USA held to 1-1 draw with Wales in their World Cup opener

USA held to 1-1 draw with Wales in their World Cup opener

Timothy Weah, Gareth Bale produce goal each for their sides at Al Rayyan Stadium

By Emre Asikci

ISTANBUL (AA) - The US were held to a 1-1 draw with Wales in their World Cup Group B opener Monday.

Playing at Al Rayyan Stadium in Qatar, team USA opened the scoring with a close-range finish in the 36th minute from Timothy Weah, the son of legendary Liberian striker George Weah.

Wales were awarded an 82nd-minute penalty after their captain, Gareth Bale, was brought down in the penalty area by Walker Zimmerman.

After a minute, Bale converted the penalty to level the match at 1-1.

In another Group B clash, England made a good World Cup start, beating Iran 6-2 at Khalifa International Stadium.

The 29-day football event kicked off on Sunday and will end with the final at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Iconic Stadium on Dec.18.

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