The United States put forth a mightily impressive performance against world No. 5-ranked team England, but couldn’t manage a goal as the two teams played to a 0-0 draw in World Cup Group B.
It was a high-quality display from Gregg Berhalter’s side, led by the midfield as Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah bossed the match. Christian Pulisic was pulling the strings up front, and rattled the crossbar with a laser-guided shot in the first half, but couldn’t find a winner.
England coach Gareth Southgate will have questions to ask about his midfield moving forward into their finale against Wales, and there will be discussions about personnel in the attack as well. Harry Kane had a chance to win the match at the death but put his header wide.
The United States now has a clear objective in their final match of the group — win, and you’re in. For England, they need just a point against Wales to move into the knockout stage.
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USA (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Turner (GK) — 2. Dest (Moore, 78′), 3. Zimmerman, 13. Ream, 5. Robinson — 8. McKennie (Aaronson, 77′), 4. Adams, 6. Musah — 21. Weah (Reyna, 83′), 19. Wright, 10. Pulisic.
England (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Pickford (GK) — 12. Trippier, 5. Stones, 6. Maguire, 3. Shaw — 22. Bellingham (Henderson, 69′), 4. Rice — 17. Saka, 19. Mount, 10. Sterling (Grealish, 69′) — 9. Kane.
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Group B standings:
Wow. What a thrilling match, and in the end, the points are shared. That’s a valuable point for both sides, and while fans will be upset not to get a goal from their immense amounts of pressure, it’s still an impressive performance from the U.S. overall.
Berhalter will again get questions regarding his substitutions, but overall, the U.S. brought it to England today, and did everything but score.
90+4 min: The United States will have a free-kick with the final action of the game…it’s down the line to Gio Reyna, it goes out of play…and that’s the final whistle. A total waste at the end.
90+2 min: Chance, England! With four minutes of stoppage time to play, Jack Grealish intercepts a Walker Zimmerman pass down the middle and Yunus Musah fouls him to concede a set-piece. This is a dangerous moment for England at the death, and they’re in no hurry to take…
Luke Shaw to deliver…AND KANE HEADS WIDE! It was a free header, and he completely wastes it! Harry Kane beat Tim Ream, and the ball comes off the top of his head and it goes well wide. That would have been the game won right there for England, but the chance goes by.
Watch in the USA:
Exhale, @USMNT fans 😅 pic.twitter.com/xZIwImTz9Z
89th min: In one of the most wacko passages of play you’ll ever see, started by Matt Turner who dribbles out of his own penalty area past two England attackers, Brenden Aaronson finds Shaq Moore, whose cutback from the right is cleared. The United States is unloading the kitchen sink to find a goal in this one.
85th min: England have a dangerous set-piece, and it’s a great curling out-swinger, but Tim Ream gets onto it first to clear, and then Christian Pulisic is fouled to clear the danger. This will be a thrilling finish to this match, can either side get a winner?
82nd min: U.S. fans clamoring for Gio Reyna will get their wish. Tim Weah makes way as the Borussia Dortmund youngster comes onto the field. Josh Sargent also makes his first appearance, with Haji Wright off.
Gio Reyna makes his World Cup debut for the USMNT. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/34oRIMw69a
80th min: The United States send a ball down the right for Tim Weah, and it takes a massive tackle from Harry Maguire to stop the counter. He comes up holding the back of his left leg. He’s been absolutely immense for England today, and that would be a worrying injury.
77th min: After an insanely long passage of play, the U.S. can finally make the substitution as Brenden Aaronson comes on for Weston McKennie. It’s been a sensational performance from McKennie, who is spent, and will be saved for the all-important Iran game. Shaq Moore comes on for Sergino Dest as well, as expected.
Marcus Rashford comes on for Bukayo Saka on the England side.
74th min: Jack Grealish has completely turned this game on its head, and England are beginning to regain their ascendency. U.S. players look like they’re beginning to tire. Brenden Aarsonson is ready on the touchline waiting for a moment to come in, likely for Weston McKennie, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Sergino Dest replaced at some point soon as well.
70th min: Jack Grealish’s first touch is a beautiful one, weaving his way through defenders at the top-left corner of the penalty area, and Weston McKennie puts in a dangerous tackle, but gets away with it as he dispossesses Grealish. England looking to regain a foothold in this match, Gregg Berhalter will have to respond at some point.
