American forward Christian Pulisic was taken to the hospital Tuesday for evaluation after he was injured while scoring the U.S.’s game-winning goal against the Islamic Republic of Iran in the World Cup.
While playing in Qatar, Pulisic scored the United States’ only goal of the contest in the first half, propelling the team to a 1-0 win.
He was sidelined for the second half after he had a serious collision with the goalkeeper for Iran during his game-winning goal.
U.S. Soccer confirmed that he had some sort of an abdominal injury and that he was taken to the hospital for scans.
ESPN highlighted a photograph that was taken of Pulisic from his hospital bed.
Pulisic said, “So f***ing proud of my guys. I’ll be ready Saturday, don’t worry.”
Christian Pulisic from the hospital after suffering an abdominal injury against Iran 🦅🇺🇸
— ESPN (@espn) November 29, 2022
The games have been surrounded in controversy due to Qatar’s human rights abuses.
Between 400 to 500 migrant workers died in preparation for Qatar’s World Cup, according to an official from the local organizing committee.
The new report from Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, was shared during an interview with Pier Morgan.
“What is the honest, realistic total do you think of migrant workers who died from – as a result of work they’re doing for the World Cup in totality?” Morgan asked.
“The estimate is around 400, between 400 and 500. I don’t have the exact number. That’s something that’s been discussed,” al-Thawadi toldMorgan.
“One death is a death too many. Plain and simple,” he later added.
The previous report by Qatar’s government noted 40 deaths, listing only three as workplace-related and 37 from non-working health concerns, according to the Associated Press. A 2021 report by The Guardian placed the death toll much higher, claiming that more than 6,500 migrant workers had died in Qatar since 2011.
This report has been updated to include additional information.