The USA and Wales will clash in the final Group B match at the World Cup in Qatar.
Gregg Berhalter’s young team is participating in their first World Championship since 2014 and big things are expected from Christian Pulisic, Gio Reina and company in Qatar. After a bumpy CONCACAF qualifying cycle, there are still many doubts about this team and Berhalter, but this time a big World Cup will set the stage for the 2026 World Cup on home soil. Here and now it is very important to start this tournament well.
As for Wales and Rob Page, they have passed the top UEFA qualifying cycle through the play-offs and are in their first World Cup since 1958 and in just their second tournament. It’s the culmination of the careers of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey as the Wales star duo are fit and ready to go. After reaching the semi-finals of the European Championship in 2016 and then reaching the round of 16 at UEFA EURO 2020, the Welsh side have been successful in recent major tournaments.
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Here’s everything you need for USA vs Wales.
How to watch USA vs. Wales live stream, stream link and start time
Kick off: 14:00 ET, Monday (November 21)
Stadium: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo
Streaming in spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)
USMNT Predicts Starting XI (4-2-3-1)
—— Turner ——
— Dest — Zimmerman — Ream — Robinson —
– Musa – Adams – McKenny –
— Weah — Ferreira — Pulisic —
Key storylines, players to keep an eye on
For the USMNT, their midfield core will be their strength, but there are still a lot of questions around defense. Veteran Tim Rheem could start in central defense to provide himself with experience, while the midfield trio of Weston McKenney, Tyler Adams and Yunus Musa are locked up as key players in midfield. Ahead of them are Christian Pulisic, Gio Reina, Brenden Aaronsohn and Tim Weah all vying for the starting position in attacking midfield, but there is no clear winner to start at number 9, so perhaps USMNT will start with a false nine?
In terms of injuries, Sergino Dest, Matt Turner and Weston McKenny have been training after brushing off recent injuries. However, Gregg Berhalter said that both Dest and McKenny were unlikely to play the full 90 minutes and said they were not fully qualified for the first leg against Wales. It was also announced that Tyler Adams was named USMNT captain for the tournament.
🗣 I spoke with Wales and Tottenham defender Ben Davies about meeting with #USMNT at the World Championship.
He had a lot of respect for the Americans and he thinks both teams know how important Group B’s debut is to their hopes of progressing 👇 https://t.co/lh6LLfT8Ko
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) November 17, 2022
Wales like to sit deep and soak up pressure, and their back three and fluid system will be tough for the USMNT. Going forward, the quality of Ramsey and Bale speaks for itself and Wales will rely heavily on set pieces and Kieffer Moore crosses to attack. Watch out for Harry Wilson and Daniel James in offensive zones. Wales are a strong, experienced team and they are very good at sitting back and then counterattacking. Their country expects them to make it out of this group and this game against USMNT will be so close to being over. Injury-aware Wales looks pretty good with Joe Allen training on his own as he recovers from a recent hamstring problem and will not be available for this game.
Brief facts about the USA
Current FIFA World Ranking: 16
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 9
How they qualified: Automatically qualified for CONCACAF (3rd)
Coach: Gregg Berhalter
Key Players: Christian Pulisic, Weston McKenny, Tyler Adams.
Quick facts about Wales
Current FIFA World Ranking: 19
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 1
How they qualified: withdrew from UEFA via the play-offs, path B.
Coach: Rob Page
Key players: Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davis.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup schedule is already booked and there is so much more to come ahead of the Qatar tournament in November and December as it officially kicks off!
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From USMNT vs England the day after Thanksgiving to Mexico and Argentina battling it out in the group stages, Spain vs Germany and Belgium vs Canada, there are many intriguing games in the first round.
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Then we are waiting for the 1/8 finals, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Bring. It. On the.
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Below is the full schedule, details on how to watch the games and everything else you need.
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World Cup 2022: schedule, start time, dates, how to watch live
- When: November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022
- Group stage start time: 5:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM (all ET)
- Location: Qatar
- TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo, Universe, peacock
- Streaming in spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H
Group A Schedule (All kickoff times ET)
Recap/Highlights: Qatar 0-2 Ecuador – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Monday, November 21: Senegal – Netherlands – Al Tumama Stadium, Al Khor – 5:00.
Friday, November 25: Qatar – Senegal – Al-Tumama Stadium, Al-Khor – 8:00.
Friday, November 25: Netherlands – Ecuador – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 11:00.
Tuesday, November 29: Netherlands – Qatar – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 10:00.
Tuesday, November 29: Ecuador – Senegal – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10:00.
Group B Schedule
Monday, November 21: England – Iran – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8:00.
Monday, November 21: USA – Wales – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 14:00.
Friday, November 25: England – USA – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 14:00.
Friday, November 25: Wales – Iran – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 5:00.
Tuesday, November 29: Wales – England – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 14:00.
Tuesday, November 29: Iran – USA – Al-Tumama Stadium, Al-Khor – 14:00.
Group C schedule
Tuesday, November 22: Argentina – Saudi Arabia – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 5:00.
Tuesday, November 22: Mexico – Poland – Stadium 974, Doha – 11:00.
Saturday, November 26: Argentina – Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 14:00.
Saturday, November 26: Poland – Saudi Arabia – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8:00.
Wednesday, November 30: Poland – Argentina – Stadium 974, Doha – 14:00.
Wednesday, November 30: Saudi Arabia – Mexico – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail – 14:00.
Group D schedule
Tuesday, November 22: France – Australia – Al Janub Stadium, Al Wakra – 14:00.
Tuesday, November 22: Denmark – Tunisia – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8:00.
Saturday, November 26: France – Denmark – Stadium 974, Doha – 11:00.
Saturday, November 26: Tunisia – Australia – Al Janub Stadium, Al Wakra – 5:00.
Wednesday, November 30: Tunisia – France – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10:00.
Wednesday, November 30: Australia – Denmark – Al Janub Stadium, Al Wakra – 10:00.
Group E schedule
Wednesday, November 23: Spain – Costa Rica – Al Tumama Stadium, Al Khor – 11:00.
Wednesday, November 23: Germany – Japan – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 8:00.
Sunday, November 27: Spain vs…