England take on the USA in Group B of the World Cup on Friday in Qatar. The Three Lions won their opening game in style against Iran, cruising to a 6-2 victory as Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish all on the scoresheet for Gareth Southgate’s side.Harry Kane has shaken off an injury scare and is fit to play after undergoing a scan on his ankle this week, while Harry Maguire has also declared himself ready to start following an illness.
Southgate is therefore expected to name an unchanged team.England will want to end an unwanted record and claim their first victory over the USA at a World Cup.
The USA famously defeated England at the 1950 World Cup, before Rob Green’s error resulted in a 1-1 draw in South Africa in 2010.The match begins at 10pm local time (7pm GMT) and will be live on ITV.
For those in the US, it's 2pm ET/11pm PT and is being broadcast on Fox and Telemundo. Follow all the latest England World Cup news ahead of the match against the USA, below.England know a second straight victory at the World Cup will see them qualified from Group B, following their clinical showing in the win over Iran.Opponents this time are United States, who themselves drew with Wales - though Gregg Berhalter’s side will no doubt be ruing the fact they were so dominant in that game early on and failed to make their superiority count sufficiently to take all three points.USA know that although a defeat would make matters difficult, they still have Iran to face in their final game - seemingly the weakest of the quartet, with four points potentially enough to go through depending on results elsewhere.Bukayo Saka’s brilliant showing in the Three Lions’ opener surely means he’ll retain his place, with perhapsRead more on independent.co.uk