68th min: The substitutions are finally made from England. It’s Jordan Henderson and Jack Grealish for Jude Bellingham and Raheem Sterling. Phil Foden’s absence remains a mystery.
65th min: Jordan Henderson is being readied by Gareth Southgate. The England boss wants to shore up the midfield, which is being torn to shreds. Henderson, at his third World Cup, did not play in the opener against Iran.
Gareth Southgate with a death grip on Jordan Henderson’s shoulder. Anxiety building.
63rd min: It is ALL USA right now. Loud chants around the stadium in Qatar, and England players showing lots of frustration. Tyler Adams fouled in midfield. Not sure what Gareth Southgate is waiting for to make needed substitutions. A sixth corner coming for the US…
It’s another great delivery, and Jordan Pickford gets a slight touch to concede yet another corner from the other side. It’s a U.S. wave right now…and a foul on Raheem Sterling relieves the pressure for England. The United States still can’t find an opener.
This is comically bad. Fair play to the US. Gareth needs to make changes. It’s appalling.
59th min: The U.S. earns a corner, and Christian Pulisic, who was awful on set-piece deliveries against Wales, puts in a brilliant ball to the far post. Walker Zimmerman gets free, but it’s cleared away just before the U.S. center-back can get there. The United States have picked up where they left off in the first half.
He puts in two more brilliant deliveries from corners, but Harry Maguire is there to clear both. The Manchester United center-back has been big today.
Harry Maguire has been immense for England tonight against the USMNT. 😤 pic.twitter.com/t2VnQxLNdg
53rd min: Tim Weah takes a really hefty challenge from Luke Shaw who goes over the ball and onto the shins of Weah with his studs. Not even a foul is whistled for. It should have been at least a yellow, and maybe even a red card. Somehow, VAR does not intervene either. Just really poor officiating yet again.
#USMNT 🤔 pic.twitter.com/n0SUYZNmqA
Watch in the USA:
No card was given for this challenge on Tim Weah pic.twitter.com/fkWOYIvIlk
49th min: Chance, USA! Weston McKennie skies another chance! A sensational tackle by Antonee Robinson springs a counter, and Haji Wright ends up with it in front of net. His right-footed rip is blocked, but the ball falls to McKennie outside the top-right corner of the penalty area. He takes aim, and sends the ball into Row Z.
Watch in the USA:
The @USMNT picks up right where it left off, putting pressure on England 😤 pic.twitter.com/dThpNPm6li
46th min: The second half is under way. The United States looked by far the better side in the first half, but both teams were dangerous at times. Gregg Berhalter needs to show he can coach on the fly in the second half, now’s as good a time as any for U.S. fans.
No changes out of halftime for either team. Weston McKennie was a different player in the first half, a welcome sight for U.S. fans. He’s on a yellow card, though, and needs to be careful in this second half.
After the first half, Weston McKennie leads all United States players in:
Possessions won (3)
Passes inside the final third (8) Final third entries (4) pic.twitter.com/pQsS5KMevJ
Halftime: Mason Mount is all of us here at halftime. On both sides.
Scoreless at the half between England and USA 👀 pic.twitter.com/wMEWHVc4Hg
Halftime: Former U.S. international and current ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman has thoughts on what Gregg Berhalter should do at halftime.
If 4-4-2 is where the @USMNT want to be, then I’m bringing on Aaronson for sure and playing CP as a forward with Weah. Hell even Reyna should come on shortly as well to give them an outlet “in the hole”. Possession has gotten much better in last 10’. #USMNT
Halftime whistle: Through the opening 45 minutes, England were well beaten by the U.S. on the run of play, but the United States was unable to find an opener to cash in. It’s a major let-off for the European side, and Gareth Southgate will have to make changes at the break.
Gregg Berhalter was out-coached by Wales head man Rob Page in the second half of their first World Cup match, unable to respond in a timely manner to their halftime substitution. Can he do better now against Southgate’s changes?
Good Pulisic and Good McKennie showed up in first 45.
Reductive, but hard to overstate how important that is.
#USMNT‘s first-half touches…look pretty good? pic.twitter.com/N3k24rSHwj
45+1 min: Chance, England! MATT TURNER SAVES FROM MASON MOUNT! It’s the best chance of the half for England, as Mount takes aim from outside the penalty area with nobody in his way, but Turner gets down low to stop the effort. Big moment for him in his first official save of the half.
