Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog. (Getty Images)USA vs Wales team newsThe US will rely heavily on Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna to create from the wide positions but come to Qatar without a recognised, top-level striker. FC Dallas forward Jesus Ferreira could be entrusted to lead the line in a 4-3-3 setup. Joe Allen has been ruled out of the game with a hamstring injury.
[LIVE@STREAMS]!! USA vs Wales LIVE BROADCAST@ ON MOBILE 21 NOVEMBER 2022USMNT vs. Wales: 2022 World Cup live stream, TV channel, how to watch USA soccer online, pick, start timeHow to watch USA vs. Wales: Time, TV channel, live streams for World Cup 2022 match🌍📺📱👉USA vs. Wales Live🌍📺📱👉USMNT vs. Wales LiveThe United States men's national team will play their first game at a men's FIFA World Cup for the first time in 3, 065 days when they battle Wales Monday. It's Group B play and the Americans are back in the biggest competition in the world after failing to qualify for the 2018 edition. They will battle a Welsh team that made it to the cup through the playoff route with Gareth Bale leading the way.
"For me, it's the first game, " he said. "You can't lose the first game. It's a mountain to climb. You have to win or draw at the least, in my opinion. To have a successful World Cup, I think you've got to get out of the group and get to the knockout stages and then anything can happen from there. "Wales will make their first appearance at a World Cup finals in 64 years when they face the USA in Al Rayyan in their Group B opener on Monday night. This fixture will complete the first round of fixtures in Group B, an intriguing section involving England and Iran which could be very tight. The US are back at the World Cup finals after missing the 2018 edition in dismal fashion following a defeat in Trinidad & Tobago in their final qualifier. This time around, it was still a close run affair in a very difficult qualifying section where the top four nations were separated by just three points, but the USA managed to claim one of the three automatic spots, just ahead of Costa Rica. Gregg Berhalter has raised a few eyebrows with his squad selection, leaving out a few players who have been regulars in the squad over the past few years, but after form had tailed off slightly in preparation for the finals, change was likely.
That was in major contrast to their form in qualifying for this World Cup, where despite losing their opener fixture with Belgium, Wales remained unbeaten in the following seven matches in the group to finish above the Czech Republic. All eyes will be on Gareth Bale once again, as the former Real Madrid star will be the leading light for the Welsh following his heroics in the playoffs - scoring twice against Austria in the semi-final, and claiming the assist for Andriy Yarmolenko's own goal in the final. Wales made it through the group stage at their two recent major tournament appearances at Euro 2016 and 2020, and Bale will want to ensure they do so again, considering this could be his swansong in the colours of his nation. Zack Steffen was expected to wear the gloves for the United States in Qatar, but an uninspiring season with Manchester City, which saw him replaced by Stefan Ortega as backup, has led to him losing his place in the squad altogether.
Allen was a major doubt having not played since September and the midfielder has lost his battle to be fit to face the US. Wales will look to provide energy and pace around the focal figure of Gareth Bale. USA vs Wales predictionThe United States are one of the teams heading into the tournament without a huge amount of positive energy, something which the Welsh team can tend to almost exclusively trade on. Still, a nervy and edgy affair is most likely to start both teams’ campaign. A 1-1 draw. (Getty Images)Head to head (h2h) history and resultsThese two teams have only met twice before, both in friendlies. Landon Donovan and Eddie Lewis scored in a win for the US in 2003 before a 0-0 draw two years ago.
Following qualification, USA beat Morocco and Grenada while earning a draw against Uruguay, but a draw in El Salvador, only managed after an injury-time equaliser in the CONCACAF Nations League, plus defeat to Japan and a draw with Saudi Arabia in September friendlies brought some discontent. The United States have reached the knockout round in four of their last seven tournament appearances, but they have failed to beat European opposition in their previous nine attempts, so if they want to progress this time, they will surely need to end that run with two UEFA nations in their group. Wales' form coming into the finals does not offer much optimism either, as they have not won since sealing their place in Qatar with that 1-0 success over Ukraine in the playoffs. A 1-1 draw with Belgium was the only point Rob Page's side managed in their recent Nations League campaign, as home and away defeats to Poland and the Netherlands saw them relegated from League A.
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Joe Allen has been out injured since late September, and will not be risked in this encounter, but could return for their next game against Iran. However, defender Rhys Norrington-Davies has not been as fortunate, as the Sheffield United man will not play any part in the tournament for Wales, following his injury against Coventry City last month. USMNT: This team does not enter with much momentum, a product of losing to Japan and drawing Saudi Arabia in September. Add to that the fact that both goalkeeper Zack Steffen and striker Ricardo Pepi were left home, and you just have to wonder what this team will look like and how they will perform. Wales have more experience, and this will be no easy game.
Here are all the details ahead of the match... Date, kick-off time and venueUSA vs Wales is scheduled for a 7pm GMT kick-off today, Monday, November 21, 2022. The Al Rayyan Stadium in Qatar will host the match. Where to watch USA vs WalesTV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 6pm. S4C will be showing Welsh language coverage of every Wales match during the tournament. Live stream: The ITV Hub will show the match live online.
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The USA has a young squad led by star players Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund) and Weston McKinnie (Juventus). There is no shortage of talent on head coach Gregg Berhalter's roster, but a lack of experience could prove to be a major hurdle. A matchup against a strong Welsh team that includes Bale — once the most expensive player in the world — will be a challenging start to the tournament. In the World Cup, getting off to a good start is crucial. Former USMNT star Clint Dempsey spoke recently about the importance of the opening game.
Matt Turner and Ethan Horvath are the two men set to battle it out to start in goal, and Arsenal man Turner played in both September friendlies so may have the upper hand. Weston McKennie has not featured for Juventus since October, but he should be fit in time to feature from the start in midfield here. The main strength for the US comes in the attacking third, with many options available to Berhalter, meaning one or two may be unfortunate to miss out, as Timothy Weah, Gio Reyna and Jesus Ferreira are all staking a claim to start in attack alongside Christian Pulisic. Gareth Bale revealed earlier in the week that he is ready and prepared to play 90 minutes in all three of Wales's group games if necessary, despite him being reduced to mainly cameo appearances since joining LAFC in MLS this year.
USA vs Wales: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick off time today, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, oddsThe USA and Wales today get their World Cup campaigns underway in what is a potentially decisive match for both countries. Should there be a winner then they will be well placed to make it out of Group B ahead of matches against England and Iran, but questions over form and experience persist for the two teams. Rob Page’s side have defied expectations to reach their first World Cup since 1958 and can look back on strong showings in the two recent European Championships for confidence. CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW USA VS WALES LIVE! The United States, meanwhile, squeezed through qualification and the pressure is on head coach Gregg Berhalter to deliver with a rising crop of young stars.
Here's our storylines, how you can watch the match and more -- and while you're at it, sign up for our new newsletter covering the beautiful game in all its glory, including daily updates about the World Cup, here. Eight years, four months, and 20 days. That's how long it has been since the United States men's national team last played in the World Cup. Now, finally, the wait is over. The Americans make their long-awaited return to soccer's biggest stage as they begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign on Monday. The opponents? Gareth Bale and the Dragons of Wales.
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