Finally, after 64 years of waiting, Wales are back at the World Cup finals. Gareth Bale and the team are living the dream and visit Qatar with realistic hopes of making it out of the group, but know a victory against the USA is a must. The Americans, meanwhile, are also glad to be back. The USMNT failed to qualify last time out and have a young squad keen to impress. Temperatures in Qatar should be a little cooler for this evening fixture, but will still be a fiery 25 degrees. Make sure you know how to watch a USA vs Wales live stream from anywhere (opens in new tab) today and all games from the FIFA World Cup 2022 online for free.
The United States men’s national team will play their first game at a men’s FIFA World Cup for the first time in 3,065 days when they battle Wales Monday. It’s Group B play and the Americans are back in the biggest competition in the world after failing to qualify for the 2018 edition. They will battle a Welsh team that made it to the cup through the playoff route with Gareth Bale leading the way.
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How to watch and odds
- Date: Monday, Nov. 21 | Time: 2 p.m. ET
- Location: Ahmad bin Ali Stadium — Al-Rayyan, Qatar
- TV: Fox and Telemundo | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: USA +130; Draw +200; Wales +240 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Sixty-four years on from John Charles, Ivor Allchurch and all that, the Welsh are back and won’t die wondering. Talisman Gareth Bale is obviously the star, and is supremely motivated to perform in the tournament he most covets, but Rob Page’s side have decent attacking depth with Kieffer Moore a fine target man, Dan James capable of doing the running of three men and Brennan Johnson a superb game-charger from the bench. Though they lack midfield legs, they’ll look to channel a certified banger of a national anthem and actor Michael Sheen’s inspirational team talks to make it out of the group. Plus, there’s England to come…
Before the US get to their own rerun of history against England – to whom they’ve never lost at the World Cup – Gregg Berhalter’s team will want a good start. A young squad whose average age is 24 struggled for consistency early on in qualifying, but improved dramatically after the confidence boost of beating local rivals Mexico in the 2021 Gold Cup Final. Central midfield pair Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams of Juventus and Leeds respectively provide lung-bursting dynamism and lead the USMNT’s high press, while Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic offers final-third stardust.
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USMNT: This team does not enter with much momentum, a product of losing to Japan and drawing Saudi Arabia in September. Add to that the fact that both goalkeeper Zack Steffen and striker Ricardo Pepi were left home, and you just have to wonder what this team will look like and how they will perform. Wales have more experience, and this will be no easy game. Expect it to be ugly at times with the U.S. needing some individual brilliance to create danger.
Wales: Gareth Bale is fresh off winning MLS Cup with LAFC, scoring a clutch goal in the final to force penalty kicks. But, he enters this game fresh as he didn’t play all that much for the team since moving from Real Madrid over the summer. But this team goes as Bale goes. They are going to need him to consistently score or set up his teammates for them to have a real shot of escaping this group.
An ugly match sees the United States in a point to kick off the tournament, putting huge pressure on this team ahead of facing England on Friday. Pick: USMNT 1, Wales 1