Match Preview: England VS USA

England will face the USA
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England are ready to be back in action in the FIFA World Cup 2022. After winning their first game with a massive 6-2 margin against Iran, the Three Lions will face the USA tonight at Al Bayt Stadium. However, England are at the top of the table in Group B with three points, while the USA stand in 3rd with one point after the draw against Wales.

Records & Stats

England played only two games against the USA in the FIFA World Cup. But The Three Lions do have not a strong record against the USA. In 1950, they met for the first time, while the USA beat England by a 1-0 margin. However, the match between the two teams in 2010 ended with a 0-0 tie.

But England won eight of their last 11 matches against the USA in all competitions. They lost two and tied one. Moreover, England defeated the USA by a three goals margin in their last meeting in 2018.

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Team News

England’s captain Harry Kane got a knock during the match against Iran. He had gone through a scan. The reports showed nothing serious, so he will play against the USA from the very beginning.

The coach will like to play with the same squad as he doesn’t want to break the winning combination. With this match, Manchester United’s skipper Harry Maguire will have 50 appearances for England.

On the USA side, Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah are in doubt as they both got a knock during the match against Wales. But the USA manager will wait for the midfield duo to put them in the first XI alongside captain Tyler Adams.

Possible Lineup for England:

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

Possible Lineup for the USA:

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

The USA captain talked about England

Tyler Adams, the captain of the USA, talked about England. He said, “We know how much quality England’s going to have. But again, we think that we match up well against them.”

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The captain added, “We have an athletic team. We think that against the ball we’re really dominant at times. You saw that [against Wales] with our counter-pressing and how we’re able to create a lot of transition moments.”