2022 FIFA World Cup Preview: How Far Can Team USA Go in Qatar?

Nov 20, 2022, 6:00 AM | Updated: May 21, 2024, 10:43 pm

USA's midfielder Christian Pulisic (L) takes part in a training session at the team's training camp...

USA's midfielder Christian Pulisic (L) takes part in a training session at the team's training camp in Doha on November 16, 2022, ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

(Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

The holiday season is here folks, and with that comes a special edition of the 2022 FIFA World Cup taking place for the next month.

Kickoff from Qatar gets underway this weekend but the United States Mens National team don’t start their 2022 Group Stage campaign until Monday, Nov 21st against Wales. Team USA will play three games in the group stage against its opponents in Group B, which also includes Iran and England, hoping to advance to the Round of 16.

It’s the first time the United States men have qualified for a World Cup since 2014. The U.S. men failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after suffering a disaster loss to Trinidad and Tobago in the final qualifying match. Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras made the tournament over the Red, White and Blue. In 2014, they advanced to the knockout stages, losing to Belgium, 2-1, during extra time in the Round of 16.

This time around the USMNT possesses the second-youngest World Cup roster ever, with nine players in the Under-23 range. Led by captain winger Christian Pulisic of Chelsea F.C. in England, many spectators are anticipating a ferocious squad of Americans to take the organization to the next level this year.

How to Watch Team USA:

All of the Red, White, and Blue’s matches will be broadcast on FOX and Telemundo.

How to Stream Matches:

Cable subscribers can log in on FOX.com, or associated apps, to stream their local channel for free. Others can sign up for free trials on fuboTVDirecTV Stream, or YouTube TV to enjoy free live streams of the USMNT World Cup Group Stage games. You can also watch via Hulu + Live TV, but that will require a payment first.

When is the First Match of the Tournament:

The first match takes place between the host nation, Qatar, and Ecuador Sunday Nov. 21st at 8 a.m. PST. You can catch the action on Fox Sports 1, or in Spanish on Telemundo.

Team USA’s Schedule:

  • Nov. 21st vs. Wales – 11 a.m. PST
  • Nov. 25th vs. England – 11 a.m. PST
  • Nov. 29th vs. Iran – 11 a.m. PST

The Schedule for the Bracket Portion of the World Cup

  • Round of 16: Saturday, 12/3 – Tuesday, 12/6
  • Quarterfinals: Friday, 12/9 – Saturday, 12/10
  • Semifinals: Tuesday, 12/13 – Wednesday, 12/14
  • Third Place: Saturday, 12/17
  • Final: Sunday, 12/18

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