45th min: Finally England have a dangerous move forward, and Luke Shaw nutmegs Sergino Dest to create an opening. Raheem Sterling meets the horizontal ball but he’s cut off and fires well wide and over. It was an extremely tight angle for the shot, a very low-percentage effort.
One minute of stoppage time shown on the electronic board, which is nothing compared to what we’ve seen so far this tournament.
43rd min: Chance, USA! Now Pulisic goes wide with a header! This is unrelenting pressure from the United States, but again they fail to cash in.
Watch in the USA:
The chances keep coming for the @USMNT 👀 pic.twitter.com/3wLv1Bukvz
41st min: The United States continues to be the better attacking team. Sergino Dest now moves forward into the box and takes a rip, but it’s deflected by Harry Maguire for a corner. The pressure from the North American underdogs is relentless.
Pulisic’s corner delivery is good, but there’s hardly anyone there to meet it. Odd set-piece there from the U.S.
36th min: It’s a half-chance for England in what would have been an absolutely audacious attempt from Raheem Sterling, who flicks a backheel goal-ward with his back to net, but it’s blocked by Walker Zimmerman. That would have been stunning.
Christian Pulisic nearly catches England napping as Matt Turner’s deep kick finds the U.S. winger streaking on the counter, but John Stones does just enough to push it out for a throw. Excellent intent, and brilliant distribution from the Arsenal goalkeeper.
33rd min: Chance, USA! PULISIC OFF THE CROSSBAR! Yunus Musah and Weston McKennie both involved in the buildup, and the Chelsea man rips a laser that hammers straight off the woodwork. The U.S. have been the better attacking side over the past 15 minutes, but have nothing to show for it. Canada looked bright early against Belgium a few days ago but were punished for a lack of finishing, the U.S. could suffer a similar fate if they don’t cash in soon.
Watch in the USA:
PULISIC OFF THE CROSSBAR 😱
Pulisic hits the bar#FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/h1oMt06LZ3
31st min: Yunus Musah is taken down in transition by John Stones, and goes rolling away. Tyler Adams is pleading for a yellow card, but the Venezuelan referee does not go to his pocket. Weston McKennie, moments later, is whistled for a soft foul.
The U.S. players showed significant frustration with the officiating in the draw with Wales, for good reason, and they’re similarly aggravated today.
29th min: The USMNT is feeling it now, as Yunus Musah has a hit from deep. It’s a good effort, but it takes a deflection right into the arms of Jordan Pickford. England look surprised by the U.S. attacking intent.
26th min: Chance, USA! OH NO! That HAS to be in the back of the net! Weston McKennie has an INCREDIBLE chance to open the scoring, but he blasts it over the bar!
A fantastic cross from Tim Weah on the right finds the Juventus midfielder right on the penalty spot unmarked, but he’s leaning back and skies it with the goal gaping. Best chance of the game for either side, and it goes begging. You cannot miss those opportunities against the No. 5 team in the world.
Watch in the USA:
Oh my 😳
Weston McKennie nearly puts the half volley in!#FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/ClSLVOcB0A
20th min: A fantastic tackle in midfield from Yunus Musah starts a good U.S. attacking move that feels dangerous, but a cross from the right from Sergino Dest goes directly into Jordan Pickford’s waiting arms. It’s a very promising counter but ends with a poor delivery.
17th min: Chance, USA! The first real chance for the U.S. comes to Haji Wright on a cross from deep, but his effort is a really high degree of difficulty and goes wide. He was under heavy pressure from an England defender. It would have been a spectacular effort to even get that on frame.
Watch in the USA:
Haji Wright is knocking 👀@USMNT pic.twitter.com/m5ASlVuKN8
13th min: England now asserting their possessional dominance. Antonee Robinson has been great defensively on the left against Bukayo Saka, but the Arsenal man also looks dangerous. That’s a huge battle early.
10th min: Chance, England! It’s so close to the opener! An incisive move forward from Bukayo Saka opens up the U.S. defense, and he cuts back to the penalty spot for Harry Kane. Only a necessary Walker Zimmerman block keeps the chance out, it’s an early warning shot from the European side.
