Gareth Bale used his skill to take a penalty and score a goal as Wales equalized with the United States late in the game.
LIVE UPDATE World Cup Qualifiers: Wales – Ukraine
The opening match of the 2022 World Cup Group B between the United States and Wales will be played at the Al Rayyan Stadium in Qatar’s Al Rayyan.
Greg Berhalter United States coach Set up a 4-3-3 formation with a front three of Christian Pulisic, Timothy Weah and Josh Sargent.
Rob Page’s Wales side chose to organize an army in a 3-4-3 system, using three offensive lines as Harry Wilson, Gareth Bale and Daniel James.
List of players for both teams
USA (4-3-3): Matt Turner; Serginho Dest (DeAndre Yedlin’74), Tim Ream, Walker Zimmerman, Anthony Robinson; Weston McKenny ( Brenden Aronson, ’66) , Tyler Adams, Yunus Musah ( Kellyn Acosta, ’75) ; Christian Pulisic, Timothy Weah ( Jordan Morris, 88′) , Josh Sargent ( Haji Wright, 74).
Unused substitutes: Giovanni Reyna, Jesus Ferrera, Ethan Horvath, Luca de la Torre, Aaron Long, Christian Roldan, Shag Moore. , Cameron Carter-Vickers, Sean Johnson, Joe Scully
Yellow cards – Serginho Dest 11′, Weston McKennie 13′, Tim Ream 51′, Kelly Acosta 90+10.
Wales (3-4-3): Wayne Hennessey; Chris Mepham , Joe Rodon, Ben Davies; Conor Roberts, Ethan Ampadu ( Joe Morrell, 90+5) , Aaron Ramsey, Neco Williams ( Brennan Johnson) p.79) ; Harry Wilson ( Zorba Thomas, 90+3) , Gareth Bale , Daniel James ( Keeffer Moore, 46).
Unused substitutes: Chris Gunter, Joe Allen, Danny Ward, Tom Lockyer, Jonny Williams, Mark Harris, Adam Davies, Dee. Lan Levitt, Ben Cabango, Rubin Colville, Matthew SmithYellow card – Gareth Bale n.40, Chris Mepham 45+2.