Hello and welcome the highlights from the England vs USA Group B FIFA World Cup game at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Possession: England - 56% | USA - 44%
Shots: England - 8 | USA - 10
That is it! England still cannot beat USA in a World Cup. USA will be the happier side of the two. England had chances, especially Kane in the penultimate minute, but they squandered. USA was intense in defence and did not allow much space. USA had a flurry of set pieces in the second half but utilised none of them. England remain top with four points while USA is third. The next game for USMNT against Iran will be a must win if it wants to qualify. England needs only a draw against Wales to secure its passage into the knockout stage.
Kane! Oh no no no! You have to score from there! England get a free kick on the left and Shaw puts the ball in. Kane is right in front of the goal but his header is off target. Chance missed.
Maguire! He has the chance to head the ball into the net but his header lacks direction and goes into the ground before Turner collects it.
Pulisic lashes out at Henderson’s feet. England end up winning a corner from the free kick. Four minutes of stoppage time signalled.
Moore crosses from the right but the ball lands straight into the feet of an England player. Danger averted!
Saved by Turner! Rashford gets a backheel from Grealish and he decides to bend one in. Turner does not have to move an inch as the ball lands into his chest.
The delivery was excellent from Shaw but Ream is equally brilliant and makes a decisive clearance.
Moore trips Grealish as he skips past him. A free kick for England.
IN - Reyna, Sargant | OUT - Weah, Wright
Turner yet again steps out of his line to collect a cross. This one was trickier as the ball had more flight and spin on it. Brilliant work!
Maguire comes sweeping in with a sliding tackle to stop Weah from breaking out into an attack.
USA makes two change. Aaronson and Moore come in for McKennie and Dest. England bring out Rashford to replace Saka.
Saka gets the ball in the box but is muscled away from the ball.
Kane gets a cut back in the box after good work along the touchline by from Grealish. But the forward is not able to sort his feet out and the ball goes away.
Ream clears Shaw’s header from the left wing. Kane struggling to find room for himself in the USA penalty area. He has had just one touch in the box.
IN - Grealish, Henderson | OUT - Bellingham, Sterling
Kane plays Saka in behind and the Arsenal man crosses. But Turner is ready to dive forward and collect the ball.
England yet again manage to evade danger. Will USA regret not converting these chances?
The crowd at the Al Bayt is chanting USA! USA! Another corner for United States.
England manage to prevent a goal from the series of set pieces but USA again has the ball.
Another corner for the stars and stripes. This time is Robinson’s cross from the left. Maguire again with a crucial header. USA manages to find another corner.
Pulisic wins a corner for USA. He cuts in from the right wing and takes a shot. He’s pumped up and asking the his supporters to be louder. Maguire makes a crucial clearance from the set piece.
USA again threaten. This time Weah tries to cross from the right but Bellingham is stationed to clear the danger.
Pulisic is about to break out a counter but Saka tackles from behind. The referee thinks that is a foul and calls the play back.
Tim Weah goes down writhing in pain. Shaw stamped on his foot. No card shown to the leftback.
Tyler Adams stops Saka from entering the penalty area. He lets out a big roar after the block.
USA threaten again! Robsinson wins the ball for USA. Pulisic takes the ball and charges forward. He plays to Wright on the left. Wright cuts in and shoots but the shot is blocked by Stones. McKennie has a shot at rebound but misses.
USA start the second period on front foot. They have a throw in in the final third. England asked to defend first up.
Possession: England - 62% | USA - 38%
Shots: England -5 | USA - 6
USA have held ground. They have made England work and have themselves tested the goal. Kane got just one shot on target but the Three Lions have displayed threat from the right flank. Turner has been excellent in goal for USA. He’s been alert to all aerial threats and saved the shot from Mount in the closing minutes of the half. Nicely set for the second half.
Turner saves! Mount took the shot from outside the box and the ball is rolling into the bottom left corner. Turner gets down and uses both hands to parry the ball away.
A wonderful run from Shaw! He gets behind Dest and Weah, runs all the way to the touchline and cuts back. Saka meets the ball but is unable to control his shot.
Turner yet again up to the task. Shaw crosses from the left and the USA custodian gets to the ball before Saka.
This time Dest has a chance. He starts a run in from the right and keeps going. He dummies past Maguire and takes a shot. A deflection takes the ball away from the goal and wins USA a corner.
Wright fights off Stones and wins USA’s first corner. The delivery from the set piece is weak and Maguire clears it easily.
England enters the USA penalty area. Sterling has the ball but the defence fights it off him. The Three Lions then attempt a cross but Turner is up for the challenge. He steps out and collects the ball.
Pulisic hits the bar! What a strike by the forward. The ball comes to Musah from the right. He plays it to Pulisic on the other wing. Pulisic waits, takes the ball on his left foot and strikes. Pickford was beaten but England are saved by the crossbar.
Musah with a long range shot! Stones gets in front of him. The ball deflects off his knee and goes straight into the hands of Pickford. USA’s first shot on target.
