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Who the United States Could Play Next If It Beats Iran Tuesday

If the United States men’s national team upends Iran in their final group play match on Tuesday, the road ahead for the squad in the elimination round has started to come into focus.

The USMNT needs a victory against Iran to advance to the round of 16, where they would take on either the Netherlands or Senegal, which sealed their spots in the elimination bracket earlier on Tuesday. The most likely matchup for the U.S., which seems poised for a runner-up finish in Group B behind England if it beats Iran, would be the Netherlands–the Group A victor.