By the Numbers: U.S. win over Iran in context

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The USA's 1-0 win over Iran was just its ninth victory in 36 games at the World Cup.

1. 1930 Belgium 3-0 McGhee, Florie, Patenaude
2. 1930 Paraguay 3-0 Patenaude (3)
3. 1950 England 1-0 Gaetjens
4. 1994 Colombia 2-1 Own goal, Stewart
5. 2002 Portugal 3-2 O'Brien, own goal, McBride
6. 2002 Mexico 2-0 McBride,
7. 2010 Algeria 1-0 Donovan
8. 2014 Ghana 2-1 Dempsey, Brooks
9. 2022 Iran 1-0 Pulisic


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The USA finished Group B with 5 points, tying for the most points in the group stage in 92 years.

1. 1930 6 points
2. 2010 5 points
2. 2022 5 points
4. 1994 4 points
4. 2002 4 points
4. 2014 4 points
7. 1950 3 points
8. 2006 1 point
9. 1990 0 points
9. 1998 0 points
Note: The USA lost to Italy 7-1 in 1934 when the tournament was a knockout competition.

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The USA advanced out of group play for the sixth time in 10 competitions.

1. 1930 lost in semifinals
2. 1994 lost in round of 16
3. 2002 lost in quarterfinals
4. 2010 lost in round of 16
5. 2014 lost in round of 16
6. 2022 lost in round of 16

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The two shutouts in group play are the most in one tournament in 92 years.

1. 1930 2 shutouts (Douglas in goal)
1. 2022 2 shutouts (Turner in goal)
3. 1950 1 shutout (Borghi in goal)
3. 2002 1 shutout (Friedel in goal)
3. 2010 1 shutout (Howard in goal)

World Cup: Final Group B standings

1. England (Iran 6-2, USA 0-0, Wales 3-0), 7 points
2. USA (Wales 1-1, England 0-0, Iran 1-0), 5 points
3. Iran (England 2-6, Wales 2-0, USA 0-1), 3 points
4. Wales (USA 1-1, Iran 0-2, England 0-3), 1 point
Round of 16: England (Dec. 4 vs. Senegal), USA (Dec. 3 vs. Netherlands)
3 comments about "By the Numbers: U.S. win over Iran in context".
  1. Greg Gould, November 30, 2022 at 9:34 p.m.

    We haven't lost yet...

  2. Kevin Sims, November 30, 2022 at 9:43 p.m.

    2022 round of 16 yet to be played

  3. Anthony Pignataro, December 1, 2022 at 2:32 p.m.

    2010 was 12 years ago. Not 92. You guys proofreading?

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