FIFA WC 2022: England vs USA Preview & prediction | H2H | Line-up

After a brilliant start to the FIFA World Cup 2022 England will look to continue to seal their passage in the Round of 16 as they take on the United States late Friday evening (November 25, local time). 

England will have taken plenty of encouragement from their opening day 6-2 win against Iran while the USA should be disappointed after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wales. With qualification on the cards, it now remains to be seen, which team can punch their ticket to the Round of 16.

England vs USA Head to Head

While England are the favourites to win the clash and advance to the next stage, history has not been on their side. The head-to-head between the sides does favor England with eight wins in 11 matches, but the Three Lions have never beaten the USA in a World Cup game. The teams have met on two occasions in the final tournament with England getting embarrassed on both occasions.

In the first-ever World Cup meeting in 1950, the USA ran out winners by 1-0 while in the 2010 World Cup USA grabbed a goal courtesy of Robert Green’s error and snatched a point to win the group. The latter remains the only draw between the sides, while it left England facing Germany in the Round of 16 as a harsh consequence and lost embarrassingly.

England vs USA Head-to-Head

CompetitionMatchesEngland WinsUSA WinsDraw
Overall 11821
At World Cup2011

England vs USA Group Details

England started the World Cup campaign with a 6-2 thumping of Iran as five different goal scorers made ambitions clear for the 1966 champions. Bukayo Saka ended with a brace while Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, and Jack Grealish were all part of the scoring roster. USA on the flip side played a 1-1 draw against Wales as Timothy Weah’s first-half strike was canceled by a Gareth Bale penalty in the 82nd minute.

Both teams will end their group stage campaign on Tuesday (November 29) as England face Wales in an all-British encounter at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan. In a simultaneous kickoff at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha USA and Iran will also cross paths as both teams look for R16 place.

Group B Standings

3United States10101101

Likely Suspensions

England – None

USA - Sergino Dest, Tim Ream, McKennie, Kellyn Perry-Acosta

World Cup Record


Appearances16 (first in 1950)
Best resultChampions (1966)


Appearances11 (first in 1930)
Best resultThird place (1930)

England vs USA Predicted Lineup

England (4-2-3-1): 

Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Bellingham; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane/Wilson

USA (4-3-3):

Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Long, A Robinson; Adams, McKennie, Aaronson; Reyna, Ferreira, Pulisic 

England vs USA Date, kick-off time, and venue

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Matchday 2 encounter on Saturday, November 26 will kick-off at 12:30 AM IST, 10:00 PM Local Time (Friday)


Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor


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