England are in If It Ain’t Broke mode. After beating Iran 6-2, Gareth Southgate names the same starting XI. It means Harry Kane passed a fitness test on that dodgy ankle, while Harry Maguire overcame the illness that truncated his contribution last Monday.
Gregg Berhalter makes just one change to the side that started the 1-1 draw with Wales. Haji Wright of Turkish Süper Lig club Antalyaspor replaces Josh Sargent of Norwich City. There are five Premier League players starting for the United States tonight: captain Tyler Adams (Leeds United), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson (Fulham) and Matt Turner (Arsenal).
England: Pickford, Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Bellingham, Rice, Saka, Mount, Sterling, Kane.
Subs: Walker, Grealish, Henderson, Rashford, Pope, Phillips, Dier, Coady, Alexander-Arnold, Foden, White, Ramsdale, Wilson, Gallagher.
UNITED STATES: Turner, Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson, McKennie, Adams, Musah, Weah, Wright, Pulisic.
Subs: Reyna, Ferreira, Aaronson, Horvath, de la Torre, Long, Morris, Roldan, Moore, Carter-Vickers, Yedlin, Acosta, Sargent, Johnson, Scally.
Arbitrator: Jesus Valenzuela (Venezuela).
USMNT tonight. A change from the game against Wales, Haji Wright replacing Josh Sargent.
The England team. Harry Kane was therefore in good shape.
Here’s what Group B looks like after Wales 0-2 Iran. A belated heartbreak for Wales fans, who nonetheless gave Iran a terrific welcome as they completed a lap of honour.
England first faced the United States at the World Cup in 1950. As all school kids know, it didn’t go well for them.
It didn’t go particularly well for them in 2010 either. Poor Rob.
Third time lucky? Victory tonight for Gareth Southgate’s side will secure qualification for the knockout stage and top spot in Group B. Hopes are high after Iran’s 6-2 rout. USMNT’s unremarkable 1-1 draw with Wales isn’t all that inspiring, but those two aforementioned World Cup encounters will bring them some relief, even if they haven’t beaten the English since the start. era of Graham Taylor. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. GMT, 2:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. at Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. انه يحدث! It’s on!