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World Cup 2022: USA draw against weak English

2022-11-25T20:56:01.586Z

After six goals at the start of the World Cup, England seemed to be among the tournament favourites. There was nothing left of the strong form against the USA. Christian Pulisic missed a goal by inches.



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Weston McKennie of the USA (right) in a tackle with England's Mason Mount

Photo: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

England and the USA drew 0-0 at the World Cup in Qatar.

The outsiders from North America made the better impression over long stretches.

Co-favourites England, who started the tournament with a thumping victory over Iran, remained harmless and missed their first win over the USA in their third World Cup encounter.

The first quarter of an hour was tough, the English had the best chance in a hard-fought game: After a teamwork between Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka down the right, the ball reached Harry Kane in the center, whose deflected shot just missed the US goal (10th minute). Minute).

However, Gareth Southgate's team could not establish themselves in half of the United States.

Instead, England had to watch the underdog grow stronger.

A first header chance from Haji Wright, who had replaced Josh Sargent in the starting line-up, went wide (17').

Weston McKennie then put the first real big chance over the English goal (26'), Christian Pulisic hit the crossbar (33').

When Mason Mount's shot gave England another sign of life before the break (45+1), the Three Lions could count themselves lucky given the 0-0 lead.

England almost only defending

The picture continued in the second half, sometimes the English didn't get out of their own half for long periods of possession or at all.

It was only in the final stages that the US team seemed to be fading, but substitutes Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford were no longer a threat for England.

Both teams have the chance to advance in Group B on their own on the last matchday.

A draw against Wales is enough for England, the USA has to win the game against Iran.

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Source: spiegel

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