World Cup: Ghanaian-American USA Midfielder Yunus Musah Hyped for Special Game Against England

World Cup: Ghanaian-American USA Midfielder Yunus Musah Hyped for Special Game Against England

  • American midfielder Yunus Musah is looking forward to the game against England, the country he represented at youth levels
  • Musah was born to Ghanaian parents in the United States of America and spent time growing up in England and Italy
  • He pledged his international allegiance to USA and is also eligible to represent Ghana, Italy and England where he played at youth levels

USA midfielder Yunus Musah is looking forward to playing against England in the World Cup, a country he represented at youth levels.

The two dominant English speaking countries will battle it out in their second game of group B later tonight and Musah who spent time at Arsenal's academy has called it the biggest game of his career.

Yunus Musah, USA, Wales, England, FIFA World Cup
USA midfielder Yunus Musah playing against Wales at Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
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USA drew their first game of the World Cup against Wales while England beat Iran 6-2 in the opening game. Iran beat Wales 2-0 in today's first game, a result that will make the England-USA tie more entertaining.

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Biggest game of Musah's career

Musah is eligible to play for four countries including Ghana through his parents but switched his international allegiance to USA in 2020 and has won 20 caps for the Americans and is looking forward to playing against a country he once lived in.

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Speaking ahead of the game in an interview with BBC Sports, he calls it a special game and the biggest of his career.

''What a special game it will be. Having lived in England, knowing how England are as a society as people, it’s just a special moment so I hope it goes well. It will be the biggest game of my career.” he said.

Kane available after injury scare

Sports Brief earlier reported that England captain Harry Kane is fit to play in the match after coming off with a knock in the 6-2 win over Iran.

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This would be a major boost for manager Gareth Southgate as he prepares for an all important game where a win would see England through to the knockout stages.

Harry Kane won the golden boot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. His goalscoring exploits and experience would be vital if England will go far in this tournament.

Source: Sports Brief News