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England and USA lineup predictions: team news ahead of today’s World Cup match

England play the USA in their second World Cup match in Qatar on Friday looking to finish in the final 16 of the tournament.

Three points for Gareth Southgate’s side will then give them a chance to rotate in the final against Wales.

A strong performance and a emphatic 6-2 victory in the opening match against Iran means that the Three Lions are confident here.

And the Stars and Stripes will be hoping for an improvement after coming late to Wales to relinquish their lead and settle for a 1-1 draw.

Here’s everything you need to know before the game.

When is England vs USA?

The Group B match will start at 19:00 on Friday 25 November at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

What TV channel is it on and how can I watch it online?

ITV 1 will start coverage at 6.05pm right after Netherlands v Ecuador

It will be shown for free and you can also stream it live for free on the ITV Hub and the ITVX app.

What’s the news from the team?

Harry Kane has real doubts for England after suffering an ankle injury against Iran, Tottenham striker awaits scan results. Marcus Rashford would be the favorite to replace but Callum Wilson could also be an option, although the Newcastle striker missed Tuesday’s training session.

Kyle Walker wasn’t fit enough to play in the opening game due to groin issues, but here he is again in contention. Doubts remain about James Maddison, who missed Leicester training with a knee injury.

Midfielder Yunus Musah came out injured against Wales with a toe injury. Weston McKennie has a groin problem. Neither would be fit enough to start, then Cristian Roldan could come in to reinforce the midfield.

Sergino Dest was questionable against Wales and then left the game, which could also call into question his place here.

Gregg Berhalter will reconsider Gio Reyna from the start after holding him back with fitness issues in the first match.

Expected lineups

England XI: Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Bellingham, Mountain; Saka, Kane, Sterling

U.S. XI: Turner; Yedlin, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson; Acosta, Adams, Roldan; Weah, Sergeant, Pulisic

Chances

England: 8/15

Draw: 29.10

United States: 19/4

Forecast

England are flying after losing to Iran in the first leg and the United States, alive against Wales, fell apart in the second half. The Southgate side will have too much here and will surpass the match to move up to six points. England 2-1 United States.

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