High quality cars traveling through luxurious and newly laid tracks under the scorching sun. Air conditioning flowing from floor to open sky. A forest of massive and modern skyscrapers, and stadiums fighting the heat – even though it’s winter – with the latest technology. But Qatar, the “future country” that will host the 2022 World Cup, represents the old school. Gareth Bale (Cardiff, 1989) Against the might of an inexperienced United States, Wales took a point from Group A on their world debut.
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The average age is 25 years and one hundred days, the second youngest team in the competition, this new North American team was created with Mexico and Canada in mind for the next World Cup. Generation Z’s Christian Pulisic (24), Sergino Test (22) and Timothy Weah (22), among other things, gives its fans a lot of confidence, sinning for the inexperience of having a representative team with almost no World Cup experience. DeAndre Yedlin was the only player to play at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but he was a substitute.
The first 45 minutes at the Al Rayyan Stadium showed what coach Greg Bellhalder expects with a young squad full of vitality. They dominated with Pulisic as the axis of attack. Considered by many to be the greatest American-born player ever, the Chelsea man has no regrets about being the footballing leader of a team that moves at his pace.
Just nine minutes had been played, and the American cast had already had two clear scoring chances that would have raised the net had it not been for the goalkeeper’s good reactions. HennesseyHe first took a header and then a shot from his own teammate Josh SargentPlayed alongside the Peruvian ‘9’ of Norwich City from England Claudio Pizarro and whom he regards as “Father”.
As the minutes ticked by, the U.S. won more and more of the game, although they found it difficult to convert good moments on the ball into goals. That inability to know when to hurt the opponent ended in the 35′. After a great run, Christian Pulisic notably assisted Timothy Weah to make it 1-0 And make his father’s dream come true, the elder George WeahBallon d’Or in 1995, never played in a World Cup.
Bellhalder’s men went into the break with the result in their favor and were the better team on the pitch. However, this inexperience began to show in the second half, in which Wales woke up and appeared to have several World Cups behind them, with no one noticing that they were returning to their first event after 64 years. Pele was the last man to score a goal for them when football was seen in black and white.
The Gareth Bale experience
“The Choice of a Thousand Lives”This is how the statistician listed Wales Mr. Chip. Everything seemed to be against the European team, but in the second half they threw all the experience of their players at them. Especially that Gareth Bale, who won multiple championships with Real Madrid, today enjoys soccer in Major League Soccer, the American League. He doesn’t have the speed he used to, but he has plenty of step.
On 81 minutes, when it looked like the game was going to end with a North American victory, the ‘Cardiff Express’ took advantage of the “inexperience” of Tim Ream, who was playing his first World Cup at the age of 35. The central defender looked to clear a cross at mid-height, but Bale didn’t realize he was coming back and hit it left-footed.
Gareth himself took the ball and placed it in the penalty area. His shot was powerful to the goalkeeper’s left, making it a historic goal for him and Wales. First, he was the first MLS player to score against America In world history. Second, because Los Dragons are back to celebrate at the World Cup after 64 years. According to Mr Chip’s data, his wait is the longest of any selection in the competition’s history.
Bale’s goal was the knockout blow for the Americans, and they lost it as the same Los Angeles FC player came close to taking advantage of a mistake by goalkeeper Turner leaving his goal. However, Gareth was fouled before firing into the empty net.
As the US thinks about the 2026 World Cup, Wales – especially Gareth Bale – want to make history in Qatar. Next up they face Iran, beaten by England, in a match that could give them a long-awaited passage to the round of 16; The Americans will clash with the British, contenders for the title, in a complex match.