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England vs USMNT LIVE World Cup 2022: Team News and Latest Updates Ahead of Group B Match

“Kane is doing well and is back in training” England captain ready to play for USA

England will face the USA in Group B of the World Cup on Friday in Qatar. The Three Lions won their first match in style against Iran, winning 6-2 as Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish scored for Gareth Southgate’s side.

Harry Kane has recovered from his injury fears and is fit to play after undergoing an ankle test this week, while Harry Maguire has also declared he is ready to start after his illness. Southgate is therefore expected to replace the unchanged team.

England will be looking to break an unwanted record and claim their first World Cup victory over the USA. The US famously defeated England at the 1950 World Cup before a Rob Green error led to a 1–1 draw in South Africa in 2010.

The match will start at 22:00 local time (19:00 GMT) and will be broadcast live on ITV. For US residents, it is 14:00 ET/11:00 PM PT and is broadcast on Fox and Telemundo.

Follow all the latest World Cup news ahead of England’s match 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.

Here’s a closer look at the side standing in the way of Gareth Southgate’s men.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 25, 2022 13:16

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

Ahead of the Group B clash in Al Khor, here are five main topics for discussion.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 25, 2022 13:01

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Iran’s players sang their national anthem ahead of their World Cup match against Wales on Friday – after refusing to sing the anthem in the opening match against England earlier this week.

The Iranian fans booed and jeered at the national anthem, but unlike the match against England, the players of the team did not keep silent and sang the words of the anthem.

While the players sang the national anthem before the match against Wales, a television broadcast showed pictures of distraught Iranian fans in the crowd at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Qatar.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 25, 2022 12:44

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“Don’t take me home” became the anthem of Wales in 2016, but there is a danger that they will be booking flights soon. The last of the late drama dealt a fatal blow to their hopes of extending their stay in Qatar, goalkeeper-inspired goals in the 98th seemed destined to be denied.

However, Wayne Hennessey’s day will not be remembered for his stops from Sardar Azmoun and Saeid Ezatolahi which seemed crucial at the time.

An account of Wales against Iran by Richard Jolly

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 25, 2022 12:32

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Harry Maguire left England in a fascinating period for Manchester United, with the Glazer family announcing on Tuesday that they were ready to sell just hours after Cristiano Ronaldo’s mutual contract termination.

The captain says it was easy for him to focus on things related to the national team, despite “a lot of talk” at the club, and interestingly, he used his former teammate as an example of how to deal with fire.

“Obviously, as a footballer, nobody likes to be criticized, but I think that’s part and parcel of the game,” said Maguire, who feels good after being substituted against Iran because he felt bad.

“I have played with Cristiano Ronaldo for the last few years and he is one of the best players to kick football and he is criticized day in and day out.

“So, if it happens to him and the position I’m in, I think it’s part and parcel of the game, especially the position I play for Manchester United and captain Manchester United.

“When Cristiano plays and I’ve been with him for the last few years, he’s the best player to ever kick football for me and he gets criticized every day, so it happens to all of us.

“So it’s part and parcel of the game. It’s something you have to train, give it your all and I always tell myself that. Just go in and give it your all, and that’s all you can do.

(PA wire)

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 25, 2022 12:31

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Harry Maguire says his self-confidence has never wavered despite poor performances and widespread criticism, although the England defender admits the lack of playing time has left him a little concerned about a World Cup finish.

Last year, the 29-year-old recovered from an ankle injury to play in the heat to the Euro 2020 final, securing a place in the team of the tournament.

But things have gone wrong since then, with an unhappy season for everyone involved at Manchester United, followed by a difficult start to the current campaign for the captain.

Dropped after Erik ten Hag lost his first two matches, the centre-back made only seven consecutive club appearances – a period in which he was also crippled by injury.

These struggles have led to questions about Maguire’s place in the World Cup squad and the defender admits there was a part of him, however small, that worried he would not pick Gareth Southgate.

“Obviously, being chosen for your country is a huge privilege,” he said before winning his 50th cap in Friday’s World Cup group match against the United States.

“Playing in important tournaments for your country, and in particular the World Cup, is the pinnacle of anyone’s football career. It is the biggest tournament in the world.

“Of course you are afraid of (not) being in the squad but I had great faith in what I did in the 49 appearances I made for England that gave me the confidence to be in the squad and be available for the team and selection.”

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 25, 2022 12:16

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

VAR decided not to intervene but later alerted the referee to a shirt tug in England’s penalty area, which resulted in Mehdi Taremi scoring a last-gasp penalty, while a similar offense resulted in a penalty in Argentina’s shock defeat to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

FIFA refereeing chairman Pierluigi Collina singled out England during the pre-tournament briefing – also open to the media – by showing a clip of Kalvin Phillips blocking to create room in the box for Maguire to score in England’s 5-0 World Cup qualifier. Albania last year.

The Italian said such a goal would not be recognized at the World Cup, and Southgate said after Iran’s victory that he was “worried” about the potential repercussions, that England were the highlighted team ahead of the finals, and that he would seek “dialogue” with FIFA.

Asked on the eve of the Group B clash with the United States if this dialogue had begun, he replied: “We have made a report. So far we have not received any reply.

“Of course, a penalty kick was awarded the following afternoon, so whether it was a consequence of the referees’ assessment of our play or not… it’s hard to say. But we haven’t received an answer yet.

“The problem is consistency. We know what we have to do right and we know that for certain things we will be punished.

“I think all the teams involved in the tournament worry when they are not quite sure what will be served, and also this uncertainty on the pitch and from the VAR.”

Gareth Southgate does not rule out further human rights gestures in Qatar (Jonathan Brady/PA)

(PA wire)

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 25, 2022 12:01

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John Stones has known Harry Maguire for nearly two decades and has revealed the two often exchange jokes via text – meaning the Manchester City defender “was in no doubt” that his England international teammate would find form at the World Cup.

The two centre-backs may cross the Manchester divide, with Maguire captaining Manchester United, but they are longtime friends and have built a good understanding at the heart of Gareth Southgate’s defence.

Maguire was recently ousted by United and was also ridiculed by a small section of English fans earlier in the year.

But Southgate retained faith in the 29-year-old and this was paid off with a strong performance in a 6-2 win over Iran on Monday before Maguire crashed out of illness.

“Firstly, without a doubt,” Stones replied when asked if Maguire would settle in England despite his club form.

“Harry hasn’t played much at his club, but coming and playing like him – I don’t think anyone would notice a bit of rust on him.

“It’s a big credit to him and I’m very happy for him and everyone who played. As a player you want and need to play and have a good rhythm. But the fact that he came to play the way he played is a credit to him.

John Stones believes in his partnership with Harry Maguire (Owen Humphreys/PA)

(PA Archive)

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 25, 2022 11:44

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Gareth Southgate has warned he expects a different level of opposition from the Americans after England enjoyed a relatively easy opening against Iran.

“I think tomorrow’s game will be very different from the first game,” added Southgate.

“They are a team that presses the ball very well and has, with all due respect, probably the level of a player who has more experience playing in the top European leagues.

“As for tomorrow’s match, it will not be like the previous one.”

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 25, 2022 11:29

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Jordan Pickford hopes England will be treated fairly by officials after boss Gareth Southgate said he was “worried” that his side was used as an example in refereeing meetings ahead of the World Cup.

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

VAR decided not to intervene but later alerted the referee to a shirt tug in England’s penalty area, which resulted in Mehdi Taremi scoring a last-gasp penalty, while a similar offense resulted in a penalty in Argentina’s shock defeat to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 25, 2022 11:16

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