Qatar vs USA: Qatar will go up against the USA in the first semi-final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021. The match will take place at the Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas.
Both sides will look to win this match and progress to the summit clash of the event. With two strong sides taking on each other, one can expect a close contest on the cards.
The Maroon finished atop the Group D points table with seven points, having won two matches and drawn one. The Asian side hasn’t lost a single game in their campaign thus far. They squared off against El Salvador in their quarter-final fixture.
Qatar found the net twice in the first eight minutes of the match. Almoez Ali netted converted a penalty at the 55th minute to give his side a 3-0 lead in the game. El Salvador bounced back with two goals within four minutes but ended up on the losing side.
United States of America topped the Group B points table with three wins in three matches. They extended their winning run when they defeated Jamaica 1-0 in the quarter-final fixture. Matthew Hope scored the only goal of the match at the 83rd minute and helped his side brush past the Reggae Boyz with ease.
Qatar vs USA: Head-to-Head
They will face each other for the first time on Friday.
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Qatar vs USA: Team News
Both teams don’t have any injury concerns. Neither of the teams’ players are suspended for the crucial encounter.
Probable Playing XI
Saad Al Sheeb, Ro-Ro, Abdelkarim Hassan, Tarek Salman, Boulam Khouki, Abdulaziz Hatem, Mohammed Waad, Karim Boudiaf, Akram Akif, Hassan Al-Haydos, Almoez Ali
Matt Turner, Shaquell Moore, Walker Zimmerman, James Sands, Sam Vines, Jackson Yueill, Cristian Roldan, Sebastian Lletget, Gianluca Busio, Gyasi Zardes, Daryl Dike
We’re expecting a tough contest between the two sides. However, the USA have the upper hand as they have neither lost nor drawn a game in the ongoing edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.