World Cup 2022: USA vs Wales Match Preview


Wales will play their first World Cup final tournament in 64 years and they will face the USA in Al Rayyan in their Group B opener.

In the meantime, the US are back at the World Cup finals after missing the 2018 tournament.

Now, let’s have a closer look at this match, what to expect from it, who has better chances to win, etc.


World Cup 2022, Group Stage, Group B, USA vs Wales

21 November, 2022, Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan


World Cup 2022: USA National

The U.S. team played in 11 FIFA World Cups, including the first in 1930, where they reached the semi-finals. They returned in 1934 and 1950, defeating England 1–0 in the latter, but did not qualify again until 1990.

As host in 1994, the U.S. received an automatic berth and lost to Brazil in the round of sixteen. They qualified for the next five World Cups. The U.S. reached the quarter-finals in 2002.


USA Squad for the World Cup 2022

Coach: Gregg Berhalter

Goalkeepers: Ethan Horvath, Sean Johnson, Matt Turner

Defenders: Cameron Carter-Vickers, Sergiño Dest, Aaron Long, Shaq Moore, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson, Joe Scally, DeAndre Yedlin, Walker Zimmerman

Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson, Kellyn Acosta, Tyler Adams, Luca de la Torre, Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, Cristian Roldan

Forwards: Jesús Ferreira, Jordan Morris, Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Josh Sargent, Tim Weah, Haji Wright

USA’s Group B fixtures

Nov. 21, USA vs Wales

Nov. 25, USA vs England

Nov. 29, USA vs Iran


World Cup 2022: Wales National

Wales has entered all the World Cups since 1950, but has only qualified for two finals tournaments, in 1958 and 2022. In 1958, they reached the quarter-finals and lost to eventual winners Brazil.

Wales Squad for the World Cup 2022

Coach: Rob Page

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Adam Davies

Defenders: Neco Williams, Ben Davies, Tom Lockyer, Ben Cabango, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepham, Chris Gunter, Ethan Ampadu, Connor Roberts

Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Matthew Harry Wilson, Joe Morrell, Smith, Dylan Levitt, Jonny Williams, Sorba Thomas, Rubin Colwill

Forwards: Gareth Bale, Brennan Johnson, Kieffer Moore, Dan James, Mark Harris

Wales’s Group B fixtures

Nov. 21, Wales vs USA, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Nov. 25, Wales vs Iran, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

Nov. 29, England vs Wales, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium


World Cup 2022 USA vs Wales: Predictions

The USA will start what they hope to be a successful run against Wales. They missed out on the 2018 tournament, but they have a young and talented team with hunger to win.

Wales also should be wildly motivated, as it’s their first World Cup in 64 years. Wales made the quarterfinals in 1958, while the USA have reached the knockout round 4 times.

The USA had an up-and-down qualifying run but a 0-0 draw with Mexico and an emphatic 5-1 victory against Panama secured them a spot.

Wales beat Austria 2-1 in a UEFA qualifying playoff semifinal then pulled off a 1-0 victory in an emotionally charged final against Ukraine.

The USA are considered to have a bit more chances to win the match. Though, it’ll be tough, as Wales will do everything to win their 1st World Cup match in 64 years.


What do you think, how will this match end? Let us know in the comments!