It’s time to put the “special relationship” aside as England and the United States meet in the World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.
They last met in the World Cup in 2010.
The United States opened the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Wales, while England had a resounding 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday.
The opening draw significantly hurts the Americans’ chances of reaching the knockout round. According to FiveThirtyEight’s Soccer Power Index, the USMNT has only a 45% chance of advancing after the draw.
“It’s a punch in the face and that’s what it is,” said American midfielder Brenden Aaronson. “But we got to move on and look at the positives and look at film, what we can do even better.”
England, meanwhile, go into the match having gotten contributions from their biggest stars. Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish each scored goals in the opener. Since 1998, teams that win their opener have an 84% chance to reach the next round.
Here are the biggest plays and top moments from Friday’s action: