England vs USA – World Cup 2022: Live score, team news and updates

England vs USA LIVE: Harry Kane and Harry Maguire start as the Three Lions name an unchanged team targeting a win that would book them a spot in the World Cup last-16

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Just the one change from the United States with Norwich striker Josh Sargent making way for Haji Wright of Turkish side Antalyaspor – the forward is picking up just his fifth cap.

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An unchanged #ThreeLions side to face USA! 👊

No confirmation on this yet, but it looks like England have named the same starting XI that defeated Iran and that of course would mean starts for Harry Kane and Harry Maguire.

Team news on the way very soon…

A fan in a Donald Trump mask with a ‘Make Qatar Great Again’ shirt, a supporter wearing USA’s classic 94′ strip with dungarees and of course fan England fan dresses as a lion…

Still no sign of any of the England and USA players, so stepping in are former Italy and Ivory Coast internationals Alessandro del Piero and Didier Drogba respectively.

Not bad replacements are they? Both were unplayable at their peaks.

Harry Kane and Harry Maguire are fit and raring to go for England’s crucial World Cup clash against the USA… as Gareth Southgate admits it’d be a ‘brave decision’ to leave out the duo

We are heading towards team news dropping as the sides make their way to the stadiums. Gareth Southgate has already hinted that he will start Harry Kane and Harry Maguire who picked up knocks following the victory over Iran.

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Battles on and off the pitch this evening. Which side will be best at drumming up the support?

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John Stones insists England’s DON’T need a five-man defence against the top teams at the World Cup, but adds ‘it’s good that we are versatile’ ahead of clash against the United States as he praises partner Harry Maguire

IAN LADYMAN: Can one good result and performance wipe away six months of struggle all by itself? It seems we are about to find out.

There was a moment, when England trailed 2-0 to Germany at Wembley in September, when it was tempting to wonder if the national team would ever play well again.

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They will once again be playing in their home colours, which means USA will be playing in change strip today.

MARTIN KEOWN TALKS TACTICS: England’s win over Iran was a massive statement of intent – I expect Gareth Southgate’s team to top the group and be in good shape for the knockout stages

Former England defender MARTIN KEOWN believes the Three Lions are all set to win this one, and that they have the professionalism to see the game out. We are just two and a half hours away from the 7pm GMT kick-off by the way – doesn’t time fly?

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United States are regulars at the tournament, and before the disastrous failure to reach the last World Cup in Russia had played in every finals since 1990.

That appearance at Italia ’90 though was their first in 40 years after that win over England.

Their best showing though came in the first ever tournament where after reaching the semi-finals they were thumped 6-1 by Argentina on their way to what FIFA retrospectively have awarded as a third place finish.

Aside from that win over England, they wouldn’t taste victory at the finals again until they hosted the tournament in 1994.

‘We NEED this guy on the field’: Landon Donovan urges USA manager Gregg Berhalter to start Gio Reyna against England and insists 20-year-old is vital to team’s chances of getting through

The former Everton striker and legend of the American side has implored Gregg Berhalter to put Gio Reyna in his starting line-up to face England.

Reyna was a surprise exclusion from the team against Wales, and the US went on to struggle to break down its opponents in a 1-1 draw on Monday.

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"We have to be ready for it." 🤜🤛@trippier2 gave his thoughts ahead of the game on today's episode of #LionsDen with @marksandspencer:

The Miracle on Grass: US Soccer’s 1950 upset of 70-1 favorite England remains its greatest World Cup triumph, but DECADES of futility followed and the game’s unlikely hero met a tragic end in 1964

There’s no getting away from it I’m afraid, England fans. We are going to have to address the elephant in the room at some point.

I am of course referring to USA’s shock 1-0 win over England in 1950, that eventually helped dump the Three Lions out of their first World Cup.

This is a cracking read though, and it highlights the tragic and very unfortunate years the match hero Joe Gaetjens would later suffer. 

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It certainly made me double-take, but it appears the pre-match presentation taking place at Al Khor Stadium appears to be just a dress rehearsal for later on.

it’s hard to tell right – I mean let’s face it, one sub-plot of this tournament so far has been the empty stadiums…

Tim Weah is the locker room DJ, Weston McKennie’s a wannabe reality TV star and Antonee Robinson has a VERY impressive hidden talent… the USA team in their own words ahead of England showdown

Of course it’s not all about England though – the United States know how to shut England down at a major tournament, and here are the stars looking to follow in past footsteps for the national side.

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MARTIN SAMUEL: Harry Kane’s scare WASN’T scary. Gareth Southgate’s England could ride the challenge of a game without their captain… he’s built a group who are, for once, more than the sum of their parts

England were left sweating after the win over Iran, with Harry Kane having picked up a knock on his rather fragile ankles.

But while many were fearing on the fitness of the England captain ahead of the USA game, MARTIN SAMUEL believes Gareth Southgate’s side have evolved to not rely on the England captain quite so much.

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Still, it could be worse for Wales – Qatar are on the brink of elimination…

Qatar put up a bit more of a fight today but it still wasn’t good enough to get anything out of their game against Senegal as they went down 3-1.

Having lost their opening game 2-0 against Ecuador they will be just the second ever host nation to be knocked out of the opening stage of the World Cup if Ecuador fail to beat Holland when that game kicks off at 4pm GMT.

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…and this is how it leaves Group B ahead of England vs United States

England know a win tonight would be enough to see them through to the last-16 – and probably as group winners too given the thumping they gave Iran.

You can find out more about the group permutations though below…

Wales 0-2 Iran: Wales must BEAT England to avoid World Cup elimination after TWO injury time goals give Iran a deserved victory – with Wayne Hennessey sent off for a SHOCKING head-high tackle

And for those of you who have had a rather busy morning and need a catch up – here is how Wales crumbled late on against Iran to leave their World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.

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With Iran grabbing a dramatic late win over Wales earlier today, we are still none the wiser of knowing who is going to be heading into the last-16 of this stage.

We may do after 90 minutes of this game though as I welcome you to our live coverage of England vs United States.

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