After an impressive opening win over Iran, Gareth Southgate’s England side are one win away from a place in the knockout stages.
They take on the USA this evening (7pm UK time) knowing that three points will secure a place in the last 16.
Harry Kane is fit to start after his injury scare against Iran and Southgate looks likely to pick his star player given his comments in his pre-match press conference.Read:‘If there’s something possible we’ll do it’
The England manager was asked if Kane would be in the starting line-up, to which Southgate replied: “Harry is good. He’s come through training and there are no problems so yes, it would be a brave decision to leave him out of the starting line-up!”
The Three Lions have faced the United States twice before in major tournaments – but they haven’t won yet. Their defeat in 1950 still ranks as the biggest World Cup upset ever, and the two sides drew 1-1 in 2010.
Is tonight the night for England to get this record right? Our team of football writers have tried to predict the outcome, and most are confident that Southgate’s side will sweep the USA aside and reach the last 16.Read:First look inside tiny £200 a night World Cup 2022 accommodation with fans in Qatar squeezing into ‘shipping containers’