- Christian Pulisic scored the only goal of the game as the United States of America beat Iran in the World Cup
- Chelsea's Pulisic had to be substituted at halftime after colliding with the keeper as he scored for the USA
- The Netherlands and USA will contest the first Round of 16 fixture and Pulisic is ready for it, despite being injured
You can’t keep Christian Pulisic down.
The United States of America attacker didn’t let an injury stop him as he celebrated his team’s victory over Iran in the FIFA World Cup.
What happened to Pulisic?
As reported by The Guardian, Pulisic was taken to hospital after he sustained an injury following a collision with Iran’s goalkeeper, Alireza Beiranvand. The collision occurred in the 38th minute as Pulisic opened the scoring for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT).
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The goal would prove to be crucial as the USMNT ran out 1-0 winners. Pulisic tried to continue playing but was eventually substituted at half-time.
What did scans reveal?
Pulisic underwent scans in the hospital where he was diagnosed with diagnosed as having a pelvic contusion. USA coach Gregg Berhalter explained that Pulisic was feeling some dizziness on the field, but was in good spirits when they FaceTimed him while he was in the hospital.
What next for the USA?
The victory over Iran saw the USA qualify for the Round of 16 in the tournament and set up a clash against the Netherlands. The two sides will contest the first game in the round of 16 stage of the World Cup.
Will Pulisic be fit?
It’s going to take a lot to keep Pulisic out of the clash against the Dutch. Captain America, as he often called, posted a photo from his hospital bed confirming that he will be ready on Saturday.
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Christian Pulisic and the American national football team has received plaudits from arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, LeBron James, following their heroics in Qatar.
Pulisic starred against Iran as America confirmed their spot in the round of 16 at the ongoing World Cup finals.
Congratulatory messages have streamed from Americans led by James, who encouraged the team to keep going, Sports Brief earlier reported.