Gareth Southgate names an unchanged England starting line-up against USA
Harry Kane’s recovery from an ankle injury means he will lead the attack. Southgate is also planning to keep Kieran Trippier at right-back, despite Kyle Walker’s returns to fitness following groin surgery last month.
The old adage ‘don’t change a winning team’ will be ringing loud in Southgate’s mind, such were the positives to come out of the 6-2 victory over Iran.
If England secure another three points against USA, they will qualify for the round of 16 and would remain in top spot.
But going through as group winners would go down to the final game as Iran could still mathematically finish above England with another win over USA, although it would take a sizeable goal difference swing.
Head-to-head record is the third tie-breaking method at this tournament, after goal difference and then goals scored.
USA team news
Team to play England: Turner; Dest, Zimmerman, Ream, Robinson; Adams, Musah, McKennie; Wright, Weah, Pulisic
England team news
Team to play USA: Pickford, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Shaw, Rice, Bellingham, Mount, Saka, Kane, Sterling