December 2, 2022

The USA and Wales will square off at the Ahmad bin Alli Stadium in Group B of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Monday.

The USMNT have returned to the biggest footballing stage after missing out in 2018. The CONCACAF champions secured automatic qualification to Qatar by a whisker, finishing above Costa Rica on goal difference.

The Stars and Stripes have made it out of the group stage in four of their last seven World Cup tournaments.

Wales qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 in what will only be their second-ever appearance at the Mundial. The Dragons made it to Qatar through grueling playoffs, dispatching Austria and Ukraine with 2-1 and 1-0 victories respectively.

Robert Page’s side have not been in action since falling to a 1-0 home defeat against Poland in the UEFA Nations League in September. Karol Swiderski scored the match-winner for the Poles.

The USA also elected not to play a warm-up friendly in the lead-up to the World Cup. Their last match was a goalless draw against Saudi Arabia in a friendly in September.

USA vs Wales Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
The two sides have clashed on two occasions in the past. The USA have one win to their name, while one game ended in a draw. The USA have a poor recent record against European opposition, failing to win any of their last nine meetings, losing five and drawing four. Wales reached the knockout rounds of the World Cup in their previous appearance in 1958 and were knocked out by Brazil in the quarterfinal, with Pele being the last player to score against them at a World Cup. The USA have failed to win any of their last three matches, drawing two and scoring just one goal in the process. Wales have progressed out of the group stage in their last two major tournament appearances, Euro 2016 and Euro 2020.

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