Match Today: England vs USA 25-11-2022 Qatar World Cup 2022
The confrontation between England and USA will be witnessed at Al Bayt Stadium at ten o’clock in the evening, local time.
England will be hoping to continue the razor-sharp attacking form that saw them crush six goals against Iran in an impressive 6-2 win in the opening match. The result puts the Three Lions in a privileged position to advance from the group, and a victory over the Americans will determine England's place in the round of 16.
They could even win the group in the second round if Wales fail to defeat Iran. Standing in the way is the USA, who are looking for a better performance after being held to a 1-1 draw by Wales in their opening match. While a point may not necessarily be needed to advance, this young American team could not afford a heavy defeat in this match.
The United States have so far gone four matches without a win. The USA has failed to score in three of their last six matches. England scored nine goals in the previous two matches. England have nine wins, one draw and two losses in their last 12 matches against teams ranked outside the top 15 in the world. The United States is currently ranked 16th. In their last 13 matches, the United States has only managed to beat the top 25 ranked team once.
The USA have a 26 match unbeaten home run currently but have really struggled on the road, as they have now failed to win in their last nine away matches.
England vs USA
England ended their six-game winless campaign in style with an impressive demolition charge of Iran in a match that essentially ended in the first half.
It was one-way traffic for most of the competition with the English controlling 78% of possession. Iran managed to respond with two goals, the first coming when they were trailing 4-0 and the second via a stoppage time penalty.
An emphatic victory may calm what has been a growing section of fans unhappy with manager Gareth Southgate's tactical decisions. The Americans started the game on a positive note and threatened several times before eventually opening the scoring with a fine finish from Timothy Weah after being played in by Christian Pulisic. Wales coach Rob Page must have given the team talk at half time because the USA just couldn't handle the improving Welsh team after the break.
Eventually, they would have been awarded a penalty in favor of Gareth Bale after allowing Wales to create three scoring chances in the second 45 minutes alone.
USA vs England
Gareth Southgate's decision to switch to a back four has paid off as England's 4-2-3-1 formation looks dynamic ahead. Fans hope the team can continue in this form, but perhaps the manager is concerned about the team conceding two goals to Iran's defensively minded team.
England face some injury concerns with captain Harry Kane being the main focus. The 29-year-old appeared to struggle with an ankle injury after a difficult tackle before he was eventually suspended in the 75th minute. Kane's availability is still in question for the game against USA, and Southgate could very well err on the side of caution, with He turns to the likes of Callum Wilson to lead the Three Lions' line-up.
The USA suffered two troubling injuries when promising midfielders Weston McKinney and Younes Moussa came off in the second half. Valencia's 19-year-old talent, Musa, appeared to be suffering from a toe injury while Juventus' McKennie had noticeable groin discomfort
The result could see Leeds' starting starter, Brendan Aronson, while Dortmund's brilliant, immensely talented Gio Reina could also be in line to make his World Cup debut.