We interrupt your football season to inform you Team USA is playing in World Cup Qatar 2022.
It is taking place Nov. 20-Dec. 18 and involves 32 teams and 64 matches. USA is one of those teams. Do the good ‘ol Americans have a chance to win it? Things did not look too good after tying Wales – a country the size of Rhode Island – 1-1 but then it got off the mat and “defeated” England 0-0.
They are a very young team and insiders tell me they will do pretty well but have a real chance when the World Cup takes place right here in America in 2026.
But for now, let’s focus on the present. The USA is in a bracket – Group B in World Cup lingo – along with England, Iran and Wales. They already blew it right of the gate, a fact that was obvious looking at each team’s players and fans. Wales was treating it like an upset victory while the Americans were in stunned disappointment.
But the day after Thanksgiving, the USA played one of the world’s top teams – and the prohibitive favorite to dominate Group B – to a scoreless standoff. Its chances of advancement depend on its final group game, which is Tuesday against Iraq. It’s simple: win and advance or lose or tie and go home.
The game is Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m., E.T. All games are broadcast in the USA on FOX FS1, as well as Telemundo.
The top two teams from each group advance to the second round. The USA would need four – but more comfortably six – points to achieve that goal, which is the World Cup’s Sweet 16. Teams get three points for a win, one point for a tie and zilch for a loss in the group stage.
If the Americans finish second in the group they would face the first-place team in Group A. Group A automatically draws host Qatar and also includes the Netherlands, Senegal, and Ecuador. The good news is that they would avoid top-tier teams Brazil, Spain and Argentina.
So while the World Cup interrupts our football season it does not, at least initially, interfere with us watching any pigskin games.
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