Watch in the USA:
How did this not go in?! 😳
Early chance for Harry Kane, but Walker Zimmerman makes the crucial block#FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/jY5IMgBWRa
9th min: Haji Wright and Jude Bellingham collide off the ball. Both are slow to get up, but no whistle stops play, so they both pick themselves up off the turf gingerly.
7th min: Gareth Southgate can be heard shouting to his players about the U.S. system as well. This has caught many people off guard. The U.S. has had a lot of the ball here in the early going, with both teams pressing relatively high out of possession.
The U.S. is making a great effort to keep Declan Rice from receiving the ball in England’s buildup. The two strikers off the ball are pinching centrally to force the England defenders to push it wide instead.
There’s not a lot of action early. Lots of feeling the opposition out from both sides.
2nd min: The United States, fascinatingly, are playing a 4-4-2, which varies greatly from what Gregg Berhalter has done in the past. Maybe more like a 4-4-1-1 on the ball. Berhalter has been very loyal to the 4-3-3 throughout the last two years of his tenure. Today, it’s Haji Wright up front alongside Tim Weah.
1st min: WE’RE OFF! England vs. USA from the 2022 World Cup, on Black Friday in the United States!
England v USA 🏴🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/qb22jug3d3
9 mins to kickoff: With minutes to go before this big match, England striker Harry Kane tells Tom Rinaldi of Fox that he has interest in becoming an NFL kicker after his football career is over. Could it happen? He could even come back and play a game in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium!
England’s Harry Kane told Tom Rinaldi he has interest in being an NFL kicker after his soccer career.
“To have the opportunity to try and become an NFL kicker would be quite unique and completely different.” pic.twitter.com/H1gcyseZPm
Before Harry Kane became one of the greatest soccer players in the world, he found inspiration from @TomBrady
Tom Rinaldi sat down with the English footballer to talk about how Brady’s underdog story helped motivate him ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/9S3VToZGls
23 mins to kickoff: One thing to keep in mind for U.S. fans: three players in the starting lineup — Weston McKennie, Sergino Dest, and Tim Ream — are sitting on yellow card suspensions. With how the group has shaken out, the match against Iran is far more meaningful than this game against England. Additionally, the referee assigned to this game is known for handing out yellow cards like candy.
The three will have to be very careful to avoid triggering a suspension and missing the group stage finale. This is a massive risk by Gregg Berhalter.
35 mins to kickoff: England striker Harry Kane is two goals away from becoming England’s all-time leading goalscorer, but there’s lots of attention on Bukayo Saka who sees Arsenal to a top milestone for the Three Lions.
100 – Bukayo Saka today makes the 100th England appearance at a major tournament by an Arsenal player, with the Gunners the fourth team to provide a century of player appearances at major tournaments for the Three Lions (also Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs). Stocked. pic.twitter.com/tRFs1plZUy
48 mins to kickoff: Haji Wright is the only player brought into the starting lineup who did not start against Wales in the opener. He’s earned just his fifth international cap in an extremely important match. It’s a surprise, given that Jesus Ferreira is the best U.S. pressing forward, and the high press will be extremely important if the U.S. expect to cause the England back line any problems and get a result from this game.
5 – Haji Wright is the first #USMNT player to start at the World Cup in one of his first five caps since David Regis in 1998. Trust. pic.twitter.com/6g0giMKdkF
1 hour 10 mins from kickoff: The lineups is in, and it’s a questionable one at best for the United States. Sergino Dest, on a yellow card, is deployed at right-back despite his defensive frailties, while Weston McKennie also starts despite fitness questions and a yellow card worry for him as well.
Up front, Brenden Aaronson and Gio Reyna are once again left out in the cold, as Tim Weah starts on the wing again opposite Christian Pulisic. The only change from the opener is up front as Haji Wright, not Jesus Ferreira, is deployed at central striker.
1994 – The #USMNT hasn’t named the same starting lineup in consecutive World Cup matches since between its second and third group stage matches in 1994. Tweaks. pic.twitter.com/67NOpCHmrj
For England, it’s an unchanged side from Gareth Southgate, as has been expected for days.
1 hour 44 mins from kickoff: Looks like some great traveling support for the U.S. in Qatar!
