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Did you know that this will be Wales first appearance in a World Cup in 64 years? They will be facing USA in Al Rayyan on Monday night in the Group B opening match.

We look at what to expect from the USA vs Wales match today.

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Team USMNT

The US missed out on the 2018 edition after losing their qualifier to Trinidad & Tobago.

This time, USA managed to claim one of the three qualifier spots.

The inclusion of Gregg Berhalter is being seen with renewed interest, given his good form.

As for their World Cup record, team USA has made it to the knockout stage four out of seven times. However, they have always been thwarted by a European team in all those outings. They will have to beat two UEFA teams in 2022 to advance to the finals.

  • Forwards:  Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas; 15/7), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 49/11), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 52/21), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 14/4), Josh Sargent (Norwich City/ENG; 20/5), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 25/3), Haji Wright (Antalyaspor/TUR; 3/1)
  • Goalkeepers: Ethan Horvath (Luton Town/ENG; 8 appearances for U.S./0 goals), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 10/0), Matt Turner (Arsenal/ENG; 20/0).
  • Defenders: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic/SCO; 11/0), Sergino Dest (AC Milan/ITA; 19/2), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 29/3), Shaq Moore (Nashville SC; 15/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 46/1), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 29/2), Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach/GER; 3/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami CF; 75/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 33/3)
  • Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United/ENG; 24/6), Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 53/2), Tyler Adams (Leeds United/ENG; 32/1), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo/ESP; 12/0), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 37/9), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 19/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 32/0)
  • Possible team lineup for USA:

    Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Long, A Robinson; Adams, McKennie, Aaronson; Reyna, Ferreira, Pulisic

    Team Wales

    The European team’s record doesn’t inspire optimism. They haven’t won any match ever since they qualified for Qatar World Cup 2022. Their last win was against Ukraine 1-0 in the playoffs.

    During the Nations League, they lost to Poland and Netherlands, thus being relegated from Group A.

    Gareth Bale is the Welsh star to watch out for. The former Real Madrid player will lead Wales.

    Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Nottingham Forest), Danny Ward (Leicester), Adam Davies (Sheffield United).
    Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham), Ben Cabango (Swansea), Tom Lockyer (Luton), Joe Rodon (Rennes, on loan from Tottenham), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Ethan Ampadu (Spezia, on loan from Chelsea), Chris Gunter (AFC Wimbledon), Neco Williams (Nottingham Forest), Connor Roberts (Burnley).
    Midfielders:Sorba Thomas (Huddersfield), Joe Allen (Swansea), Matthew Smith (MK Dons), Dylan Levitt (Dundee United), Harry Wilson (Fulham), Joe Morrell (Portsmouth), Jonny Williams (Swindon), Aaron Ramsey (Nice), Rubin Colwill (Cardiff).
    Forwards: Gareth Bale (Los Angeles FC), Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth), Mark Harris (Cardiff), Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest), Dan James (Fulham, on loan from Leeds).

    World Cup 2022 – USA VS Wales Predictions, H2H, & Kickoff time:

    USA is going head to head with Wales today on 21 Nov 2022 at 19:00 UTC at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium stadium, Al Rayyan city, Qatar. The match is a part of the World Cup, Group B. Currently, USA rank 3rd, while Wales hold 4th position.

    USA VS. Wales Match History & Head to Head Record

    USA wins: 1
    Wales wins: 0
    Draws: 1
    USA goals: 2
    Wales goals: 0

    Match History:

    November 12, 2020: Wales 0-0 USA (friendly)
    May 26, 2003: USA 2-0 Wales (friendly)

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