England and USA go into a revenge match in arguably the most entertaining game lined up in their Group B clash on Thursday night.
The Three Lions began their campaign by demolishing Iran 6-2 while the Americans were held to a 1-1 draw by Wales.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka was the star performer as he bagged a brace in the win to add onto Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford goals.
England reached the semis of the 2018 World Cup and are hopeful they can match that and possibly better it in Qatar.
These nations will be facing each other in the World Cup for a fourth time when they face USA, having previously done so in 1982, 2006 and 2018.
USA made it past the group stage at their previous 2 World Cup finals, finishing second ahead of Portugal in 2014 before securing top spot ahead of England in 2010.
The Americans missed out on the 2018 edition of the tournament in Russia but have reached the knockout round in 4 of their last 7 tournament appearances.
Despite that admirable statistic, they have failed to beat European opposition in their previous 9 attempts and are hoping to change that.
Victory for England would give them two wins in two, and the six points would clinch a spot in the knockout round.
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What time does England vs USA start?
The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at the Al Bayt Stadium.
England vs USA team news
There is relief for Gareth Southgate’s side after a scan on Harry Kane shows his knee is okay and the captain will start this game.
Kyle Walker has been declared fit as well but will most likely feature from the bench with Kieran Trippier expected to maintain his place at right back.
The squad is unlikely to change with Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka offering support to Tottenham forward Kane up front.
For the USA, Weston McKennie and Yunus Musah came off with respective groin and toe problems in the draw with Wales, but the midfield duo should be fit.
Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic is expected to continue in the front three alongside Timothy Weah and Norwich City’s Joshua Sargent.
England vs USA head to head
The Three Lions have won 8 of their 11 meetings with USA across all competitions, scoring 39 goals in the process while USA have won 3 times.
There has never been a stalemate between these two nations.
England vs USA current form
Both sides are desperate for a win, having only won once in their last 5 games.
Southgate’s side have lost twice and drawn twice in that run, while USA have drawn thrice and lost once, a 2-0 defeat to Japan.
England vs USA prediction
There is enough talent in both sets of line-ups to provide goals for either side in this game. Though, the first ever stalemate between these sides is most likely.