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A Week at The World Cup with Leeds United

The Qatar World Cup invited three Leeds stars to show what they can do on the world stage...

Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson star for the USA against England.
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While Leeds United take a break from Premier League action, Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen are in Qatar representing their countries on the greatest stage of them all, the World Cup.

Tyler Adams & Brenden Aaronson (USA)

The USMNT were frustrated by Wales in their opening World Cup match-up, as Gareth Bale’s late penalty matched Timothy Weah’s opener in a 1-1 draw.

Tyler Adams was announced ahead of the tournament as the youngest captain at the 2022 World Cup. The 23-year-old has impressed since his move to Leeds this summer and impressed again in the USA’s opening tie.

Brenden Aaronson also made his World Cup debut, playing out the final 25 minutes.

The anticipated tie of the group was USA vs England as the spoils were shared once again. Adams impressed once again as his midfield trio with Weston McKennie and Musah more than matched England’s advances. Aaronson made another cameo but didn’t manage to make an impact.

Rasmus Kristensen (Demark)

Rasmus Kristensen and Denmark were also held to a stalemate in their World Cup opener, as they struggled to finish their chances against Tunisia in a 0-0 draw.

The Leeds right-back is yet to make a stand-out performance as the Danes have looked lacklustre this winter and will need a victory over Australia if they want to sneak their way into the knockout stage.