This is 'Qatar now' to deliver the news of the Qatar World Cup.

The United States advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in eight years by beating Iran, a political rival.

The United States and Iran, who met in the World Cup finals for the first time in 24 years, played a fateful match for tickets to the round of 16.

The United States, which was at a disadvantage in third place, one point behind Iran, was unable to break through Iran's solid defense, so-called 'swamp football' in the beginning, but in the 38th minute of the first half, a decisive blow broke out.

Dest's exquisite pass from the right to the head was followed by a right-footed shot by Pulisic as he rushed in to open Iran's goal.

American soccer star Pulisik, who plays for Chelsea in England, saved the team from a crisis.

Even with Pulisic injured after colliding with the goalkeeper during the scoring process and being substituted after playing only the first half, the USA held on to a one-goal lead to win 1-0.

The United States, which finished second in Group B after England, advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in eight years since the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

Iran failed to overcome the last hurdle and was eliminated from the group stage for the third time in a row.