USA vs England FIFA World Cup 2022: Will James Maddison be fit for England vs USA?

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James Maddison will now have to wait for World Cup debut due to knee injury.

The 25-year-old has been managing a minor knee issue since

being called up to Gareth Southgate's 26-man squad for the tournament.

Maddison was unable to participate in the team's outdoor training sessions,

thus she was forced to sit out Monday's Group B opener against Iran.

Now they play against the USA next on Friday night.

Maddison was unable to play against Iran, although he was still seen contributing to the team during the match.

Despite not wearing the substitutes bib worn by the players listed on the bench,

pictures showed the midfielder seated on the substitutes bench with other team members.