Iran's Hopes Dashed by US at World Cup

Iran's Hopes Dashed by US at World Cup

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign came to an end on Tuesday as Carlos Queiroz’s side slipped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the US at the Al Thumama Stadium Tuesday night.

Christian Pulisic gave the US a 1-0 win over Team Melli to give the Americans the upper hand.

Iran was the better team in the final minutes of the game and could equalize the match but the players squandered their chances.

As things stand, the US is second in the group behind England and will qualify for the last-16 while Iran is third.

It was Queiroz’s third World Cup as Iran coach but has failed to win a place in the knockout stage so far.

Iran lost to England 6-2 in its opener and defeated Wales 2-0 in the second match.