LIVE – United States-Wales: Weah dominates Americans

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Wales will look to react, with Moore now flanked by Bale and Wilson.

A change of Welsh side

Welsh centre-forward Kiefer Moore will replace Daniel James in the second half.

Weah’s first World Cup goal

Timothy’s father, George Weah, played for Liberia and never made it to the World Cup. Timothy is the first Weah to score in the competition.

It’s halftime, USA leads 1-0

Logical calculation at break. Timothy Weah, well served by Christian Pulisic, gave the USA the lead and scored their first World Cup goal. The Welsh, who hardly threaten their opponents, will have to react. Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey played a very poor role.

Box for Mepham

The Welsh defender caught Pulisic again. The card hanging from his nose, this time he takes it.

American environmental regulations

Musah, McKennie and Adams are a pain in the ass for Wales, dominated by three young players who are very active in midfield.

Bayle yellow card

The Welsh captain was penalized for a committed but inaccurate tackle on Jonah Musa, the American midfield nugget.

Weah is decisive at his first opportunity

The LOSC striker was clinical. At the start of a very dangerous chance early in the match, when Rodon almost scored for his side, he did not miss his first face-off with Hennessey for one of the rare moves he left his right. side for arrow.

WEAH OPENS THE SCORE FOR USA!

TIMOTHY WEAH IS OUT OF TREATMENT! Pulisic serves Weah deep after acceleration on the axis. The American striker makes the goalkeeper from the outside of the right foot and opens the score. 1-0 for USA.

Big foul on Pulisic by Mepham

The Welsh defender comes on and doesn’t play the ball at all. Pulisic comes dry and comes out without a yellow card, small miracle.

Wales under pressure again

As the United States chained formations in small spaces, the Welsh defense was often worn out.

Dest tries his luck

The Welsh defense fell back, opening up space for Destin to scramble. The side takes a shot from outside the penalty area, but it’s off target. Moses, the author of a great advance, had served him well.

Adams fouled Ramsey

Things get hot, Americans make surprising mistakes, quite obvious and avoidable. This does not result in a yellow card after all.

Robinson Festival!

The American left winger is hurting! His projection allows him to link up with Pulisic and break into the Welsh box. He doesn’t miss much to get the ball better and pass better.

The US sees the ball less

But when they have it, the Americans show the most control. Even when the Welsh have the ball, they can’t get clear and move.

Aaron Ramsey talks about his technique in the middle

The OGC Nice midfielder hasn’t always had great club seasons in recent years, but is still very fit while playing for Wales. In particular, he is the one who allows his team to keep the ball a little.

Half volley from Ampadu

First Welsh kick of the game. It’s over the top and doesn’t scare American goalkeeper Matt Turner, but Bale’s teammates are a little above water.

Williams dried up again

This time it’s McKennie who sweeps the Welsh piston. A dangerous and poorly controlled tackle from the yellow carded Juventus player was again fully deserved. It’s the second for the US in two minutes.

Williams is late

A delayed solution, a logical yellow card for the American right wing.

HENNESSEY’S Rescue!

CSC IS NOT FAR AWAY! Weah, who dives deep, crosses and forces Rodon to put his head down. But the Welsh defender sends the ball towards his own goal and is not far from deceiving his own goalkeeper, who saves his people from reflex on the line. The rest of the move Sargent finds the post on another cross from the left. It was hot for Wales.

The Welsh try to kick the ball

They’re only halfway there, but at least the Americans are playing some distance from Wayne Hennessey’s goal.

Corner for Americans

Those who have to defend in these first minutes are those who play in the opponent’s half of the field. For the moment, Pulisic’s set pieces give nothing away, though.

The merger between McKennie and Dest

But AC Milan’s right-back Sergiño Dest is stopped by the Welsh defence. Rodon made a mistake on Pulisic’s acceleration and gave the USA a good free kick.

It started between the Welsh and the Americans

The starting point is given by the American team.

The beginning is near

It was time for hymns, and the players entered the lawn. The ability to remember the compositions of the USA and Wales.

Composition of Wales: Hennessy – Davies, Mepham, Rodon – Roberts, Ramsey, Ampadu, Wilson, Williams – Bale, James.

Composition of the United States: Turner – Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson – Adams, Musah, McKennie – Pulisic, Sargent, Weah.

Bale-Ramsey, perhaps the last dance together

This World Cup is perhaps the last major competition of the Bale-Ramsey generation, with the captain 33 and the Wales No 10 soon 32. Euro 2024 may remain, but the duo who took Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 are emblematic of a generation at the end of an era. There are many young players, but not many leaders in the group that has existed in Qatar since 2016.

Joe Biden’s phone call to Americans

The US president wanted to send a message of support to American players before they begin their World Cup run. The USA has never made it to the last four of the World Cup, with their best performance coming in the quarter-finals against Germany in 2002. Current coach Greg Berhalter was one of the players at the time.

Gareth Bale asks the question

Gareth Bale played 23 minutes in Los Angeles FC’s MLS final win a few weeks ago. But overall, the Wales captain has played very little of late, just 28 minutes in the last two months. Since joining the United States last summer, Gareth Bale has played more than an hour in the same game just twice: 60 minutes against Austin in August and 62 minutes against Minnesota in September. His fitness is therefore a major question ahead of the Wales challenge.

America’s youth are in power

Nine players on the American roster are under the age of 23, making the United States the second-youngest selection at this World Cup behind Ghana.

Wales are on a bad run

Gareth Bale’s teammates have won just 2 of 9 games in 2022. They are also on a 4 game losing streak between June and September. This can be explained by the absence of some managers, as Bale has only appeared 4 times and Ramsey 3 times during this period. But the mentioned two victories were the most important matches with Austria (2-1) and Ukraine (1-0), two decisive matches for qualification to the world championship.

The Welsh, 64 years after the last World Cup

Wales are playing in only the second World Cup in their history since 1958. At the time, the Welsh were drawn from a difficult group, second behind Sweden but ahead of Hungary and Mexico. Their journey then ended in the quarter-finals against the eventual winners of the competition, Brazil, with a goal from Pele.

Moses, the approaching phenomenon

The phenom of choice is 19-year-old midfielder Yunus Musa. Trained in Arsenal’s academy, he joined Valencia in 2020, where he made a name for himself and impressed. After playing in the English youth ranks, he eventually chose to represent his country of birth, the United States. In “Valencia” he now has a free release amount of 100 million euros. He will become the youngest American to start a World Cup match tonight, two years after making his debut against Wales.

Wales with Bale and Ramsey

Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey have rarely featured at the same time in recent months, but both start against the United States tonight. Rob Page lined up in a usual 3-5-2 with the expected players.

Composition of Wales: Hennessy – Davies, Mepham, Rodon – Roberts, Ramsey, Ampadu, Wilson, Williams – Bale, James.

USA in 4-3-3 with Pulisic and the bully Musah

Giovanni Reyna is missing from the USA XI tonight. On the other hand, it is a very young team in attack with Weah, Sargent and Pulisic aligned.

Composition of the United States: Turner – Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson – Adams, Musah, McKennie – Pulisic, Sargent, Weah.

Hello and welcome to this live stream

It’s the last match of the day in Doha, which doesn’t look the best compared to the introduction of England, Holland and Senegal, but on the one hand there is a lot of promise among the young Americans (the second youngest selection of the competition) and the solid carried by veteran Gareth Bale, who left to play in Los Angeles and found his way to victory. Wales. Bale also vowed to take a one-month break from golf.

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