U.S. vs Iran: Victory for the U.S.

U.S. vs Iran: Victory for the U.S.
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Islam News – The U.S. beat Iran, 1-0. In so doing, the team avoided elimination and moved through to the next round in second place for Group B. England coasted past Wales, 3-0, and moves forward. Iran and Wales were eliminated.

The U.S. scored its goal in the first half and kept the momentum up through the end. Christian Pulisic scored the only goal, but then crashed into Iran’s goalkeeper and left the game with an abdominal injury. At 24, Pulisic is the young team’s brightest star.

Iran’s loss may also mean that less attention will be paid to the fans who have used the World Cup to shine a spotlight on anti-government protests in the country. Fans have worn shirts bearing the word “Freedom” and the name of Mahsa Amini, whose death in custody set off protests across Iran. They booed the national anthem and waved flags with a protest slogan — “Woman, life, freedom” — only to be escorted out.

What’s next: The U.S. will face the Netherlands on Saturday, and England will play Senegal on Sunday. Here are photos of fans.

Source: The New York Times

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