England vs USA LIVE: Latest updates World Cup 2022

0
2

‘Kane is fine and training again’ England captain fit for US

England will take on the US in Group B of the World Cup in Qatar on Friday. The Three Lions won their opening game in style against Iran to secure a 6-2 win as Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish were all on the scoresheet for Gareth Southgate’s side.

Harry Kane has shrugged off an injury and is fit to play after undergoing an ankle scan this week, while Harry Maguire has also stated he is ready to start after an illness.

England will look to end an unwanted record and claim their first victory over the USA at a World Cup. The United States famously beat England at the 1950 World Cup, before Rob Green’s mistake resulted in a 1-1 draw in South Africa in 2010.

This American team arrived in Qatar with high expectations, but was held back by Wales in their opener, despite dominating the first half. Greg Berhalter’s side couldn’t handle Kieffer Moore’s physicality, but will look for a response at Al Bayt Stadium. Follow all the latest England World Cup news ahead of the game against the USA below.

1669327200

See also  Victorians crunch the numbers ahead of the poll

2022 World Cup: England vs USA

Southgate acknowledged that England have faced some criticism for dropping their plan to wear the armbands. Two other members of the OneLove group, Belgium and Switzerland, also refused to make gestures during their respective opening matches.

“We are definitely very supportive of our LGBTQ fan base and I know some of them are a little disappointed with the bracelet not being worn,” Southgate added.

It is clear that Germany will not face any disciplinary action from FIFA under Article 11 of the Code. It states that anyone who “uses a sporting event for demonstrations of a non-sporting nature” may be penalized.

Ben BurrowsNovember 24, 2022 10:00 PM

1669323592

2022 World Cup: England vs USA

Gareth Southgate is not ruling out his England team making a gesture to raise human rights issues at the World Cup in Qatar, but says they will not be pressured to do so.

The German team covered their mouths for the team photo ahead of their opening game against Japan on Wednesday, while the Australian team released a video highlighting the host nation’s troubles.

Southgate, whose team will play in their second game against the United States on Friday, said: “I don’t think we should feel any pressure – I think we’ve been talking about these specific topics for over a year now and we’ve had all possible of good goals, both individually and collectively.

“I think there’s a risk of everyone trying to escalate – if we tried to make a better video than Australia it would be impossible; if we try to come up with a better gesture than Germany.

“I think we should rest assured that we know what we stand for. That’s not to say we won’t do anything if the timing is right, but I think rushing to be seen if we’re doing something, we could make a mistake that doesn’t arrive well.

(FATHER)

Ben BurrowsNov 24, 2022 8:59 PM

1669320014

Gareth Southgate has insisted he would not get carried away after Monday’s convincing victory over Iran.

“We are good at excusing ourselves as a nation and based on very little evidence,” he added. “What we need to do is perform on the pitch.

“We know we will be playing against a very motivated team, but we have a huge amount of respect for our opponents, we know a lot of them from our league and we know the quality and athleticism they have.

“The risk for us is that we think because we played well recently that we can just move on to the next game.

“We need to find that reset button to have the same psychology and determination. So I don’t think we will underestimate the American team.”

Ben BurrowsNovember 24, 2022 8:00 PM

1669316414

2022 World Cup: England vs USA

Gareth Southgate said it would be a “brave decision” to leave Harry Kane out of his England starting line-up against the United States after confirming the striker had passed training with a clean bill of health.

Kane was knocked off after a fumble challenge by Morteza Pouraliganji in England’s 6-2 win against Iran on Monday – the national team’s biggest-ever win at the start of a major tournament.

The Spurs striker, who has a history of ankle problems, played on for a good 25 minutes but was seen limping after the match and went for a scan as a precaution.

However, Kane has returned to training without any problems and Southgate suggested his captain will step in from the start on Friday.

“Harry’s good,” he said. “He came through training, no problems, so it would be a brave decision to leave him out of the starting team.”

Ben BurrowsNovember 24, 2022 7:00 PM

1669312875

2022 World Cup: England vs USA

There will be a strong Premier League contingent in the US side on Friday, with Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner joined by the Fulham duo of Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream.

Leeds’ Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams join them in the set-up, with the latter hoping to lead the side to a famous victory on Friday.

“It would mean a lot,” said the 23-year-old captain as the US look to maintain their unbeaten World Cup record against England, which includes a famous 1-0 win in 1950 and a 1-1 draw 60 years later.

“I think it would mean a lot to the team especially because we have been trying to make progress over the last three years.

“We’ve been moving in the right direction, so I think ultimately capitalizing tomorrow would mean we’re continuing to move in the right direction.”

Ben BurrowsNov 24, 2022 6:01 PM

1669312850

2022 World Cup: England vs USA

United States boss Gregg Berhalter called England a “formidable opponent” and praised Gareth Southgate to the max – despite being ignored by the England manager ahead of Friday’s World Cup game.

An impressive 6-2 win against Iran in Monday’s Group B opener means Southgate’s men will seal progress to the last 16 with a game to spare if they beat the US in Al Khor.

The States head to Al Bayt Stadium on Friday to build on their 1-1 draw with Wales, but Berhalter is wary of the threat posed by England, which he called a “scary” prospect in the run-up .

The US boss has praised Southgate for making the England shirt ‘a cape instead of a straitjacket’ since taking a back seat in 2016 before taking them to the World Cup semi-finals and the final of the last year’s European Championship.

“I think when he first took over it was very similar to the position I first took over,” said Berhalter, who was appointed in late 2018 as the US rebuilt after failing to reach that year’s World Cup.

“Trying to reshape the identity of the team, refocus, work with a younger group of players, so very similar in that case.

“When I look at things over the last few months, the pressure in the English media, or in England in general, is huge and I think that’s different.

“These guys (in the US media) occasionally give me a hard time, but I don’t think it’s big enough for Gareth to understand.

“But we all know this is a results-driven company and we are all held accountable for the results on the pitch.

“I think he’s done a great job. I’ve been saying for the last year and a half that his record at major tournaments has been outstanding and there’s no denying it – fourth in 2018, second in the European Championship.

“He has done a great job with his team. They started well and are a formidable opponent. It will be a difficult game for us.”

Ben BurrowsNovember 24, 2022 6:00 PM

1669312798

2022 World Cup: England vs USA

England will take on the US in Group B of the World Cup in Qatar on Friday. The Three Lions won their opening game in style against Iran to secure a 6-2 win as Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish were all on the scoresheet for Gareth Southgate’s side.

Harry Kane has shrugged off an injury and is fit to play after undergoing an ankle scan this week, while Harry Maguire has also stated he is ready to start after an illness.

England will look to end an unwanted record and claim their first victory over the USA at a World Cup. The United States famously beat England at the 1950 World Cup, before Rob Green’s mistake resulted in a 1-1 draw in South Africa in 2010.

This American team arrived in Qatar with high expectations, but was held back by Wales in their opener, despite dominating the first half. Greg Berhalter’s side couldn’t handle Kieffer Moore’s physicality, but will look for a response at Al Bayt Stadium.

Southgate warned he expects another level of opposition from the Americans after England enjoyed a relatively easy opener against Iran.

“I think tomorrow’s game will be very different from the first game,” Southgate added. “It’s a team that presses the ball very well and who, with all due respect, probably have a player who has more experience playing in top European leagues.

“As far as tomorrow’s game is concerned, it will not be the pattern of the previous one.”

Ben BurrowsNov 24, 2022 5:59 PM

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here