Ebene News – CA – England vs Poland: World Cup qualification crucial for Gareth Southgate’s preparations for Euro 2020

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England’s game against Poland is the last before Gareth Southgate names his team for Euro 2020; follow England vs Poland on our dedicated match blog and watch free match highlights on Sky Sports digital platforms 15 minutes after full time

Phil Foden is set to start for England as Gareth Southgate’s side face Poland on Wednesday in their World Cup qualifying final of this international break, while Mason Mount faces a test of late physical condition before the match at Wembley

Foden is set to start the game whether or not Mount is fit after the Chelsea midfielder was out of the first part of Tuesday’s session He undertook recovery work in the gym, while the rest of the 24-man squad trained before the game

Southgate has been slow to tell players heading into World Cup qualifying to give Mount maximum time to prove his fitness Foden is expected to be positioned to the left of a forward three, with Raheem Sterling on the right and Harry Kane in the middle

James Ward-Prowse, who scored in the 5-0 win over San Marino, returns to Southampton after resting for Wednesday’s game by fitness measure

Southgate’s final selection for Euro 2020 is set to take place at the end of May, with the tournament starting on June 11 and England’s first game against Croatia at Wembley on June 13

England will play two friendlies ahead of the tournament against Austria and Romania before the Euro, but Wednesday’s clash with Poland is the last competitive game ahead of this big announcement and should help the manager to firm up his ideas on personnel and training

Southgate will be aware that Jordan Pickford, Jordan Henderson and Jack Grealish missed the March internationals with injury, but fans will be keen to see how England could prepare for Euro 2020

“It’s been perfect so far, as far as Southgate is concerned – two games, two wins, no injuries and he has managed to manage the minutes. He was asked if he would pick his strongest team for the Poland and I just detected a hint of frustration – he understands the need to manage his relationship with Premier League clubs but has pointed out that there comes a time when the rotation needs to stop which suggests he will. play your stronger side

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“He will have learned that this team is stronger than what he had in Russia – there is competition for places all over the field There are at least seven or eight other players who are not part of of the team for the moment but who hope to win the Euros

“Certainly there are several players who have missed this team but I think will definitely be in the Euros if they are in good shape: Jordan Henderson, who is recovering from groin surgery, Jack Grealish – everyone wants to see him play, it seems – and Jadon Sancho, who is injured at the moment If they’re in good shape, that means some players will have to give up

“I think Southgate’s top three he says are Kane, Sterling and Rashford There was an argument six months to a year ago over Sancho vs Rashford, but Sancho was injured , didn’t play much and is still maturing

“Dominic Calvert-Lewin is absolutely Kane’s replacement and Mount has impressed me immensely – I think it’s a shoo-in not just for the team, but for the starting XI

“A few other players improved their outlook – Foden played very well against Albania and I think he’s almost certain to be part of the Bellingham squad now – we’ve heard Southgate talk about him in glowing terms – it looks like he’ll also be part of the Phillips squad started both games and Ward-Prowse played well too “

“This is a key game for England – they only have two friendlies before the Euro so Southgate will see this as a real marker of his team’s situation

“The biggest advantage for me so far is that in his absence Jordan Pickford has consolidated his No.1 position It’s strange because he hasn’t played and even though I don’t want to No disrespect to Nick Pope, who became the first England goalkeeper to keep six clean sheets in his first six games, his distribution was at times average and poor by his own high standards; Burnley does not play the ball by the ‘rear If Pickford is in good shape, he is No. 1

“I’m surprised Jude Bellingham hasn’t had more playing time I don’t think he will start against Poland and I feel like Southgate has decided that Mount could be that No 8 on Bellingham, if he decides to play Mount there

“Trent Alexander-Arnold, I think it’s a shoo-in, I think it’s only temporary But I think it will be difficult for James Maddison to make his way For now, I think that it also looks like Mings or Coady will be on the squad if you think Maguire and Stones are shoo-ins and you think Dier and Walker can play in different positions Looks like Coady, who has commanded England and whom Southgate considers a leader, is ahead of Mings in thinking right now”

The boss on @ masonmount_10: “He didn’t warm up with the rest of the team today, but he did the rest of the session afterwards, so you should be fine” photoTwittercom / IGDXVckljd

There are doubts over Mason Mount’s availability The Chelsea midfielder took part in a gym cool-down on Tuesday morning He joined a full training session with the team later in the day, but will face a late fitness test

Southgate said: “No he didn’t warm up with the team but he did the rest of the session with the team He should be fine They are all available as far as we are concerned”

England currently lead Group I World Cup qualifiers, the only team to have won their first two matches, with Poland tied for second with four points with Hungary

England beat San Marino 5-0 in their opener on Thursday before winning 2-0 in Albania on Sunday, while Poland drew 3-3 against Hungary in their first match in Group I, before winning at home against Hungary Andorra minnows

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Poland’s visit has been touted as a much tougher test for Southgate and his team after their victories over San Marino and Albania, but Poland have a lot of problems as they head to Wembley for what is considered crucial device in group I

In what is a blow to Paulo Sousa’s side, Robert Lewandowski will miss England game on Wednesday with knee injury

A Polish FA statement on Monday morning said national team captain Lewandowski suffered ligament injuries to his right knee and would be out for up to 10 days The 32-year-old forward, who has scored 42 goals in just 36 games for Bayern Munich in all competitions this season, is now back on the German side

Earlier in the week, Poland confirmed two more cases of coronavirus in their camp, with midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak and defender Kamil Piatkowski both recording positive COVID-19 results

However, the Polish federation confirmed to Sky Sports News that the match will go as planned and Krychowiak has now returned a negative test He is expected to join the team in London and could start on Wednesday

This means the total number of positive results for the Polish squad is now three after substitute goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski and Mateusz Klich of Leeds United were both ruled out due to the virus

Although Poland are without captain and star striker in Lewandowski, Southgate will not take the team lightly

He said: “I think Poland have great players and we would be naive to think that they would be less of a threat

“If we let our foot on the accelerator for a minute we will be injured We have to be ready for the game, what we are A team is not just a player and we have to prepare for the highest level “

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Ebene News – CA – England vs Poland: World Cup qualification crucial for Gareth Southgate’s preparations for Euro 2020

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