February 7, 2023

USA views, FIFA World Cup 2022 standings, bracket: How USMNT can advance from Group B after England draw

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The USA drew 0-0 with England A second match for Group B participants to complete the day. As it stands, the Americans sit in third place with two points out of a possible six Iran are second with three points following their win over Wales And England top the table with four points — Full rankings here. While you’re at it, Sign up for our new newsletter Covering the beautiful game in all its glory, including daily updates on the World Cup, Here.

USA’s chances of progressing are cut only if they win against Iran to reach the goal of five points and at least +1. Wales need a win against group favorites England to reach the four points with hopes of improving their goal difference, currently at -2 compared to the Three Lions at +4. Reminder: A draw or loss is out of the picture for the US if they want to advance. It’s hit and you’re in mode.

How America Can Move Forward: Simple Permutations

  • With a win against Iran: If they win the last four World Cups, the USA will qualify for the last 16 for the third time. As simple as that. An England win against Wales would see the Three Lions top the table with seven points, with the USA five adrift. Wales would need to win by a large margin — by at least three goals — to overcome the goal difference compared to the USA.
  • Defeated/Drawn to Wales with wins against Iran and England: America has a few ways to win the group. A United States win with an England defeat against Wales would do the trick with just five points. If England draw, the US will need to beat Iran by more than four goals to break England’s superior goal difference.

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World Cup: Group B Stages

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World Cup: Group B Table

US East at all times. You can stream every match fuboTV (Try it for free).

Tuesday, November 29
United States vs. Iran, 2 p.m. ET (Fox and Telemundo)
Wales vs. England, 2 pm ET (FS1 and Universo)

And here’s the full bracket:

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