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England's goal is to get into the last 16 of the World Cup, according to their boss.

If the Three Lions beat the United States on Friday, they will finish in the top two of the group.

England has gone out in the group stages of the World Cup in each of the last four tournaments.

This is a good time for English football.

There's a lot of positive things happening with our women's team.

We want to have a sustained challenge in the later stages of the big competitions and we haven't done that in a long time.

We need to keep doing what these players are doing because they are putting the country on the map.

England finished bottom of their group in the World Cup after losing their first two games.

They made the last 16 of Euro 2016 and then lost in the final of Euro 2020.

The United States is ranked 16th in the world and started with a draw against Wales.

The first goal is to qualify from the group if we win the game. If it takes all three of them, we have to be prepared.

Have we ever defeated the US in a tournament? We need to make history. We need to perform well because we are good at talking highly of ourselves.

We will play a team that is very motivated and respectful of their opponent. I don't think we will be underestimating the USA because we know their players and they have good athletes.

Defender Harry Maguire and England manager Gareth Southgate spoke at a news conference on Thursday

Harry Maguire, who has received recent criticism but will gain his 50th international cap if he plays, was at the news conference.

"I have great belief in myself, I work as hard as possible, I give my all and that gives you good preparation to perform to the best level."

It's part and parcel of the game for a footballer to be criticized. For the last couple of years, I've played with one of the greatest players to kick a football in the world, and that's me.

If it's going to happen to him, it's going to happen to everyone. All you can do is work hard and do your best.

John Stones felt that England needed to improve their defense after they gave up two goals against Iran.

Stones, who conceded a late penalty, told the radio station that they felt deflated after the game.

I don't think there's any easy game in a World Cup, so we have to look at the overall view of what happened.

I was angry at some decisions that were made during the game.

It was a great start for us as a nation after I slept on it and watched the footage back.

There will be several English players in the US side, with the likes of Christian Pulisic, Matt Turner, and Tim Ream among them.

"I think he's done a good job," said Berhalter. His record at major tournaments has been very good.

They got off to a good start. It will be hard for us.


Harry Kane is fit to play despite not training this week because of an ankle injury.

Kyle Walker could make his first appearance since groin surgery in October after he recovered from feeling unwell in the second half of Sunday's game.

There have been no injuries reported by the United States.


  • This is the third meeting between England and USA at the World Cup, with the United States winning 1-0 in 1950 before a 1-1 draw in 2010.
  • In all competitions, England have won eight of their 11 meetings with USA (drew one, lost two). Their last defeat against them came in June 1993 (0-2), winning four and drawing one of their meetings since then.
  • Following their 6-2 victory over Iran, England are looking to win their opening two games at the World Cup for a fourth time, also doing so in 1982, 2006 and 2018.
  • England completed 716 passes in their 6-2 win over Iran, their most on record in a World Cup match since 1966. John Stones was responsible for 116 of those completed passes (16%), also the most by an England player in a World Cup game since 1966.