The USMNT will play Iran in their last game of the group phase at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The USMNT knows there is only one option in order to get to the round of 16.
The USMNT sit with their fate in their own hands, after a 1-1 draw with Wales and a 0-0 stalemate with England, Gregg Berhalter’s side can realistically finish top of the group if certain results go their way.
Standing in the way of the round of 16 is the old enemy of the World Cup, Iran, the Iranians have three points and can also reach the round of 16 with a win, so their second game in the World Cup is more important than the first. in France 98.
There was a lot of talk before the game about the political tone of the match between the USMNT and Iran. Even USMNT captain Tyler Adams and coach Gregg Berhalter had to answer unusual questions about Iran-US relations rather than the match itself.
The USMNT will qualify for the round of 16 if they defeat Iran
If the USMNT defeats Iran it will result in the United States going through to the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Most likely England will join the USA and Iran and Wales would be eliminated.
A defeat or even a draw by the USMNT would mean the end of the World Cup for the United States, who despite playing two very solid games have only been able to draw and have had issues putting the ball in the back of the net.