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U.S. Men’s National Team forward Christian Pulisic has been sent to a Qatari hospital for further evaluation after suffering an abdominal injury in a World Cup match on Tuesday.
Pulisic, nicknamed “Captain America,” scored the only goal of the match as the U.S. defeated Iran 1-0. The United States now advances to the knockout Round of 16 for the first time since 2014.
PULISIC AND IRAN’S GOALKEEPER COLLIDED IN THE 1ST HALF
Pulisic had a hard collision with the Iranian goalkeeper when he appeared to get hit in the abdominal / groin area. He remained on the ground for several minutes before heading to the sidelines. Brenden Aaronson eventually replaced Pulisic after halftime.
The U.S. team found itself in a must-win situation if it wanted to keep its World Cup dreams alive. Earlier in the group round, USMNT tied both Wales 1-1 and England 0-0.
FOX Sports Jenny Taft reported that Pulisic was able to speak with his team via FaceTime from the hospital.
The United States is set to play Netherlands in the round of 16 at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday. It is unknown how significant Pulisic’s injury is, however it would be a massive loss if he’s unable to play.
After the match, a photo made the rounds on social media that purportedly shows Christian Pulisic celebrating in the hospital and saying he’d be ready for Saturday’s game.