Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Buoyed by a 6-2 crushing of Iran, England will look to seal their spot in the World Cup knockout stages when they face USA on Friday. The Three Lions looked sharp in front of goal in their opener, and, as a result, the odds for home win have been dropping. Leicester City midfielder James Maddison faces race against clock to be fit for the USA game, with Man City defender being rated doubtful as well. Gregg Berhalter’s men, on the other hand, dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Wales.
Leeds United midfielder Brenden Aaronson is pushing for a recall to the starting XI, while all Weston McKennie, Sergino Dest, Tim Ream, and Kellyn Acosta are one yellow card away from suspension. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Gareth Southgate’s men produced a brilliant display in the triumph over Iran. It has to be noted that the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at the 2010 World Cup finals.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.