England confirmed XI vs USA: Harry Kane STARTS in unchanged side

Harry Kane starts for England after overcoming an injury against Iran as Gareth Southgate picks a regular line-up to face the United States in their World Cup Group B match.

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Gareth Southgate has named the starting line-up for England’s game against the USA this evening.

Captain Harry Kane’s participation in England’s second group stage match was in doubt after the Tottenham star suffered a knock in the 6-2 win over Iran.

But the 29-year-old trained alongside his teammates yesterday and will be fit to captain the team at Al Bayt Stadium.

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Gareth Southgate picked an unchanged side for England’s second match of the World Cup

Harry Kane will start for the match against USA after injury concerns

Harry Kane will start for England in the match against the USA after injury concerns

Harry Kane's injury scare - and it's not as bad as feared - shows his fitness is paramount

Kane went down clutching his ankle after a clumsy challenge in the opening match with Iran

‘Harry is good, he came through training without problems – it would be a brave decision to leave him out of the starting line-up. He’s in a good place. Of course.’ The England coach explained.

We managed him a little bit last week with training because of the load he had, so we’re always aware of that. Some guys need more practice, others may do a half session, it depends on the size of their individual load.

Confirmed England XI: Jordan Pickford, Kieran Trippier, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Luke Shaw, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane.

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Harry Maguire’s tackle was also a concern after the Manchester United star was substituted on Monday due to illness, but he has recovered to start alongside John Stones in central defence.

There were fears the 29-year-old defender could suffer a concussion before being substituted in England’s World Cup opener, but Southgate made it clear he believed dehydration was a factor in the defender’s feeling unwell.

We think one of the elements of that was the drought.

Harry Maguire also starts in central defense after being sent off due to illness in the win over Iran

Harry Maguire also starts in central defense after being sent off due to illness in the win over Iran

Southgate explained

Southgate explained that “dehydration” played a part in Maguire feeling unwell

“Because of concussion awareness, we looked at all of that really seriously, and FIFA did too, because it’s one of the main things from the medical department at this tournament.

Meanwhile, James Maddison is not named again in the squad as he continues to recover from the knee injury he picked up in the Premier League final against Leicester before the World Cup break.

Southgate spoke out earlier this week to hint the midfielder could return for the final Group B match against Wales after Maddison once again trained on his own in a bid to speed up his recovery.

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