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The result

A single goal from US forward Christian Pulistic, during which he sustained an injury that landed him in hospital, gave the US the game. They go on to face the Netherlands in the final 16 of their group. The Iranians, knocked out of the contest, now face the prospect of returning home to a defensive government and a roiling nation.

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