United States in focus: What awaits England in Fridays World Cup clash?
England will qualify for the World Cup knockout phase if they beat the United States on Friday.
Here is a closer look at the side standing in the way of Gareth Southgates men.
The US claimed the final automatic place on offer to CONCACAF teams just.
Defeats to Canada, Costa Rica and Panama left them in danger of going into an inter-confederation play-off.
But they finished above Costa Rica on goal difference to join Canada and Mexico as automatic qualifiers.
A third-place finish at the inaugural tournament in 1930 remains Americas best World Cup performance.
After a 40-year absence from 1950 to 1990, the US competed at seven successive World Cups and reached the last eight in 2002.
The USA also reached the knockout stages in 2010 and 2014, but they failed to qualify for Russia four years ago.
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