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USA vs. Iran highlights: Americans make it through to Round of 16
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USA vs. Iran highlights: Americans make it through to Round of 16

Updated Nov. 29, 2022 5:26 p.m. ET

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued on Tuesday with Group B taking center stage. The United States (1-2-0) held on to beat Iran (1-0-2) 1-0 at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. The U.S will play the Netherlands in the round of 16; Iran was eliminated with the result.

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Here are the top plays!

Iran vs. United States

1' - And we're off!


The ball is rolling at Al Thumama Stadium.

2' - Pulisic runs at Iran's defense

If there was any doubt that the United States was going to be aggressive in Monday night's match, Christian Pulisic sent a message with his first action on the ball.

8' - Musah tries to capitalize

Yunus Musah, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Tuesday, tried to score a worldie for the U.S.

10' - Pulisic tests the keeper

The young American got his head on the ball, but Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand had no problem controlling it.

19' - Ream's under control

With Iran pressing, Tim Ream stepped up and got the ball out of a dangerous position.

27' - Weah rushes opportunity

Tim Weah had a great look in front of goal but didn't wait for it to settle. That very well could have been the Americans' first.

32' - Weah again!

The goalscorer from the Americans' group stage opener is pressing for his second of the tournament.


Captain America puts the U.S. ahead! It's USA 1, Iran 0.

USA's Christian Pulisic scores goal vs. Iran in 38' | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Watch USA's Christian Pulisic scoring a goal against Iran in the 38' in the 2022 Men's FIFA World Cup.

38' - Pulisic shakes it off

Pulisic needed a minute to compose himself after colliding with Beiranvand.

45' - Weah's waved off

Weah nearly made it two, but the sideline referee called his goal offside.

Halftime: USA 1, Iran 0

The United States dominated possession in the first half, winning the possession battle 61% to 39%. It also outshot Iran 9-0 in the first 45 minutes.

46' - Pulisic subs off for Aaronson

Pulisic finished the first half, but he couldn't carry on for the second half. Aaronson will play the left wing in his place.

47' - Sargent forces save

Josh Sargent opened the second half for the U.S. with a shot on target. The U.S. clearly don't plan to play conservatively, even with the precious lead.

78' - USA holding on

Iran has piled on the pressure in the second half, but the USA is holding onto its one-goal lead.

80' - USA go defensive

Gregg Berhalter subbed on two defenders — Walker Zimmerman and Shaq Moore — in an effort to hold onto the lead.

81' - Iran nearly ties it

Matt Turner had to get up to make this save.


Go, go, USA!


The United States needs a win to advance to the tournament's knockout stage — anything less would result in it being eliminated. Meanwhile, Iran just needs a tie and England to beat Wales to secure its spot in the next round.

If the U.S. moves on, their Group A opponent will come from one of the two early matches. Here is who it could be.

Clint Dempsey wants to see it all on the field

Take it from a man who knows.

'World Cup Now' crew feeling confident

So confident, in fact, that they're discussing potential opponents.

U.S. is ‘locked in’

Happy birthday, Musah!

Will it be a special one for the young American? He played a great match against England, just saying …

Love for the captain

Let's hear it for captain Tyler Adams.

Sargent and Carter-Vickers in for Wright and Zimmerman

Josh Sargent is back in Gregg Berhalter's first XI after starting on the bench against England, and Cameron Carter-Vickers gets the starting nod over Walker Zimmerman, who started at center back in the United States' first two group stage matches.

The new battle cry of the USMNT?

Though "I believe that we will win" has long been the supporters' chant for U.S. Soccer, "It's called soccer" gained popularity in the lead up to the Americans' match vs. England and has stayed relevant.

[Related: Hey Yank! It's football, not soccer. Or is it?]

The boys are ready

It's almost that time.

An away game for the U.S.?

No Gio Reyna?

Gio Reyna once again started on the bench for Gregg Berhalter's side.

[Related: A lingering question as USA takes on Iran: What's up with Gio Reyna?]

Stay tuned for updates!

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