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Predicted line-ups between England and USA: squad news ahead of tonight’s World Cup game

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England face the United States in their second World Cup game in Qatar on Friday, looking to clinch a place in the last 16 of the tournament.

Three points for Gareth Southgate’s side will then offer a chance to turn in the final game against Wales.

A fine performance and an emphatic 6-2 win in the opener against Iran means the Three Lions are confident here.

And the Stars and Stripes will be hoping to improve after fading late against Wales to give up a lead, settling for a 1-1 draw.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

When is England vs USA?

The Group B match will kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 25 at Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

What TV channel is it on and how can I watch online?

ITV 1 will begin coverage at 6:05 p.m. just after its coverage of Netherlands v Ecuador

It will be streamed for free and you can also stream it live for free on the ITV hub and the ITVX app.

What’s up with the team?

Harry Kane suffered a minor injury after a blow to his right ankle in the game against Iran and will be fit to start.

Kyle Walker wasn’t fit enough to play the opener due to his groin problem, but he’s back here. Doubts remain over James Maddison with Leicester missing training with a knee injury.

Midfielder Yunus Musah was out injured against Wales with a toe injury. Weston McKennie has a groin problem. If neither of them is fit enough to start then Cristian Roldan could come and secure the midfield.

Sergino Dest was a doubt for the game against Wales and then left the game which could also put his place in doubt here.

Gregg Berhalter will reconsider Gio Reyna early on, having held him off for fitness issues in the opener.

Planned compositions

England XI: Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Bellingham, Mount; Saka, Kane, Sterling

United States XI: Turner; Yedlin, Zimmerman, Rame, Robinson; Acosta, Adams, Roldan; Weah, Sargeant, Pulisic

Odds

England: 8/15

Draw: 29/10

United States: 19/4

Prediction

England soar after their rout of Iran in the first half and the United States, although keen against Wales, crumbled in the second half. Southgate’s side will have too many here and will lead the game to move to six points. England 2-1 USA.

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org