A tasteless draw but which allows the two teams to stay in the race for qualification.
After its offensive demonstration against Iran (6-2), England could have ensured its ticket directly to the round of 16 if successful.
But at Al-Bayt Stadium in Al-Khor, Gareth Southgate's side were content to secure a 0-0 draw against the United States.
Everything will therefore be decided on the last day in this group B. England (4 points) who will face Wales beaten a little earlier in the day (2-0) by Iran (3 points) remains in a very favorable tie.
The United States (2 points) will be forced to beat the Welsh (one point) who are not yet definitively eliminated.
After a start to the match rather in favor of England marked by a strike from Harry Kane (well operational despite his ankle injury against Iran) deflected by Zimmerman (10th), the Americans took the upper hand.
McKennie's volley goes over (26') then Christian Pulisic's shot, the Chelsea striker crashes into Jordan Pickford's crossbar (33').
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If the defense was hardly shaken up despite the percussions of the United States, the English did not manage to find a solution.
The game slowed down.
If the two coaches have tried to revitalize their team with changes, neither has really given the impression of pulling out to afford victory.
During added time, on a free kick from Shaw, Harry Kane fails to frame his header (90 + 3).
The English, without going on the offensive and light years away from their performance against Iran, disappointed.
Whistles even sanctioned their sad performance.
The United States have at least tried… As in 2010 (1-1), England and the United States leave each other with a draw for their 3rd confrontation in the World Cup (1-0 for the USA in 1950).