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England will take on the US in Group B of the World Cup in Qatar on Friday. The Three Lions won their opening game in style against Iran to secure a 6-2 win as Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish were all on the scoresheet for Gareth Southgate’s side.

Harry Kane has shrugged off an injury and is fit to play after undergoing an ankle scan this week, while Harry Maguire has also stated he is ready to start after an illness. Southgate is therefore expected to appoint an unchanged team.

England will look to end an unwanted record and claim their first victory over the USA at a World Cup. The United States famously beat England at the 1950 World Cup, before Rob Green’s mistake resulted in a 1-1 draw in South Africa in 2010.

The match kicks off at 10pm local time (7pm GMT) and can be followed live on ITV. For those in the US, it’s 2pm ET/11pm PT and airs on Fox and Telemundo.

Follow all the latest England World Cup news ahead of the game against the USA below.


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England will qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup if they beat the United States on Friday.

In the run-up to the Group B match in Al Khor, here are five of the main talking points.

Kiran JacksonNov 25, 2022 4:58 PM


World Cup 2022: Wales 0-2 Iran – MATCH REPORT

By Richard Jolly in Qatar:

“Don’t take me home” became a Welsh anthem in 2016, but there’s a danger they’ll be booking their flights soon.

The latest recent drama felt a fatal blow to their hopes of extending their stay in Qatar, goals in the 98th and 101st minutes gave Iran the win they thoroughly deserved, but which thanks to a combination of the uprights, the most marginal offside positions and some inspired goalkeeping, they seemed to be denied.

Still, Wayne Hennessey’s day will not be remembered for his stops of Sardar Azmoun and Saeid Ezatolahi, crucial as they seemed at the time.

Kiran JacksonNov 25, 2022 4:44 PM


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John Stones has known Harry Maguire for nearly two decades and revealed the pair often share jokes over text messages – meaning the Manchester City defender had “no doubt” his England team-mate would find his form at the World Cup.

The two centre-backs may bridge the Manchester gap, with Maguire captaining Manchester United, but they’ve been friends for a long time and have built a rapport at the heart of Gareth Southgate’s defence.

Maguire was recently dropped by United and was also ridiculed by a small section of England fans earlier this year.

But Southgate kept faith in the 29-year-old and it paid off with a fine performance in Monday’s 6-2 win over Iran before Maguire fell ill.

“First of all, without a doubt,” Stones replied when asked if Maguire would settle with England despite his club form.

“Harry hasn’t played much at his club, but to come in and play like he did – I don’t think anyone has seen a bit of rust on him.

“That’s a great honor for him and I’m so happy for him and everyone who played. As a player you want and need to play and have a good rhythm. But for him to come in and play like he did is an honor for him. “

John Stones is confident in his partnership with Harry Maguire

(PA archive)

Kiran JacksonNov 25, 2022 4:29 PM


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Jordan Pickford hopes England will receive fair treatment from officials after boss Gareth Southgate said he was “concerned” his side had been used as an example at pre-World Cup referees’ meetings.

England were denied what appeared to be an obvious penalty when Harry Maguire was grabbed by Rouzbeh Cheshmi early on Monday in their 6-2 win over Iran.

The VAR decided not to intervene but later warned the referee for a shirt tug in the England penalty area leading to Mehdi Taremi scoring a last gasp penalty, while a similar offense resulted in a penalty kick in the shock defeat of Argentina vs Saudi Arabia. on Tuesday.

Kiran JacksonNov 25, 2022 4:12 PM


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England and six other federations feared their captains would have been shown a red card and essentially “unlimited liability” if they had worn the OneLove bracelet in their opening World Cup matches.

There wouldn’t even have been an iconic photo in prospect, as any penalty would have been issued before the teams took to the field. For this reason, the unions wanted to take the decision off the players’ hands and not put pressure on them.

The relatively small gesture of the bracelets – a protest against Qatar’s laws and attitudes towards LGBTQ+ groups – has become one of the biggest issues in a hugely controversial World Cup. The German federation has already accused FIFA of “extreme blackmail” in discussions and there were genuine fears that players such as Harry Kane, Virgil van Dijk and Gareth Bale would have been suspended.

Ben BurrowsNov 25, 2022 3:59 PM


2022 World Cup: England captain fit to play against US after scan all clear

Kane suffered a blow to his right ankle after a fumble challenge by Morteza Pouraliganji in England’s 6-2 win against Iran on Monday – the national team’s biggest ever win at the start of a major tournament.

The Spurs striker, who has a history of ankle problems, played on for a good 25 minutes but was seen limping after the match and went for a scan as a precaution.

But the 29-year-old was given the green light to train on Wednesday, with the official England Twitter account sharing a photo of him in training accompanied by the caption “skipper” and a fist emoji.

Kiran JacksonNov 25, 2022 3:42 PM


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Gareth Southgate is not ruling out his England team making a gesture to raise human rights issues at the World Cup in Qatar, but says they will not be pressured to do so.

Seven European countries participating in the World Cup – including Germany, England and Wales – planned to wear OneLove anti-discrimination bracelets during the tournament, but were prevented from doing so due to the threat of sporting sanctions from FIFA.

Southgate, whose team will play in their second game against the United States on Friday, said: “I don’t think we should feel any pressure – I think we’ve been talking about these specific topics for over a year now and we’ve had all possible of good goals, either individually or collectively.”

Kiran JacksonNovember 25, 2022 3:30 PM


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When England started playing the ball against Iran, they felt something different.

“Definitely a click,” said John Stones of the 6-2 victory. “Or a desire to make things right. We had come out of a bad period.”

They can now see through to the other side. England scored more goals against Iran than in the entire Nations League campaign. However, the reality was that it was a step up from Gareth Southgate’s general style rather than just the past eight months.

“I think people wouldn’t expect us to be like this after watching us for a few years and the way we play football,” the manager acknowledged. “Maybe we’ve fallen back to normal.”

The challenge now is to make it the norm and illustrate that it was not partly a product of Iran’s disorder; that England has made known their credentials.

Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney’s Big Game Preview from Doha:

Kiran JacksonNovember 25, 2022 3:15 PM


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When English teenage football hero Jude Bellingham returns to the field in Qatar on Friday, friends and neighbors in his West Midlands hometown of Stourbridge burst with pride.

And none other than his former primary school janitor, who, as a boy, retrieved the player’s lost ball from the roof.

“It seemed to be a daily occurrence,” says Mark Williams The independent. “You could see then that he was quite a good little footballer and that he was destined to become one.”

He seemed to do that more than any other kid. It became a joke. Every day the ladders were outside. That’s why I kept them on standby.”

He adds: “He was a very pleasant boy. He always asked you to get the ball down nicely.”

This made the midfielder only the second teenager – after Michael Owen – to score for the Three Lions at a World Cup.

Jude Bellingham’s hometown is proud of the boy who practiced so much he wore the grass out:

Kiran JacksonNov 25, 2022 2:58 PM


World Cup 2022: Who is the official Jesus Valenzuela between England and the USA?

Jesus Valenzuela will referee England’s match against the US at the World Cup tonight.

The Venezuelan will take charge of his first match at the World Cup after being selected as one of 36 referees at the Qatar tournament.

The 39-year-old is regarded as one of the best referees in South America – he has taken charge of matches in the Copa America, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and South American World Cup qualifiers.

He is a professional referee in Venezuela’s top flight, where he was in charge of nine games before the competition ended for the World Cup.

However, in those games, Valenzuela showed red cards in seven of them, as well as a series of yellow cards.

Kiran JacksonNov 25, 2022 2:39 PM

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