With a mighty header, Christian Pulisic sent the ball into the net of the Iranian goalkeeper, sending the ball wide of the goal. WE The goal decided their match and took him out for the rest of the game in the process.
America defeated Iran 1-0 on Tuesday night at Doha’s Al Thumama Stadium, sending their side into the round of 16.
Injured Pulisic was brought off after the 38th minute goal and was substituted at half-time by Brendan Aaronson.
Iran finished third in the table with three points and failed to progress to the next stage of the tournament, a feat Iran has never achieved in any of the six World Cups they have attended. .
The match was tense until the last minutes with Iran’s Mehdi Torabi’s shot narrowly widening the net.
The Iranian fans, numbering more than 42,000, left the stadium heartbroken.
The United States will play next Netherlands in their first match in the round of 16.