Monday’s games in the World Cup brought as much drama as it did goals. Here’s how newspapers from around the world reported on the USMNT-Wales result. Plus we take a look at the best England-Iran covers and headlines from the always entertaining British tabloids.

American coverage of USA-Wales result

At the always sensational New York Post, Ethan Sears questioned US Head Coach Gregg Berhalter’s substitutions while their media columnist Andrew Marchand points out how FOX Sports are misleading viewers with their kickoff times. Their back page was a riff on their famous 2010 cover:

Meanwhile, the graphic designers at The New York Times flexed its muscles with an immersive interactive feature on the US goal scored by Tim Weah. Interestingly, the paper was the rare American newspaper to offer insight on Wales with the story behind the Welsh song, “Yma o Hyd.” Perhaps someday, Michael Sheen’s sensational speech should be played before it for a double dose of Welsh patriotism.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a fun interactive feature diving into how different communities in the city of brotherly love are celebrating the World Cup.

The Boston Globe offered a tiny below-the-fold front page blurb (see below) that, at first glance, made it seem like the USMNT won the game when they were simply being parochial:

Speaking of parochial, Los Angeles’ La Opinión featured LAFC’s MLS Cup winning star Gareth Bale on its cover:

USA Today delivered a hard-hitting and important editorial angle on its front page:

European coverage of USA-Wales

In the UK, millions more watched the Wales match than watched the England-Iran match, as Wales Online reports.

And across Wales, the front and back pages were understandably euphoric:

The Guardian’s Bryan Armen Graham opines that the USMNT’s path to the knockout stage is now more difficult than it needed to be because of the squad’s second-half letdown. 

France’s Le Equipe says “USA v Wales top flops: Pulisic decisive, Ramsey precious” in its match report card.

Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport‘s own report card rated Pulisic at 7.5 and Ramsey at 5.5. And the Italian sporting standard also offers a fantastic feature on Timothy Weah with the headline, “Weah, in the name of the father. Born in New York, he plays in France: now Timothy shines with his own light”

The front page of Germany’s Augsburger Allgemeine ignored the day’s action in favor of a striking image that summed up the pressure well against players wearing “One Love” armbands:

English coverage of England-Iran

England’s front and back pages always come through with fun puns and striking images.

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