Wales often lost out to the United States on their return to the World Cup finals after 64 years. Then comes Gareth Bale.
Gareth Bale was suffering, he was in pain, but the veteran Welsh star was happy. Having convulsions, he dragged himself to the fan’s corner, proudly beating his chest again and again.
He and his team battled for over 100 minutes for that 1-1 (0-1) victory over the United States at the start of the World Cup – but what was it after a 64-year wait.
“It couldn’t have gone better. The first half wasn’t nice, but we turned things around, we fought like lions, we could have won,” said Bell. In only their second participation in a World Cup after 1958, Wales started with the all-important draw and could now dream of the knockout stages.
“We will continue to show character in the upcoming matches,” said Bale. Tied for American selection on penalties (82), he delivered a real power performance: For his new team, Los Angeles FC, Bale has only been on the field twice since July in Major League Soccer (MLS), none of the time just enough for 90 minutes. with mr.
World Cup 2022: Son of soccer icon George Weah cheers USA
Timothy Weah (36) put the United States ahead on Monday night and put a big name on the scoreboard: The scorer’s father is former soccer icon George Weah, President of Liberia since 2018. The draw has already dampened growing enthusiasm for soccer in the United States, though That coach Greg Berhalter’s young team started well.
The USA, hosts of the upcoming World Cup, and Wales are now tied in Group B behind England, who defeated Iran in the opening match (6-2). Wales were already considered strong contenders for second place in this group – the British proved this only in the second half of the game.
The United States, on the other hand, started like favorite in front of 43,418 spectators, Wales pressing deep in their own half and having double the chance to take an early lead. First, Welshman Joe Rodon tested his own guard, after a few seconds a header from ex-Bremen Josh Sargent hit the post.
In general, the Americans brought a lot of Bundesliga experience to the field. In addition to former Dortmund players Christian Pulisic and Sargent, former Dortmund players Weston McKinney (Schalke) and Tyler Adams (Leipzig) were also in the starting line-up. Berhalter’s side retained control of the match and after a good half hour Weah, after being used heavily by Pulisic, broke through.
On the other hand, Wales made a lot of technical mistakes, few counter-attacks were nipped in the bud and Bale endured the only first half in the attack of the British. The star barely saw the ball and was noticed for the first time after 39 minutes – he saw Bale yellow for a hard effort. In the closing stages, he won his penalty and managed to take the charge.
USA – Wales: game data
United State: Turner – Dest (from 74 Yedlin), Zimmermann, Ream, Robinson – McKennie (from 66 Aaronson), Adams, Musah (from 74th Acosta) – Weah (from 88 Morris), Pulisic – Sargent (from 74 Wright). Coach: Berhalter
Wells: Hennessey – Mepham, Rodon, B. Davies – Roberts, N. Williams (79th Johnson), Ampadu (from 90th + 5th Morrell) – Ramsey, Wilson (90th + 3th Thomas) – Bale, James (from 46th Marshes). – Team Manager: Page
Rule: Abdul Rahman Al Jassim (Qatar)
portals: 1-0 Weah (36 minutes), 1-1 Bale (82 minutes, penalty kick)
Yellow cards: Ream, McKinney, Dest, Acosta-Bell, Mepham
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