David Ornstein broke the news of England’s starting line-up for tonight’s game yesterday. Of course he did.
He reported that Gareth Southgate is set to name an unchanged line-up for the World Cup game against the United States on Friday, with Harry Kane fit to start.
Southgate decided to hand Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham their first World Cup starts in England’s first match of the tournament, and was rewarded with a thrilling 6-2 victory over Iran.
The pair both found the target — Bellingham opened the scoring before Saka struck twice — alongside Raheem Sterling and second-half substitutes Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish.
Kane, England’s captain, is poised to lead the line despite having a scan on his right ankle following a challenge during the Iran game.
The 29-year-old was able to train with his team-mates on Wednesday and Southgate subsequently declared the Tottenham Hotspur forward was available for Friday’s encounter.
Manchester United defender Harry Maguire is also set to retain his place in England’s starting XI, for what will be his 50th international appearance.
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