McKennie! He misses from close range. Dest was one on one on the right wing. He plays it back to Musah who crosses. The Juventus midfielder is unmarked in the six-yard cross and takes a shot. The ball goes just over the crossbar.
Sterling tries to enter the USA penalty area from the left, but he attempts to get past too many players and loses control of the ball.
USA builds an attack with patience but the move fizzles out as a cross from the right flank is collected by Pickford.
A press from the USA forward line leads to England losing possession. Nice work rate by the stars and stripes.
Wright comes close! McKennie crosses from the right and Wright is there in the centre. The header goes just wide.
Shaw’s attempted ball into the penalty area is straight into Turner’s hands.
Kane misses again! The ball pops up from a Saka pass. But the forward went for a bicycle which gives time for the USA defender to clear. Should have gone for a header.
Kane! Zimmerman with a vital block. England builds an attack down the right flank and Saka squares it for Kane. Zimmerman steps in front of the No.9 to block the attempt.
Trippier aims a long ball towards Saka. The forward attempts a run in behind but Robinson is alert to clear the danger.
Maguire and Shaw have a miscommunication between them which hands the possession to the US. They have a throw in. The tempo has been slow in the first six minutes.
USA gain control of the ball. England got a couple of free throws in the final third but nothing to test the USA goalkeeper. The stars and stripes look to field 4-3-3 formation so far.
The game begins! England have the ball in the first minute, starting from the centre circle.
00:28 - A Venezuelan duo at helm of the officiating team. Jesus Valenzuela is the man with the whistle while Juan Soto will handle the VAR.
00:25 - The players sing their national anthems. Moments away from the Kick Off.
00:10 - Mason Mount before the game today:
“The perfect stage for us to go out there and perform. No, nothing (On injury concerns). That is the only thing we can think about. That is what we thought in the last game and we’re not going to change that tonight (on qualifying for R16 with a win today).”
00:02 - Time to settle the debate off the pitch as well. Have your say.
00:00 - A look inside the England dressing room
23:55 - A point to prove for England
Despite the domination on overall head to head, England have never beaten the United States in the World Cup. In 1950, USA had pulled off a 1-0 win over England. In 2010, the two played a 1-1 draw.
23:49 - England vs USA head to head record
Played: 11 | England: 8 | USA: 2 | Draw: 1
23:35 - The Al Bayt Stadium decked up for the clash of Football vs Soccer.
23:30 - USA’s form in the last five games:
Drew 1-1 vs Wales
Drew 0-0 vs Saudi Arabia
Lost 0-2 vs Japan
Drew 1-1 vs El Salvador
Won 5-0 vs Grenada
23:25 - A name missing from England bench
James Maddison yet again fails to make it to the bench for the Three Lions. The midfielder is a part of the squad but has not featured after suffering an injury.
23:22 - USA playing XI out!
23:18 - England name an unchanged XI
23:14 - The England kit for the game vs USA
23:13 - The England lineup is expected to be out shortly.
23:10 - Here is England’s form in the last five games:
Won 6-2 vs Iran
Drew 3-3 vs Germany
Lost 0-1 vs Italy
Lost 0-4 vs Hungary
Drew 0-0 vs Italy
23:05 - England hoping to build on good start
The Three Lions will hope to beat the US Soccer team after a thumping 6-2 win over Iran. Before the World Cup, the team was not enjoying the best of form.
If you’re good enough, you’re old enough, so the saying goes, and the young guns of England and the United States added credence to that theory with eye-catching performances in their opening games at the World Cup this week.
On Friday the two nations meet in Al Khor where England’s Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka will try to match the levels they reached in a 6-2 victory over Iran which put Gareth Southgate’s side in command of Group B.
England is yet to beat the United States in World Cup meetings, suffering an unthinkable loss in 1950 that was regarded at the time as a national humiliation and playing out a 1-1 draw in South Africa in 2010.
But the team will be oozing confidence after an emphatic return to form in their opening rout of Iran after a six-match winless streak, a game in which 19-year-old midfielder Bellingham scored the opener and 21-year-old Saka struck twice.
Meanwhile, USA is coming to the fixture on the back of a 1-1 draw against Wales.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
When will the England vs USA match kick-off?
The England vs USA match will kick-off at 12:30 AM IST, November 26.
Where will the England vs USA match kick-off?
The England vs USA match will kick-off at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Where can you watch the England vs USA match in India?
The England vs USA match will be telecasted live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and well as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be live streamed on JioCinema.
Where can you watch the England vs USA match outside India?
United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Live Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Live Stream: fuboTV, TSN app
United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Live Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website
Australia – TV: SBS; Live Stream: SBS On Demand
New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports; Live Stream: Sky Sport
Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Live Stream: Astro Go
Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Live Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV
Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports, ITV; Live Stream: Now TV, ViuTV
Nigeria – SuperSport and Showmax Pro.
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