England and the United States will square off at Al Bayt Stadium in a pivotal Group B matchup in the 2022 World Cup.
England will be hoping to maintain their blistering attacking form that saw them thrash Iran 6-2 in their opening match. The result puts the Three Lions in a strong position to advance from their group, and a victory over the Americans would guarantee England’s place in the round of 16. If Wales fails to defeat Iran, they could even win the group on the second matchday.
Standing in their way is a USA team looking to improve on their 1-1 draw with Wales in the first match. While a point is not always needed to advance, this young American team cannot afford to lose badly in this match.
England ended their six-match winless streak with a thrashing of Iran in a game that was effectively over at halftime. For the most part, the game was one-sided, with the English side controlling 78% of the possession.
Iran was able to come back with two consolation goals, the first while trailing 4-0 and the second from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time.
KICKOFF TIME: England versus Iran match will go down on Friday at 8PM Nigerian time.