Pulisic strikes only goal as USA beat Iran 1-0 in Group B; qualify for Round of 16

USA 1-0 Iran: USA trumped Iran in a nervy affair on Wednesday as Christian Pulisic scored only goal in 1-0 victory at Al Thumama Stadium.

The Chelsea winger scored from close range to ensure USA a place in the Round of 16 where they face Netherlands in the Round of 16.


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USA had the better of Iran in the first half and deserved their goal through Pulisic from Dest’s cross.


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Iran could not have performed better in the second half than they did but lacked any efforts on target to trouble Turner, while USA held on without a single shot in the 2nd half.

Iran is eliminated from the competition and USA qualify for the Round of 16 as 2nd place in Group B setting up a knockout clash vs Netherlands.