USA draws against England and keeps their hopes alive
England started the same lineup which played against Iran.
A young squad of the USA football team plays their hearts out and draws against a star team of England. England were coming after a high margin win against Iran but the USA team kept them under pressure.
The USA team was well organized and created more chances in the first half, and frustrated England and could feel disappointed in the first half.
The best chance USA had in the first half was when a shot by C. Pulisic beat the England keeper Pickford and hit the crossbar. McKennie also missed a great chance in the 25th minute of the game putting his close range shot over the bar.
England started the same lineup which played against Iran. It was a chance for them to reach the knockouts stage but were careless in possession and struggled in most parts of the game. England created more chances in the second half but the youthful American side, full of pace and skill, kept the defense very tidy and did not give England any space.
The England team never won against the USA in world cup history , famously defeated by the US at the 1950 World Cup, and then 1-1 draw in the 2010 FIFA world cup .
The USA team now needs a win against Iran to qualify for the next round.The USA coach is happy with the draw as he says that “we are proud but we are not done yet we need five points so we are gonna get three more points.”
The England striker Harry Kane was not happy about their performance; he admitted that it was not enough.
England players were booed after the final whistle of the game. USA fans were chanting “it’s called soccer” during the match. People were also saying that it is a battle of soccer vs football, but they are disappointed as it was not decided.