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Substituted for injury against Iran, Pulisic taken to hospital ‘just in case’


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US coach Gregg Berhalter said on Tuesday that US striker Christian Pulisic had been taken to a hospital for evaluation after suffering a heavy knock during the US’s 1-0 victory over Iran. , which qualified the team for the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar.

In the 38th minute of the first half, Pulisic collided with Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand when he headed in Sergiño Dest’s cross.

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After being attended to for a few minutes, the striker returned to the pitch at Al-Thumama stadium in Doha and stayed in the game until the end of the first half, but was substituted at halftime.

“I replaced him because of the injury (…) He was taken to the hospital, I think as a precaution. He was feeling a little nauseous. It was a blow to the abdomen,” Berhalter told a news conference after the match, which Pulisic was also expected to attend. to be present because he was named the best player on the field.

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The American coach added that he was able to communicate with the player in the hospital via video call and that he was fine.

The victory over Iran assured the USA the second position in Group B of the World Cup in Qatar. In the round of 16, the Americans will face the Netherlands, which finished the first phase as leader of Group A.

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