USA vs. England: everything you need to know about the most anticipated match of the World Cup

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The United States and England will meet at the World Cup on Friday in one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament.

The two men’s soccer teams are fighting to reach the knockout stage of Group B. England and the USA are the favorites to do so, but the first round of group stage matches didn’t turn out exactly as the Americans had hoped.

Against Wales, Tim Weah got things started on the right foot early for the US but the team seemed to take their foot off the gas. A Gareth Bale goal from a penalty late in the second half tied the game for Wales and helped earn a point in the equaliser.

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Christian Pulisic of the USA during a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match against Wales at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

Christian Pulisic of the USA during a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match against Wales at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
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England destroyed Iran in their first match 6-2. The victory, along with the four goal difference, helped their chances of progressing to the next round.

Read below for more key information about your match.

How can you watch USA vs. England?

USA vs. England will kick off at 2 pm ET on Friday. Coverage begins at 1 pm ET on FOX. fans can tune in Watch the match here.

Who plays for the United States national team?

Tim Weah of the United States celebrates after scoring during a World Cup Group B soccer match against Wales at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Monday, November 21, 2022.

Tim Weah of the United States celebrates after scoring during a World Cup Group B soccer match against Wales at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Monday, November 21, 2022.
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The roster includes: GK Ethan Horvath, GK Sean Johnson, GK Matt Turner, MF Brenden Aaronson, MF Kellyn Acosta, MF Tyler Adams, MF Luca de la Torre, MF Yunus Musah, MF Cristian Roldan, D Cameron Carter-Vickers, D Sergino Dest, D Aaron Long, D Shaq Moore, D Tim Ream, D Antonee Robinson, D Joe Scally, D DeAndre Yedlin, D Walker Zimmerman, F Jesus Ferreira, F Jordan Morris, F Christian Pulisic, F Gio Reyna, F Josh Sargent, F. Tim Weah and F. Haji Wright

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Who plays for England?

England's Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring during a Group B match against Iran at the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar on November 21, 2022.

England’s Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring during a Group B match against Iran at the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar on November 21, 2022.
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The roster includes: GK Jordan Pickford, GK Aaron Ramsdale, GK Nick Pope, MF Declan Rice, MF Jude Bellingham, MF Kalvin Phillips, MF Jordan Henderson, MF Conor Gallagher, MF Mason Mount, D Kieran Trippier, D Trent Alexander-Arnold, D Kyle Walker, D Ben White, D Harry Maguire, D John Stones, D Eric Dier, D Conor Coady, D Luke Shaw, F Harry Kane, F Callum Wilson, F Marcus Rashford, F Raheem Sterling, F Bukayo Saka, F Phil Foden, F Jack Grealish, and F James Maddison.

How has the United States fared in recent World Cups?

The United States missed the World Cup in 2018, but made it to the knockout rounds in 2014 and 2010. In 2002, Landon Donovan and Brian McBride led the team to the quarterfinals. The 1930 squad finished in third place.

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How have England fared in recent World Cups?

England finished fourth in the 2018 World Cup, marking their best tournament since finishing fourth in 1990. England failed to make it out of the group stage in 2014. The team won a World Cup title, in 1966.

What is the history between the US and England soccer teams?

The 1950 USA Team: (back row, left to right) Coach Chubby Lyons, Joe Maca, Charlie Colombo, Frank Borghi, Harry Keough, Walter Bahr, Coach Bill Jeffrey;  (front row, left to right) Frank Wallace, Ed McIlvenny, Gino Pariani, Joe Gaetjens, John Souza, Ed Souza.

The 1950 USA Team: (back row, left to right) Coach Chubby Lyons, Joe Maca, Charlie Colombo, Frank Borghi, Harry Keough, Walter Bahr, Coach Bill Jeffrey; (front row, left to right) Frank Wallace, Ed McIlvenny, Gino Pariani, Joe Gaetjens, John Souza, Ed Souza.
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Fans of both teams will likely badmouth the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 in regards to this matchup. But on the sporting front, England is seeking revenge for the 1950 World Cup match.

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The USA got a goal in the 38th minute from Joe Gaetjens, and Frank Borghi stopped England for the shutout. It would be the USA’s only win in the group stage, and they failed to top it.

England drew the USA, 1-1, at the 2010 World Cup and knocked them out in a 2018 friendly.

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