A thumping 6-2 win over Iran on Monday has allayed any fears over the Three Lions’ form heading into the tournament, having not won a competitive game in over a year before heading to the Middle East.
USA were cruising against Wales later in the day but had to settle for a point after Gareth Bale’s late converted penalty, meaning defeat to Gareth Southgate & Co. would leave them facing a very tough ask to join them in the knockout stages.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game…
Date, kick-off time and venue
England vs USA is scheduled for a 7pm GMT kick-off on Friday, November 25, 2022.
The Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar will host the match.
Where to watch England vs USA
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on ITV, with coverage beginning at 6.05pm.
Live stream: The ITV Hub will broadcast the match live online.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
England vs USA team news
Harry Kane is a doubt ahead of going for a scan on his ankle on Wednesday morning, according to reports.
Gareth Southgate’s big calls and change to a 4-3-3 formation paid off against Iran, but he may favour a more defensive 3-4-3 against USA.
If so, expect Eric Dier to come into a back three, supported by John Stones and Harry Maguire, who has allayed fears of injury after being forced off on Monday. Buyayo Saka and Raheem Sterling were on the scoresheet against Iran and deserve to keep their place. Kyle Walker is also in contention.
For USA, Weston McKennie and Sergino Dest were fit to start against Wales, having shaken off a groin injury and fatigue respectively, in a big boost.
Leeds’ Brenden Aaronson came off the bench and will be hoping to start.
England vs USA prediction
The Americans will prove a tougher test than Iran four days’ earlier and Southgate will make sure England do not get ahead of themselves after scoring six for just the second ever time at a World Cup.
Iran proved England can be got at, and USA certainly did as much against Wales, but the Three Lions’ extra quality should shine through.
England to win, 3-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
England wins: 8
USA wins: 2
These two teams have twice previously met at a World Cup, in 1950 and 2010, with the Three Lions never winning.
England vs USA match odds
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).