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What time are England playing today? Kick-off time vs USA, TV channel and how to watch a World Cup live stream to day

England got off to a dream start to the 2022 World Cup with a dominant 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday, banishing all memories of their poor recent form and leaving Three Lions fans dreaming of glory.

The next Group B match they face is on Friday night against the USA, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Wales in their opening game.

A win would put Gareth Southgate’s side in a dominant position in Group B – here’s when to watch the game and what to expect.

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What time does England play today?

England vs USA starts at 7pm (UK time – Qatar is three hours ahead) tonight, at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.

The Southgate side then play their final group stage match, an all-British affair against Wales Tuesday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

Winning group B would set up a second round match on Sunday, December 4 at 7:00 PM against the runners-up (most likely Senegal or Ecuador) in Group A.

Second place in their group means a showdown with the winners of Group A – probably the Netherlands – on Saturday, December 3, starting at 3 p.m.

What TV channel is England vs USA?

This match will be broadcast live on ITV, with coverage from 6.05pm – Mark Pougatch will host, with commentary from Sam Matterface and Lee Dixon.

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Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Ian Wright provide analysis, with additional reporting from Laura Woods, Karen Carney and Gabriel Clarke.

The 2022 World Cup will be broadcast in full on free-to-air television in the UK BBC and ITV share the rights.

This means England’s clash with the US is available to live stream the new ITVX streaming hub.

DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 16: Harry Kane of England poses during the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 portrait session on November 16, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Harry Kane hopes to blast England to victory in Qatar 2022 (Image: Fifa/Getty Images)

What can you expect from England vs USA?

From the English side, the run-up to Friday night’s game was dominated by speculation about Harry Kane’s fitness.

The striker underwent a scan on his foot after a tough challenge during the game against Iran, but Southgate has revealed he is fit to start at Al Bayt Stadium.

He said before the game: ‘Harry is good. He came through training without any problems, so yes, it would be a brave decision to leave him out of the starting team!”

England have faced the USA twice in previous World Cups, and have yet to record a win – the defeat in 1950 still ranks as arguably the tournament’s biggest ever defeat, and the nations also drew 1-1 in 2010.

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And their manager called on his side to make history by changing this on Friday: “We have to try and make history, number one.

“We’re good at that, we’re good at praising ourselves as a nation based on very little evidence.

“So what we have to do is perform on the pitch and we know we will be playing against a very motivated team, but we have a lot of respect for our opponent.”

Kane’s availability is a huge boost for Southgate, who must weigh the rigors of tournament football against the need to qualify from within the group in the midst of a hectic season.

Harry Maguire is fit again after feeling unwell against Iran and will win his 50th cap, while Kyle Walker will be hoping to make his first appearance after recovering from groin surgery in October.

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What is England’s route to the final?

If England are leaders in the group, they will play their second round match against the number two in Group A on Sunday 4 December at 7 p.m.

The NetherlandsThe 2-0 win over Senegal in their opening game makes it clear they are the team to beat, so it seems a reasonable assumption that Louis Van Gaal’s side will top Group A.

This means that Senegal and Ecuador will be England’s most likely opponents if they can top Group B with Qatarthe chance of progression looks slim.

Finishing second will most likely mean a clash with the winners of Group A The Netherlands – on Saturday 3 December, starting at 3 p.m.

As for the quarter-finals, if England win their group they’ll be lined up to face it Francesaw the reigning champions top Group D and most likely beat their opponents in the second round Mexico or Poland.

Finishing second in their group would potentially mean England playing Argentina in the quarterfinals, as long as they surpass and overcome theirs Denmarkthe most likely runner-up in Group D.

Things get a little more complicated in the semi-finals, with each of the teams on the other side of the draw being a potential opponent depending on how they (and England) did in the pools.

This means Southgate’s side can be drawn against players like Spain, Germany, Brazil, Belgium, Portugal or Uruguay.

And if they make it to the final, England can essentially play any side they haven’t defeated yet in the group stage for their shot at glory.

Source: news.google.com

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