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Can the U.S. compete with England at the World Cup? Your questions, answered.

Wales winger Sorba Thomas and U.S. forward Christian Pulisic. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

After an eight-year gap between World Cup appearances, the U.S. men’s national team returned to the global stage with a 1-1 draw against Wales on Monday.

The result left the Americans’ odds of advancing up in the air ahead of Friday’s match against England and the group stage finale vs. Iran on Nov. 29. With that in mind, I took your questions on the U.S. men’s national team’s performance against Wales, the Americans’ chances going forward and anything else you wanted to know about the World Cup in Qatar.

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Here are some of the questions I answered:

Read the full chat below.

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Thomas Floyd, an editor for The Post’s Sports section, produced this Q&A.