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Germany has one point in two World Cup matches and is still at the bottom of Group E, yet sitting down there with hope.
For the U.S. men's national team, nothing good will come from another World Cup draw on Tuesday. The United States must beat Iran to advance.
Qatar is the smallest country ever to hold the tournament, dwarfed by prior hosts Russia and Brazil, and a future host: the entire continent of North America.
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In a statement, the U.S. Soccer Federation, which oversees the national teams, said the decision was made to “show support for the women in Iran fighting for basic human rights.”
Qatar's only land border is a quiet stretch of desert — and a bustling meeting point for Saudi soccer fans fired up by a historic upset of Argentina.
The Three Lions, fresh off a runner-up in the most recent Euros and a strong World Cup in 2018, remain winless against the United States in soccer's signature event.
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