English football sees a second successive World Cup victory, qualifying them for Group B, following their clinical performance in victory over Iran.
Opponents this time are the United States, who drew themselves with Wales – although Gregg Berhalter’s side will no doubt regret being so dominant in that match to begin with, failing to make their superiority count enough to see all three grab points.
The US knows that while a defeat would make things difficult, they still face Iran in their final game – ostensibly the weakest of the quartet, with four points potentially enough to advance depending on the results elsewhere.
Bukayo Saka’s brilliant performance in the Three Lions’ opener certainly means he will keep his place, with perhaps only injuries likely to see Gareth Southgate alter his line-up.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.
When is England vs USA?
The match in Group B starts on Friday, November 25 at 7 p.m. at Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
What TV channel is it on and how can I watch online?
ITV 1 starts at 6.05 pm immediately after the broadcast of the Netherlands against Ecuador
It will be broadcast for free and you can also stream it live for free on the ITV Hub and the ITVX app.
What’s the team news?
Harry Kane is a real doubter for England after suffering an ankle injury against Iran, the Tottenham striker awaits results on a scan. Marcus Rashford would be the favorite to replace, but Callum Wilson could also be an option, although the Newcastle man missed training on Tuesday.
Kyle Walker wasn’t fit enough to play the opener due to his groin problem, but he’s back in contention here. Doubt remains over James Maddison, with Leicester missing training due to a knee injury.
Midfielder Yunus Musah was injured against Wales with a toe injury. Weston McKennie is struggling with a groin problem. Should neither be fit enough to start, Cristian Roldan could strengthen the midfield.
Sergino Dest was a doubter for the Wales game and then left the game, which could put his place in question here as well.
Gregg Berhalter will rethink Gio Reyna from the start, after holding him off in the opener due to fitness issues.
England XI: Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Bellingham, Mount; Saka, Kane, Sterling
USA XI: Turner; Yedlin, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson; Acosta, Adams, Roldan; Weah, sergeant, Pulisic
United States: 4/19
England are flying after their defeat of Iran in the opener and the United States, although lively against Wales, crumbled in the second half. The Southgate side will have too much here and take the game to the six points. England 2-1 United States.