(Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images) 17:28 Iranian fans are making their way into the stadium Fans are on hand to see if Iran can make it past the group stage for the first time in the nation's history. Iran fans enjoy the pre match atmosphere prior to the match between IR Iran and USA at Al Thumama Stadium 17:23 Before the hostility, a moment of unity Two fans - one USA fan and one Iran fan - were pictured holding each other's hands upright before entering the stadium Iranian and US supporters pose for a photo before the World Cup group B soccer match between Iran and the United States Iranian and US supporters cheer before the World Cup group B soccer match between Iran and the United States 17:05 Here's an insight into what coaches are saying to motivate the United States Gregg Berhalter reportedly told his team, 'In 20 years, what do you want your story to tell? ' "'In 20 years, what do you want your story to tell? '...
15:35 That 1998 match came as the second game of the group stage Before the match kicked off, the two sides took a combined team photo and exchanged flowers in an attempt to show unity and world peace. Giving flowers to an opponent of this magnitude isn't exactly something you'd want to do before you play an important match like this. U. and Iranian team players pose for a group photo, before the start of their World Cup first round soccer match 15:21 It would not be hyperbolic to say this may be the most high-stakes, politically charged match in American soccer history Considering all the events leading up to this day, from both countries, only the 1998 World Cup group stage could rival this match for political importance and stakes.
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#USMNT 👏 pic. com/pELQmBttPl— Stu Holden (@stuholden) November 28, 2022 16:56 Iranian journalists turned up the vitriol yesterday, asking coaches and players pointed questions about politics and race relations Instead of asking the players and coaches questions about the match, their preparedness, or what they thought of the Iran team, they were quizzed on inflation, American visa rules for Iranian citizens, and America's military presence in and near the country. 16:47 That decision to show support was not run by the players Reports say the USSF did not coordinate with players, Coach Gregg Berhalter, or the federal government before posting that image 16:35 This week, all the attention has been on political statements both inherent and unintended Just days ago, the USMNT twitter account posted a group table with the flag of Iran edited to exclude the symbol of the Islamic Republic. US Soccer officials said the move was to show support for those protesting in Iran.
Iran vs USA - World Cup 2022: Live score, team news and updates17:52 UNITED STATES STARTING XI Gio Reyna is left out of the starting XI for the third straight match as Celtic's Cameron Carter-Vickers makes his World Cup debut in place of Walker Zimmerman. GK: Turner DEF: Dest, Ream, Carter-Vickers, Robinson MID: Adams, McKennie, Musah ATT: Weah, Sargent, Pulisic 17:41 Americans are also gathering around the stadium The Americans made consecutive knockout stages in 2010 and 2014 - the last two World Cups they competed in before heading to Qatar.
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Tonight, this match facing elimination against Iran, it can be the beginning or the end of that story for the Americans. "@JennyTaft on the message Gregg Berhalter had for the @USMNT ⬇️ pic. twitter. com/l0WGpa42sw— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 29, 2022 17:01 The kits have been laid out for the match Preparations have gotten underway for this evening's match. A general view inside the United States dressing room prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between IR Iran and USA A general view inside the IR Iran dressing room prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between IR Iran and USA 16:59 One of those pointed questions was directed at USMNT captain Tyler Adams Adams, one of eleven players of color on the team, was asked about representing a country that sees a lot of discrimination against black people.
Fans of Iran enjoy the pre match atmosphere prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between IR Iran and USA at Al Thumama Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images) A fan of IR Iran looks on prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between IR Iran and USA at Al Thumama Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) A fan of IR Iran shows their support outside the stadium prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between IR Iran and USA at Al Thumama Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
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At a subsequent press conference, Iranian journalists were only given one question - leading to journalists telling the American press officer they should 'respect international media'. A U. S. soccer federation screenshot displaying Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic. 16:27 Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz is familiar with the United States' football development In a report written back in 1998, Queiroz - who has been linked with the USMNT job many times - detailed steps the US Soccer Federation could take to win the World Cup by 2010.
Iranian midfielder Hamid Estili (L) jubilates with teammates Mehrdad Minavand (21) and Mehdi Pashazadeh after scoring 15:45 That 1998 match also featured threats to the Iran team as a form of... motivation? According to USMNT coach Steve Sampson, Iranian government officials took the passports of players - telling them they wouldn't be welcome back in the country if the lost to the United States.
His response was measured and showed his maturity in the face of unfair questioning from state related media. Tyler Adams mispronounced Iran and was called out by an Iranian journalist - who followed up with a question on discrimination in the United States. His response: An all time classy answer- Captain & Leader.
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United States fans inside the stadium before the match A United States soccer fans smiles as he looks at his cellphone before the World Cup group B soccer match between Iran and the United States at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Fans of USA enjoy the pre match atmosphere prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between IR Iran and USA at Al Thumama Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images) A fan of United States shows their support outside the stadium prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between IR Iran and USA at Al Thumama Stadium on November 29, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images) 17:37 More images of Iran fans entering the ground After a surprise win over Wales, Iran need to at least draw to advance to the next round.
While that dream was never accomplished, many parts of his plan were implemented. 16:13 Threats are apparently the motivation of choice in 2022 as well After previously protesting the Islamic Republic regime by not singing the national anthem, players were told their families would be tortured and jailed if they fail to sing this time. According to CNN, Iranian security officers are continually monitoring the players - as any attempt to show support for ongoing protests will try to be quashed. 15:57 Iran won that match, and knocked the United States out in France That 2-1 win meant the USMNT was eliminated in the second match of the group stages.
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