England vs. USMNT: USA World Cup live stream, how to watch online, TV channel, Harry Kane injury update

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Quick qualification to the knockout phase beckons for England as they prepare for facing the United States on the day after Thanksgiving, knowing that three more points would guarantee a spot in the Round of 16. Indeed, in this most grueling World Cup, winning their first two games could give Gareth Southgate an opportunity to rotate in the final game against Wales, where a point would be enough.

That could mean getting ahead of themselves for England, who have had their fair share of upsets against the USMNT at the World Cup. A 1-0 defeat in 1950 was so unexpected that some back in the UK assumed broadcasts from Brazil included a typo in the score, while a 1-1 draw in 2010 was a devastating start to a disastrous World Cup. Here are our stories, how to watch the match and more:

How to see and odds

  • Date: Friday, September 25 | Time: 2 p.m. ET
  • Location: Al Bayt Stadium — Al Khor
  • TV: Fox and Telemundo | Live stream: fuboTV (Try Free)
  • Odds: England -182; Draw +300; USA +500 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Featured game | England vs. USA

Stories of England

Fears over Harry Kane’s ankle sprain in Monday’s 6-2 win over Iran appear to have subsided and if the England captain is fit, Southgate may well be tempted to stick with the XI that started the tournament in such an impressive manner. Likewise, Kyle Walker is working his way back to fitness and offers deeper options in the back line, with only James Maddison struggling for fitness.

Southgate is expected to stick with the 4-3-3 system he used in the opener, allowing England to match numbers against a midfield that is a relatively strong point for the United States, but with a reduced central defense, the pressure will be on the defense to tighten up after conceding two sloppy goals in a convincing victory. England have only kept two clean sheets in 2022 and their goalkeeper Jordan Pickford said: “As a whole squad we want to keep clean sheets because we know how important they are throughout tournament football. We were 4-0 up and really conceded a easy goal. They got a penalty which was a bit of a no-brainer. You’re never happy to concede a goal and we’ll build on to the USA and hopefully get the clean sheet.”

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Forecast

England are by far the superior team and if they are anything like the level they reached on Monday, this should be a comfortable win. Pick: England 2, USA 0

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