Please hold, the President is on the line… 📞 pic.twitter.com/N6CxwOhqgN
— U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (@USMNT) November 20, 2022
Now it gets personal…
— British Embassy Washington (@UKinUSA) November 21, 2022
— A League of Their Own (@ALOTO) September 9, 2022
The US are back at the World Cup finals after missing the 2018 edition in dismal fashion following a defeat in Trinidad & Tobago in their final qualifier.
This time around, it was still a close run affair in a very difficult qualifying section where the top four nations were separated by just three points, but the USA managed to claim one of the three automatic spots, just ahead of Costa Rica…
The United States have reached the knockout round in four of their last seven tournament appearances, but they have failed to beat European opposition in their previous nine attempts, so if they want to progress this time, they will surely need to end that run with two UEFA nations in their group.
Wales’ form coming into the finals does not offer much optimism either, as they have not won since sealing their place in Qatar with that 1-0 success over Ukraine in the playoffs…