The United States national team in the World Cup.. a 90-year-old dream

In its 11th participation in the FIFA World Cup Finals, the USA national team is looking forward to achieving positive results in the 2022 World Cup and repeating the achievement it achieved in the first edition of the World Cup.

The US national team played its first international match on August 16, 1916, and defeated its Swedish counterpart 3-2.

The Americans suffered the heaviest defeat in their history when they lost to Norway 11-0 on August 11, 194, and waited 60 years to score their biggest victory when they defeated Barbada 8-0 on June 15, 2008. The US national team is ranked 16th in the international rankings issued in October.

The United States team participates in the “Golden Cup” (Golden Cup), the official continental competition for the CONCACAF teams, which was established in 1963, but the US team waited until the ninth edition in 1985 to record its first participation in that competition when it was satisfied with the first round.

In 1989, the United States team reached the final round, before imposing total control of the competition, starting from 1991 when it hosted the tournament for the first time, until 2021, the date of the 16th edition, knowing that the “Golden Cup” tournament has been hosted by the United States regularly since 1991.

The US team won this championship 7 times (a record) in 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017 and 2021, while reaching the final on 6 occasions.

Despite its many continental and international participations, the US national team does not have a great history in football, and many players in international clubs did not appear in its ranks, and this may be a result of the fact that the United States of America is one of the few countries where football is not the first popular sport in it, It comes after basketball and American football in popularity.

The United States team reached the World Cup finals on 11 occasions, and in the first version of the World Cup in Uruguay, the US team reached the semi-finals when it defeated Belgium and Paraguay by one score (3-0), but later suffered a heavy loss against Argentina 6-1.

In 1994, the United States hosted the World Cup for the first time in its history, and reached the second round before exiting after losing with a goal against Brazil, who won the title in that tournament.

The United States team participated for the sixth time in the finals during the France 1998 World Cup, to present the worst participation in its history when it suffered 3 defeats in the first round against Germany and Yugoslavia and then against Iran (2-1) in a match described as the most exciting because of the political dispute between the two countries.

The US team is playing the first round of the Qatar World Cup in Group B, which includes Wales, England and Iran, and begins its matches by meeting the Wales team on November 21, 2022 at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, before playing England on the 25th of the same month at Al Bayt Stadium on To end the first round against Iran on November 29, 2022 at Al Thumama Stadium.

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