STORY: “You know, the most important thing, tonight football won. Qatar, they are putting on a great World Cup. We’re having the best times of our lives,” said soccer fan Rob Conde.
Wales' all-time top scorer and talisman Gareth Bale scored a late penalty as the Welsh rallied in the second half to secure a point with the United States in an enthralling clash at a raucous Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.
It was the proverbial game of two halves as the U.S. went into the break with a deserved 1-0 advantage handed to them following a superb finish by Timothy Weah, the son of former World Player of the Year and current Liberia president George.
But a switch in tactics by Wales at the break to introduce target man forward Kieffer Moore changed the game and brought them back into the contest, allowing Bale to score the 82nd minute penalty he had earned after being fouled himself.
"As you can tell, we’re happy to scrape a draw," said Wales fan Ed Jones.