022 World Cup
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What’s the World Cup? The quadrennial event pits the perfect national soccer teams against one another for the title of world champion. Here’s a primer to the 2022 men’s tournament:
Where is it being held? This yr’s host is Qatar, which in 2010 beat the USA and Japan to win the proper to carry the tournament. Whether that was an honest competition stays in dispute.
When is it? The tournament opened on Nov. 20, when Qatar played Ecuador. Over the 2 weeks that follow, 4 games will probably be played on most days. The tournament ends with the ultimate on Dec. 18.
Is a winter World Cup normal? No. The World Cup often takes place in July. But in 2015, FIFA concluded that the summer temperatures in Qatar might need unpleasant consequences and agreed to maneuver the tournament to the relatively bearable months of November and December.
What number of teams are competing? Thirty-two. Qatar qualified robotically because the host, and after years of matches, the opposite 31 teams earned the proper to come back and play. Meet the teams here.
How does the tournament work? The 32 teams are divided into eight groups of 4. Within the opening stage, each team plays all the opposite teams in its group once. The highest two finishers in each group advance to the round of 16. After that, the World Cup is a straight knockout tournament.
How can I watch the World Cup within the U.S.? The tournament will probably be broadcast on Fox and FS1 in English, and on Telemundo in Spanish. You may livestream it on Peacock, or on streaming services that carry Fox and FS1. Here’s the way to watch every match.
When will the games happen? Qatar is three hours ahead of London, eight hours ahead of Latest York and 11 hours ahead of Los Angeles. Meaning there will probably be predawn kickoffs on the East Coast of the USA for some games, and midafternoon starts for 10 p.m. games in Qatar.
Got more questions? We’ve got more answers here.
Before the Iran game, bookmakers offered roughly 180-to-1 odds on the USA lifting the FIFA World Cup Trophy.
Who has scored for the U.S. within the tournament to date?
The US has only one goal, against Wales. It was scored by Tim Weah, assisted by Christian Pulisic.
How have the Americans done prior to now?
That is the eleventh World Cup for the U.S. men. The team’s best performance got here in the primary World Cup in 1930, held in Uruguay, when it made the semifinals. That tournament was missing several top teams from Europe, nevertheless. The perfect recent performance was a quarterfinal berth in 2002. (The U.S. women have won 4 World Cups, including the inaugural tournament in 1991 .)
Who’s on the roster?
The U.S. team has a mean age of 25 years 214 days; it’s the second-youngest squad of the 32-team field, in keeping with Nielsen’s Gracenote, a knowledge provider. Only Ghana, with a mean of 25 years 108 days, has a younger 26-man squad.
Here is the squad, with the players’ skilled clubs; their variety of international appearances, followed by variety of international goals; and their hometowns.
Ethan Horvath (Luton Town, England; 8/0; Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Sean Johnson (Latest York City F.C.; 10/0; Lilburn, Ga.)
Matt Turner (Arsenal, England; 22/0; Park Ridge, N.J.)
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic, Scotland; 11/0; Southend-on-Sea, England)
Sergiño Dest (A.C. Milan, Italy; 21/2; Almere, Netherlands)
Aaron Long (Latest York Red Bulls; 29/3; Oak Hills, Calif.)
Shaq Moore (Nashville S.C.; 16/1; Powder Springs, Ga.)
Tim Ream (Fulham, England; 48/1; St. Louis)
Antonee Robinson (Fulham; 31/2; Liverpool, England)
Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany; 3/0; Lake Grove, N.Y.)
DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami; 76/0; Seattle)
Walker Zimmerman (Nashville S.C.; 35/3; Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United, England; 26/6; Medford, N.J.)
Kellyn Acosta (Los Angeles F.C.; 54/2; Plano, Texas)
Tyler Adams (Leeds United; 33/1; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.)
Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo, Spain; 12/0; San Diego)
Weston McKennie (Juventus, Italy; 39/9; Little Elm, Texas)
Yunus Musah (Valencia, Spain; 21/0; London)
Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 32/0; Pico Rivera, Calif.)
Jesús Ferreira (F.C. Dallas; 15/7; McKinney, Texas)
Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 50/11; Mercer Island, Wash.)
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, England; 54/21; Hershey, Pa.)
Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund, Germany; 15/4; Bedford, N.Y.)
Josh Sargent (Norwich City, England; 22/5; O’Fallon, Mo.)
Tim Weah (Lille, France; 27/4; Rosedale, Queens, N.Y.)
Haji Wright (Antalyaspor, Turkey; 5/1; Los Angeles)