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Qatar 2022: Liberian President George Weah’s son scores in USA, Wales draw

Timothy Weah, the son of Liberian President George Weah, netted the United States of America’s goal in their 1-1 draw with Wales at the Qatar 2022 World Cup tonight.

Born in New York to the former World Player of the Year and current President of the West African country, Timothy has been playing for his country of birth at senior level since 2018.

With the senior Weah (who was World Player of the Year in 1995 and starred for Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan while captaining Liberia) watching in the stands at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, the 22-year-old Timothy struck in the first half before Gareth Bale equalised late for Wales.

USA were the far better team against the defensive Wales in the first half and the Americans almost took an early lead.

Weah’s cross from the right almost resulted in an own goal but for the sharp instincts of goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy who rescued Wales.

The Americans were rewarded for the positive play with nine minutes left in the first half when Christian Pulisic played Lille forward Weah through to poke the ball beyond Hennessy.

Wales were much improved in the second half after the introduction of striker Kieffer Moore, and they began to trouble the American defence.

Bale then rode to his side’s rescue with his late penalty in Wales’ first World Cup game in 64 years.

With nine minutes left, former Real Madrid star Bale was brought down in the US box by Tim Ream. He confidently struck his penalty into the net to send the travelling Welsh supporters behind that goal into raptures.

Wales finished the game strongly, happy to have secured a point on their long-awaited World Cup return after they had appeared to be heading for a defeat which would have left them with a tough route to the knockout rounds.

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