#USMNT fans outside Al Bayt Stadium ahead of #USAvENG#FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/tQVjNIHfrS
1 hour 56 mins from kickoff: There’s been lots of talk about Jude Bellingham and his exciting rise to prominence within the England national team, but the highest rated player of the entire first round of group-stage matches, according to stats website WhoScored, was his teammate Bukayo Saka. The Arsenal winger bagged a brace in the match and is an electric young talent, the U.S. will have their hands full with him down the flank.
Saka had three shots on target in the opener against Iran, which is two fewer than all others players combined in the England and USA squads.
⭐ Star player from #Qatar2022 Matchday 1
💫 @BukayoSaka87 – 9.20#FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/pPzJ9X6VPH
2 hours 20 mins from kickoff: Of all the ways to approach this match, this is one of them!
On this day in 1783, the last British troops evacuate New York City.
USA is +550 to beat England again 239 years later #USMNT pic.twitter.com/hkb7MQA7g1
2 hours 32 mins from kickoff: Gregg Berhalter rewarded his U.S. players with quite a special gift ahead of the match against England.
Last night, every @USMNT player was gifted a personalized Tiffany & Co. bracelet with their name in Arabic and their unique FIFA World Cup number 💍🇺🇸@JennyTaft shares the message behind the gift ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/3mpfqw28pl
2 hours 57 mins from kickoff: There were four Fulham players on the field in USA vs. Wales, the most of any club. Today, with no Fulham players on the England squad, it’s just Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson for the U.S. to represent the Premier League club. They posted a humorous Tweet recognizing their torn nature in today’s match.
It’s actually quite a smart approach from Fulham. MLS club LAFC got serious flak for their aggressive post on Twitter furiously celebrating Gareth Bale’s late goal against the United States.
From a wider perspective, Gregg Berhalter and the U.S. players have been open about how they feel a familiarity with England players via their own Premier League names, and how that hands them a slight advantage in today’s match.
Well, this is awkward… 😳
🏴 v 🇺🇸 (KO: 7pm GMT)#FFC pic.twitter.com/BjzuiLBCM3
3 hrs 17 mins from kickoff: If there’s one thing to know about this match ahead of time, it’s the referee set to take charge. Venezuelan official Jesus Valenzuela won the CONMEBOL Referee of the Year award in 2021, but he’s known for being an absolute yellow card machine.
While CONMEBOL itself is a yellow card factory, Valenzuela gave a gargantuan number of cautions through his recent match history. Here’s a closer look:
FIFA has assigned Venezuelan referee Jesus Valenzuela to officiate the England vs. #USMNT match at the #FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2022
Valenzuela was given the CONMEBOL best referee award in 2021. He dishes out CARDZZZZZZZ.
Officiating was an issue in USA vs. Wales. pic.twitter.com/Lbl2E68aXC
3 hrs 35 mins from kickoff: With the game still a few hours off, take a look at my betting preview for the match here. It’s not ideal reading for U.S. fans, as I expect England to win by multiple goals with a smothering second-half performance.
This tournament has, however, been extremely hard to predict, so that doesn’t by any stretch mean the U.S. have no chance to secure a result in this match. They’re just up against an extremely strong side with lots of talent!
Today’s the day. England. USA. The World Cup. Black Friday.
How do you see the match playing out? Here’s my predictions. Sorry, #USMNT fans.#ENG #USA #FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2022 https://t.co/6d9M9nHURz
3 hrs 54 mins from kickoff: One of the greatest World Cup upsets of all time came back in 1950 when the United States stunned England 1-0. England came into the tournament among the favorites, while the United States were a rag-tag bunch of part-time players not expected to challenge anyone for anything.
At the 1950 World Cup, the @USMNT was comprised of part-time, amateur players. That group of 11 men made themselves legends with a 1-0 win over the heavily favored English side in the most shocking upset in tournament history! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/GdizXthGvJ
4 hrs 5 mins from kickoff: Ever wonder why the beautiful game is called “football” in England but “soccer” in the United States? Here’s a brief explanation why, from yours truly. It’s only a recent shift in linguistics!
4 hrs 38 mins from kickoff: Diving a little more into scenarios for the United States — today vs. England is nearly meaningless. A draw would mean they’re able to fend off any Wales result on the final day, while a win means they only need to draw with Iran to make it through.
Still, no matter what, the United States need a result on the final day against Iran to make it through, and likely a win. In my opinion, having almost zero stakes against England is a positive for the U.S. as they can now play much more free of pressure without feeling like they need a result. They can lose by 10 goals to England, and a win over Iran still almost surely sees them through.
