USMNT heads to Europe for the final warm-up matches against fellow World Cup qualifiers Japan and Saudi Arabia in September

Chicago (June 21, 2022) – The US men’s team will face fellow World Cup qualifiers Japan and Saudi Arabia in their final preparatory matches ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Besides the matches against Morocco and Uruguay, the North American Football Confederation will face four different World Cup teams before traveling to Qatar In November.

The United States will face Japan for the first time on September 23 at a venue to be determined, with the match scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN and Univision Networks. Four days later, the team will be in Murcia, Spain to meet Saudi Arabia on September 27 at the stadium Nueva Condomina. FS1 and Univision Networks will broadcast the games via TV, with launch times announced at a later date.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to benchmark ourselves against our fellow World Cup participants,” said USMNT coach Greg Berhalter. “Together with the two matches in June against Morocco and Uruguay, we will have a great variety of tactics and outstanding opponents to help us prepare for what awaits us at the World Cup in November.”

blue samurai Reaching the seventh consecutive World Cup

The USMNT will face a team competing in the seventh consecutive World Cup Finals dating back to 1998. Coached by Hajime Moriyasu, samurai blue He finished the Asian qualifiers with a 15-2-1 record, including an undefeated 8-0-0 mark with 46 goals and only two goals in their group in the second round. Takumi Minamino (Liverpool) and Yuya Osako (Vissel Kobe) led the team with 10 goals each.

The last international friendly match was between the United States and Japan on February 10, 2006 in San Francisco. A goal and assist from Taylor Twillman combined with hits from Clint Dempsey and Eddie Pope made the USA win 3-2.

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USMNT brings a slight advantage in the seventh game of the series ever, setting a record 3-2-1. This will be the second meeting on neutral ground, as the United States won the bronze medal at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup with a 2-0 victory in Guadalajara, Mexico. USA coach Greg Berhalter earned his international debut against the Green Falcons in 1994.

Saudi Arabia recorded impressive numbers during the World Cup qualifiers, taking first place in both groups from the second and third rounds with a combined record 13-1-4, having beaten Japan in the third round, ranking Group B. All of their players competed in the league The local, where Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dosari each scored seven goals in the qualifiers.

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September’s matches in Europe will be the USA’s last chance to prepare before the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off. The USMNT, drawn along with Wales, England and Iran in Group B, will compete in Qatar’s strongest aggregate group, with the four teams holding the average Ranked 15 according to the FIFA World Ranking as of March 2022.

The US men’s team will open a World Cup group match against Wales on November 21, face England on Friday, November 25, and finish in the first round against Iran on November 29. All three USA matches will start in the group stage. Off at 2 p.m. ET.

FIFA World Cup 2022 kits:

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

Group B: England, Iran, United States of AmericaWales
Group C:
Argentina, Kingdom Saudi ArabiaMexico and Poland

Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia

Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan

Sixth group: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia

Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon

Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

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