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World Cup: England-USA goalless, 0-0


The British lead with 4 points, followed by Iran with 3 points, then the United States with 2 and Wales with one (ANSA)

England-USA 0-0

for group B of the Qatar soccer World Cup


The British lead with 4 points, followed by Iran with 3 points, then the United States with 2 and Wales with one.

The match in the Al Khawr stadium in the shape of a Bedouin tent said little from the point of view of the result, and also of the game


The boos from the audience at the end of the game were therefore justified: this challenge deserved a better show, but England appeared less intense than usual and the Americans, despite missing a couple of chances (the one wasted by McKennie and Pulisic's crossbar , both in the first half) at times they gave the impression of settling for equals.

They certainly paid for the lack of a truly effective striker, a problem which, moreover, is not only of the stars and stripes representative, whose path has become complicated because against the Iranians they will have no alternative to victory.

But optimism is a characteristic of the Americans so all that remains is to wait for the confrontation on Tuesday 29. The first half ended goalless mainly due to the imprecision of the Americans, who had also tried to play openly against a 'England in which Southgate had confirmed the same initial deployment seen in the 6-2 against Iran.

During the first 45' the English had the dominance in ball possession, but with no outlets, having only had one opportunity in the first minutes not exploited by Kane, while the USA tried to overturn the game situations with quick counterattacks


Wright and Pulisic tried, hitting the crossbar, while McKennie missed what was, in practice, a moving penalty, to the desperation of his bench.

The English tried, but without too much conviction, to reply in the final time with Saka and Mount, who got ahead.

At the start of the second half the music didn't change, you didn't see much of show and intensity, in England Bellingham disappointed, sumptuous against the Iranians, who this time was unable to set up the maneuver perhaps effectively,

and was often thwarted, by that Musah who also has an Italian passport and plays for Gattuso's Valencia.

At one point Southgate replaced him with Henderson, but not even the Liverpool fan favorite's arrival could change that.

As if to say that, apart from the value of the Americans (who if this had been boxing they would have won on points), today's performance of the British was a step backwards.

Thus the final result, without goals, confirms

that the USA is one of England's black beasts, defeated by the American amateurs in the 1950 World Cup

and nailed to a draw (1-1) even when, in 2010, at the helm of the Three Lions c It was Fabio Capello.

See you next Tuesday, when everything will be decided.

Source: ansa

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