Reaction: Five takes on USA 1, Iran 0


1. Front page news

The USA's victory over Iran garnered lavish coverage in all forms of American media, including newspaper front pages. Among the headlines:

"Red, white and through" — Washington Post.
"Knocked-out play to knockout round" — Dallas Morning News.
"Knock Out!" — New York Post.
"Guts and glory" — Philadelphia Inquirer.


2. Shoutouts from U.S. women

U.S. women's national team players past and present hailed the men's passage to the round of 16. 



3. From Pulisic followers in England

English newspapers reacted to the Chelsea attacker's heroics: "Christian Pulisic puts body on the line as Americans seal knockout spot," headlined the Times of London. The Sun reported on his "Hospital Dash." Chelsea's official web site celebrated: "Four more Chelsea players are through to the last-16 of the World Cup after England and USA won their final games in Group B, Christian Pulisic the American hero with the only goal of the game against Iran."

4. From Iran 

BBC News and other outlets reported that anti-government protesters celebrated Iran's elimination from the World Cup, and videos were posted on various platforms. The BBC also reported that, following Team Melli's loss, "State-affiliated media blamed hostile forces both inside and outside Iran for putting unfair pressure on the players."

Iran state-affiliated Tasmin News Agency ran articles headlined "Carlos Queiroz: We Will Come Back Stronger" and Iran's Hopes Dashed by US at World Cup" accompanied by a photo of U.S. midfielder Yunus Musah consoling Iran's Ramin Rezaeian.


5. The President

President Joe Biden's deputy chief of staff Bruce Reed, following Biden's speech at a Michigan event, got word of the USA's win. He relayed the result to POTUS, prompting Biden to return to the stage.


Biden was in Bay City, Michigan, to tour SK Siltron CSS, a computer chip factory, and deliver remarks on his economic plans.

1 comment about "Reaction: Five takes on USA 1, Iran 0".
  1. R2 Dad, November 30, 2022 at 8:12 p.m.

    Class move from Musah--I hadn't seen that pic til now.

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