On Friday (November 25) at England take on United States men’s national soccer team (USMNT) FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in what would be the 12th men’s national football team between the two sides.
This will be the two sides’ third FIFA World Cup game and the first since 2010 when the two sides drew 1-1 in the group stage in South Africa.
Captain of England Harry Kane he is injured in this year’s Group B matchup after being injured in the Three Lions’ first group match against the Islamic Republic of Iran. However, he trained with the team on Wednesday.
From the 11 previous encounters between the USMNT and England, who has the upper hand? What is the exact record each team has set against the other?
Upset 1950 USMNT World Cup
The first-ever meeting between the two sides took place at 1950 World Cup was held in Brazil, and the English made their first appearance at the FIFA World Cup.
After beating Chile in the first leg, England were about to beat their American opponents easily, but a goal scored in the first half by Joe Gaetjens caused a dizzying shock that remains one of the greatest worries of the World Cup to this day.
However, from that first meeting, things turned decisively in England’s favour.
England: Eight wins, 39 goals against USA
Including the reversal of the shock in 1950, England and the United States played 11 times – With England wins 8 and scored 39 goals.
Following the result in Brazil, England scored as many as 24 goals against the USMNT in the next three games from 1953 to 1964, winning 6–3, 8–1 and 10–0.
However, the United States achieved approx second victory over England.
It came in 1993, in an invitation US Cup friendly tournament before the USA, host of the 1994 World Cup.
The Americans defeated a disappointing England team 2–0, and England exited the tournament the following year after failing to qualify.
The just draw between the two teams occurred at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, when Steven Gerrard and Clint Dempsey scored as the match finished 1–1 in both teams’ first match of the tournament.
England won the last meeting between the two sides, an international friendly match at Wembley in 2018 which ended 3–0 to the hosts.
The full record, as of 23 November 2022, is England 8 – Ties 1 – USA 2.
England v USA 2022: Schedule and Time
The Group B match between England and the USMNT will take place at Al Bayta Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.
The start is scheduled for 22:00 local time on Friday, November 25. This is 7:00 PM GMT, 11:00 AM Pacific Time on the US West Coast, and 2:00 PM EST on the US East Coast.