United States are picked with England and Iran in Group B in the draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar – as Gregg Berhalter’s side are handed match against Gareth Southgate’s highly-rated team
The United States have been drawn with England and Iran in the group-stage phase of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The US sealed their place at Qatar this week by claiming the third and final automatic space in North America behind Canada and Mexico, despite losing to Costa Rica in their final match.
And in Friday’s draw in the Qatari capital of Doha, Gregg Berhalter’s side were drawn against England before pots three four were drawn.
United States have been drawn against England in the draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Gregg Berhalter’s team only qualified this week having finished third in CONCACAF qualifying
Chelsea star Christian Pulisic will be the US’ key player in the World Cup later this year
The United States did not qualify in 2018, but will be hoping to reach the knockout-stages in November-December.
US coach Berhalter was handpicked to take over back in 2018 when he was plucked from MLS franchise Columbus Crew as part of a huge reset following a shambolic 2-1 defeat by Trinidad and Tobago that saw them miss out.
After an uninspiring first year in charge, Berhalter has managed to make the most of the promising crop of American talent springing up across Europe and get a tune out of them.
The United States qualified this week despite losing 2-0 to Costa Rica in a qualifying match
A former defender, the 48-year-old represented the US at two World Cups – 2002 and 2006.
Meanwhile, star player Christian Pulisic has been the poster boy for American football for a number of years and had to put up with team-mates that simply just weren’t as good as him.
But now he has some back-up in the form of Tyler Adams, Giovanni Reyna, Ricardo Pepi, Sergino Dest and Weston McKennie. With a hat-trick against Panama earlier this week, Pulisic proved he will be their biggest threat in Qatar.