The England team search a fast-track pass after its big win the first day.With the far memory of the great surprise of the 1950 World Cup, when United States beat England, the two teams meet again in Qatar 2022 with the England as favorites. Even more after the 6-2 defeat of Iran on the first day. But the United States is an attractive team that only innocence prevented them beating Wales on its debut in this championship.
Harry Kane’s doubt has been resolved, already recovered from the ankle problem he suffered against Iran, and with the rest of the team ready, except James Maddison, England has to escape of the surprises of Argentina and Germany and continue in the wheel that teams as Spain set.
The six goals against Iran can be attributed to the weakness of the Iranians, so the USA is a major test, especially in defense, where Stones and Maguire will be defended by the American line of three: Timothy Weah, Christian Pulisic and Giovanni Reyna.
A defeat would leave the Americans on the edge of the abyss, while the three points would already ensure the pass to the round of 16 for the English.
Probable England vs. USA line-ups
England: Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Mount, Bellingham; Saka, Kane and Sterling.
United States: Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson; McKennie, Adams, Musah; Weah, Reyna and Pulisic.
Referee: Jesus Valenzuela (Venezuela).
Stadium: Al Bayt (Khor)
By Fernando Perez (Football Analyst, Spain)