If you’re good enough, you’re old enough, the saying goes, and the young guns from England and the United States backed up that theory with striking performances in their opening games at this week’s World Cup.
On Friday, the two nations meet at Al Khor, where England’s Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka will look to match the level they achieved in the 6-2 win over Iran, putting Gareth Southgate’s side in charge Group B took over.
England are yet to beat the United States at World Cups, suffering an unimaginable defeat in 1950 that was then seen as a national humiliation and drawing 1-1 in South Africa in 2010.
But the team are exuding confidence after emphatically returning to form in their opening win against Iran after six games without a win, in which midfielder Bellingham, 19, scored the opening goal and Saka, 21, scored twice.
Meanwhile, USA come into play after a 1-1 draw against Wales.
HEAD TO HEAD
Played: 11 | England: 8 | United States: 2 | Draw: 1
Won 6-2 against Iran
Draw 3-3 against Germany
Lost 0-1 against Italy
Lost 4-0 against Hungary
Draw 0-0 against Italy
United States of America
Draw 1-1 against Wales
Draw 0-0 against Saudi Arabia
Lost 2-0 to Japan
Draw 1-1 against El Salvador
Won 5-0 against Grenada
England: Pickford – Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw – Rice, Bellingham – Saka, Mount, Sterling – Kane
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Turner – Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, A. Robinson – McKennie, Adams, Musah – Weah, Sargent, Pulisic
WHEN AND WHERE TO SEE
When will the England vs USA game kick off?
The game between England and USA will kick off at 00:30 IST on November 26th.
Where will the game between England and USA kick off?
The game between England and USA kicks off at Al Bayt Stadium.
Where to watch England vs USA game in India?
The England v USA game will be streamed live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and iOS, the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be streamed live on JioCinema.
Where to watch England vs USA game outside of India?
United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Live Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada – Television: CTV, TSN; Live stream: fuboTV, TSN app
United Kingdom – Television: BBC One; Live stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website
Australia – TV: SBS; Live Stream: SBS On Demand
New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports; Live streaming: Sky Sport
Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Live Stream: Astro Go
Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Live Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singlet TV
Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports, ITV; Live Stream: Now TV, ViuTV
Nigeria – SuperSport and Showmax Pro.