Preview: England vs. USA - Prediction, Team News, Lineups

England will qualify for the knockout round if they win this clash. But a defeat for the United States could get them in trouble.
After a strong victory in the opening match of the 2022 World Cup, England will work to keep their hopes of a top spot in Group B when they face the US at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor on Friday night.
The Three Lions started their campaign by hitting Iran by six goals on Monday, while the Stars and Stripes were forced to split the spoils with Wales in their opening clash.
Where: Al Bayt Stadium
When: Friday, November 25, at 10 pm (19:00 GMT)
Ranking: England (5), USA (16)

Match Preview

Elevated with a 6-2 win over Iran, England will head into Friday's game against the US full of confidence, knowing that another win will guarantee them progress to the knockout stages of the World Cup.
Gareth Southgate's squad will look to build on a promising performance on Monday and has been boosted by the news that captain and star striker Harry Kane is expected to be fit to play after the match. This 29-year-old player recovers from an ankle injury he suffered at the Three Lions' opening match schedule.

Predictions for Kane will be assisted by Bukayo Saka, who scored twice in the win over Iran, and 19-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham, who scored his first international goal in England's opening game. The United States, for their part, will be looking for an improved performance after an initially promising start to Wales on Monday gave way to a disappointing 1-1 draw, with Gareth's second-half penalty. Bale canceled out Timothy Weah's 36th-minute opener.
"Captain America" ​​Christian Pulisic, who has moved to play for Chelsea in the English Premier League, will once again lead the team from the front line. But familiarity will mean nothing on both sides of the Atlantic and inside the Al Bayt stadium, where the so-called "special relationship" between the two nations will pause for 90 minutes as they battle for supremacy on the pitch.

Team News


Source: Khelnow

England has been boosted by the news that captain Harry Kane has not suffered a serious ankle injury after his scan on Wednesday - the 29-year-old has since trained with the first team and is expected to keep the main kick position.
Southgate could use the same starting line-up as against Iran, with center-back Harry Maguire - who has since recovered from his illness - taking over in a four-man defense alongside Kieran Trippier, John Stones, and Luke Shaw.
Kyle Walker has declared himself fit for the game against the United States and has been in training after recovering from groin surgery, but the Manchester City defender is not expected to start. will enter the field from the bench to increase fitness for the match.
James Maddison has yet to return to training with the Three Lions due to a knee problem and the player is yet to feature in Friday's clash, with Bellingham, Declan Rice, and Mason Mount all available to start. central midfielder.

Source: marca

As for the United States, Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah came out with groin and toe problems in the draw with Wales, but the midfield duo needs to be fit enough to retain their place in the starting XI. with captain Tyler Adams.
Indeed, Adams is one of eight English-born players at club level in Berhalter's squad, and the Leeds United player will start in front of a four-man defense of Fulham duo Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson, while Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner should keep his position between the sticks.
Chelsea's Christian Pulisic is expected to continue as a three-man striker alongside Norwich City's Timothy Weah and Joshua Sargent, although Borussia Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna will be hoping to join the attack after coming on as a substitute. was not used last time.
Leeds' Brendan Aaronson and Celtic's Cameron Carter-Vickers were both named to the bench for the match against Wales, and both players are set to begin as substitutes again on Friday.

Source: theanalyst

England's possible starting lineup:

Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Bellingham; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane

The USA's possible starting lineup:

Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, A. Robinson; McKennie, Adams, Musah; Weah, Sargent, Pulisic


England 3-0 USA
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