Here’s the basic #USMNT qualification scenarios based on today’s possible results vs. #ENG
– Win vs. England: Need D or W vs. Iran to advance
– Draw vs. England: Need W vs. Iran to advance
– Lose vs. England: Need W vs. Iran to advance AND Wales not beat England & make up GD
5 hrs 5 mins from kickoff: WHAT a result for the United States in the first game of the day. With Iran beating Wales, the United States are in a fantastic position to advance through the group. In fact, now the match against England becomes simply a bonus.
Here’s the simple situation for the U.S. to qualify for the knockout stage: Win vs. Iran and you’re in. There are a few more quirks to that, but it’s essentially as simple as that.
Watch the Wales vs. Iran highlights in the USA:
WHAT AN ENDING. Iran scores two goals in stoppage time to get the victory over Wales 🇮🇷
Rewatch their last minute heroics in our 90′ in 90″ highlights ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/5PGDs1I5Fc
The match against England today now becomes a bonus. Defeat, even by a hefty margin, wouldn’t be earth-shattering. The U.S. can go for points today with very little to lose.
5 hrs 15 mins from kickoff: The USA will be wearing a blue kit for its final two matches. It’s a kit that was not received well when it first came out.
USMNT to wear blue kits in remaining Group B matches against England on Friday and Iran next Tuesday, per a spokesperson.
Only played one match in them: 0-0 draw vs. Saudi Arabia in September. pic.twitter.com/UCWQVpG21d
5 hrs 30 mins from kickoff: The last match in which England and the USA met in the World Cup will always be remembered for this howler by England ‘keeper Robert Green, which allowed Clint Dempsey to net and level things up 1-1.
The last time USA played England in a World Cup match…
Clint Dempsey happened and so did Rob Green. 🇺🇸
And that 1-1 result led to this famous back page in the USA:
The last time England played USA in a World Cup… pic.twitter.com/q1PHxh4kSm
But did you know that the two protagonists of that moment got together years later to talk about it? Dempsey got emotional about it.
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The U.S. team has confirmed that all players are healthy and available after a controversy that erupted over whether injury-prone playmaking talent Gio Reyna was healthy enough to come on as a sub vs. Wales. The player and coach had differing accounts after the match.
There’s only one change from the opening match, as Haji Wright, not Jesus Ferreira, is deployed at central striker. Josh Sargent heads to the bench.
Tim Weah, on a yellow card worry, is left to start again on the right wing over both Gio Reyna and Brenden Aaronson. Weston McKennie, who looked well short of full fitness against Wales and had to come off, also retains his place, also on a yellow card.
USA confirmed lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Matt Turner (GK) — 2-Sergino Dest, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 13-Tim Ream, 5-Antonee Robinson — 8-Weston McKennie, 4-Tyler Adams, 6-Yunus Musah — 21-Tim Weah, 19-Haji Wright, 10-Christian Pulisic.
Let’s get it. 🇺🇸
Full Lineup Notes » https://t.co/qSHZK24Kol#USMNT x @Visa pic.twitter.com/e6ny2Ve6Tq
Manager Gareth Southgate made it clear he won’t be resting Harry Kane for this matchup even though the England captain picked up a knock against Iran that required a scan.
With Harry Maguire recovered from dizziness in the wake of the Iran match, the only player out injured is James Maddison (knee), who has yet to train with the team according to reports.
England confirmed lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1-Jordan Pickford (GK) — 12-Kieran Trippier, 5-John Stones, 6-Harry Maguire, 3-Luke Shaw — 22-Jude Bellingham, 4-Declan Rice, 19-Mason Mount — 17-Bukayo Saka, 9-Harry Kane, 10-Raheem Sterling
An unchanged #ThreeLions side to face USA! 👊 pic.twitter.com/PpW7qzX3zJ
The Americans are outmatched on paper against the star-studded English team which flexed its muscle in a lopsided 6-2 win over Iran. But the USA have never lost to England at the Word Cup, with a win and draw in their only two matchups on this stage.
Team USA will be playing with a chip on its shoulder as the underdog at Al Bayt Stadium, but also because it needs any point it can muster after letting victory slip through its hands against Wales. England can clinch a spot in the knockouts — and more than likely first place — with a victory
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