England vs USA: USMNT takes on England in potentially decisive World Cup meeting



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After a disappointing 1-1 draw with Wales This World Cup won’t be easy for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT).

A promising first-half performance and fine goal from Timothy Weah was undone by Gareth Bale’s late penalty on Monday as the young USMNT side were denied victory at the start of the campaign in Qatar.

Next up is England, the favorites for Group B, who beat Iran 6-2 earlier this week. Which is an ominous sign for Wales and the USMNT in their bid to qualify for the knockout stages.

But a win or draw against England and US coach Gregg Berhalter will know a berth in the next round could be in his hands with the upcoming game against Iran.

It will be the biggest test that the USMNT calls the “Golden Age” under Berhalter and could be an era-defining game for a side that have struggled for form throughout qualifying.

“We know how good England can be, but again, we think we’ve matched them well,” US captain Tyler Adams said earlier this week, according to ESPN.

“We have a team of athletes. We think that with the ball we are superior at times. you see that [against Wales] With our response and how we can create a lot of transitions.”

Friday’s game will be played at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor starting at 2 p.m. ET.

You have to go back to 2002, the last time the USMNT beat European opponents at the World Cup. Although able to draw 1-1 with England in the 2010 edition of the tournament in South Africa.

Otherwise, results tend to favor England, winning 8 out of 11 meetings between the two teams. And another victory would guarantee the 1966 World Cup winner a place in the knockout stages.

The good news for manager Gareth Southgate is that captain Harry Kane is fit to play after undergoing an ankle scan earlier this week, while Berhalter could be looking for Giovanni Re. Jyna, 20, to sharpen his attacking side

Harry Kane trains with England ahead of United States clash

Reyna was an unused substitute against Wales. And said his fitness was “really good” after suffering injuries in recent months.

Wales and Iran play another Group B game on Friday. when they met at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.

Despite being side by side in the FIFA rankings But Rob’s Welsh team Page will be sure of victory. After Britain revealed a weakness in Iran’s defense on Monday. for both teams It felt like a must-win game to qualify for the knockout round.

Hosts Qatar return to action this Friday against Senegal. Two nations that lost in both opening matches Qatar lost 2-0 to Ecuador and Senegal lost to Holland by the same scoreline.

The two winning teams will be looking for two victories from the two when they meet at the Khalifa International Stadium.

Bale celebrates US rivalry

Wales vs Iran – 5am Eastern time

Qatar vs. Senegal — 8:00 a.m. ET

Netherlands vs Ecuador — 11:00 a.m. ET

England vs. USA — 2:00 p.m. ET

USA: Fox Sports

UK: BBC or ITV

Australia: SBS

Brazil: SportTV

Germany: ARD, ZDF, Deutsche Telekom

Canada: Bell Media

South Africa: SABC.

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