Iran and the USMNT will face off at the Al Thumama Stadium in the final group stage match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Team Melli and Team USA will battle it out for a place in the knockout stages. Find out all about the confirmed lineups for both teams in this game here.
Iran has the advantage in this match for a simple reason, Team Melli is currently second in this group with 3 points, after one win and one loss in the tournament. This means that Iran will only be relying on themselves to be one of the sixteen teams in the next round.
On the other hand, the USMNT is yet to win. However, with Gregg Berhalter’s side picking up 2 points in the first two games of this group stage, the Stars & Stripes have their destiny in their own hands. However, a win is necessary to advance to the next round.
Iran Probable Lineup
A draw would more than enough for Iran to qualify for the knockout stage, so the team managed by Carlos Queiroz will have to figure out a good lineup to manage a positive outcome and not to physically stress more some key players. For example, Sardar Azmoun who was injured in the last game is listed as doubtful for this game. While Ahmad Nourollahi, who played the first two games, is suspended for yellow card accumulation.
Iran’s probable starting lineup: Hossein Hosseini, Sadegh Moharrami, Majid Hosseini, Morteza Pouraliganji, Ramin Rezaeian, Ehsan Hajsafi, Saeid Ezatolahi, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Ali Gholizadeh, Karim Ansarifard, and Mehdi Taremi.
USMNT Probable Lineup
The USMNT have had two good performances, but the win still hasn’t come for the Americans. In order to qualify for the next round, the American team need to pick up the win in this game, there isn’t other result that could be useful for the USMNT. That should be a good reason to lineup Josh Sargent as a starter for this game.
USMNT’s probable starting lineup: Matt Turner, Sergiño Dest, Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream, Walker Zimmerman, Tyler Adams, Yunus Musah, Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic, Josh Sargent, and Timothy Weah.