U.S., England tie World Cup match in Qatar, 0-0 : NPR

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England’s Harry Kane, proper, fights for the ball in opposition to Christian Pulisic of the USA through the World Cup group B soccer match on the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, on Friday.

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England’s Harry Kane, proper, fights for the ball in opposition to Christian Pulisic of the USA through the World Cup group B soccer match on the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, on Friday.

Julio Cortez/AP

DOHA, Qatar — The U.S. males’s staff tied England in a scoreless sport on the World Cup on Friday.

Contemplating the British staff is among the many favorites to win the whole match, it is a powerful efficiency from Group USA, which debuted one among its youngest World Cup groups ever in its return this 12 months after failing to qualify for the match in 2018.

Regardless of England’s vastly superior World Cup file, the U.S. males’s staff has by no means misplaced to England within the match. England, although, missed an opportunity for redemption this sport, after the staff’s well-known upset loss in opposition to the Individuals in 1950.

As the ultimate whistle blew — after 4 minutes of added time — boos echoed all through Qatar’s Al Bayt Stadium from followers probably dissatisfied with no definitive outcome.

America, now with two factors after two tied video games, stands in third place in Group B behind England with 4 factors and Iran, with three factors. Wales has 1 level. England’s 6-2 win over the Iranians within the groups’ first group match ought to give the Individuals confidence heading into its flip with Iran subsequent week.

“We’re proud however our work’s not accomplished,” U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter mentioned in postgame interview on Fox. “We’ve to win on Tuesday. We all know 5 factors will get us in. We have got to deal with the 5 factors.”

To remain within the match and attain the knockout stage, the U.S. must beat Iran, which pulled off a shocking 2-0 victory earlier within the day. England faces off with Wales subsequent. Each video games will likely be at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Tom Goldman reported from Doha, Qatar, and Emma Bowman reported from Los Angeles.



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