Transcript for US gears up for World Cup match against Iran
- The US, of course, is gearing up for tomorrow's must win match against Iran. Our Will Reeve has been covering this thing for us from Qatar. And, Will, this is a case. When are you're coming home-- back home here to the US?
- Yeah, good morning, TJ. The stakes are simple. If the US Men's National Team doesn't win against Iran, their World Cup is over. So far, two ties for the team, a strong showing on Friday against England. They did score a goal against Wales in their first game. But that ended in a 1-1 draw as well.
So now Iran, the pressure high enough. If the team wins, they're on to the knockout stage. But political tension magnifies this game. The Iranian players and some of their fans have been showing signs of support for human rights protesters back in Iran.
And in their own nod of support, US Soccer altered the flag of Iran on a social media post. They took off the Islamic emblem from the center of it, the Federation initially saying they did that intentionally. US Soccer telling ABC News that the players and coaches had no prior knowledge of that post and that after internal discussions, US Soccer took it down. And now Iran is calling for the US to be expelled from the World Cup. Probably not gonna happen before this massive game, guys.
- Drama off the field. But there's so much. A draw will not do. They have to win this thing.
- They gotta score goals.
- They have to.
- [INAUDIBLE] Will, thank you.
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