Route to the World Cup
The Stars and Stripes will open their 2022 World fixtures with a tough game against Wales. This is plain to see considering the World rankings has USA placed 14th and Wales 19th. The road to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar was via the qualifying procedure of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). USA was one of the highest seeded teams so were presented with a bye to the third-round group stage, containing the final eight teams vying for qualification. The top three teams in the group would qualify for the 2022 World Cup with fourth place entering a play-off fixture against a team from the OFC. With each team playing 14 games, USA narrowly managed to avoid the dreaded play-off fixture and qualified for the World Cup by finishing in third place in the CONCACAF third round qualifying group.
The Dragons of Wales qualified for World Cup 2022 the hard way. Playing in World Cup Qualification Group E, they were drawn into a difficult group containing Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia and Belarus. The first game saw Wales lose away to Belgium 3 -1, but they soon made amends beating Czech Republic 1 – 0 in the following qualification fixture and more importantly drew the reverse away fixture 1 – 1. They did not make it easy for themselves when they slipped up in the home tie against Estonia drawing 0 – 0. This meant Czech Republic needed a win against Estonia in the final qualification round and Wales needed a home result against Belgium to secure second place in the group and enter the play-offs. Ultimately Czech Rep won their game but Wales showed spirit and drew 1 – 1 against Belgium. In the play-off semi-finals Wales knocked out Austria 2 – 1 and went on to beat Ukraine in the play-off final 1 – 0 to secure their ticket to Qatar.
Wales have played the USA twice in international matches, losing and drawing once. The last meeting saw a goalless draw in an international friendly played November 2020.
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A superb fixture to look forward to in the 2022 World Cup in the extremely exciting Group B that also contains England and Iran. Wales will be seeking their first defeat of USA in a competitive international match but will have to be at their best to win. Make sure you check the betting markets available and the fantastic odds on offer here at mr.play.