England bought their Euro 2020 preparations underway final evening with a 1-0 win over Austria in Middlesbrough, however Trent Alexander-Arnold’s harm has dampened the temper with lower than two weeks earlier than the Three Lions’ opening match towards Croatia at Wembley.
There was pleasure for Bukayo Saka because the 19-year-old scored his first worldwide aim to seal the warm-up win, in addition to spectacular performances from Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish, however supervisor Gareth Southgate now has a nervous wait as England assess Alexander-Arnold’s thigh pressure. It’s considered one of a number of harm considerations for Southgate forward of the event, with Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson additionally going through a battle of their bids to return to full health.
Southgate additionally condemned these on the Riverside Stadium who booed England taking the knee earlier than kick-off, as sections of supporters continued to voice their opposition to the pre-match exhibiting of solidarity in the direction of anti-racism.
Elsewhere, a much-changed Scotland secured a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands to get their preparations underway, regardless of the ongoing uncertainty across the squad’s Covid-19 scare, whereas 10-man Wales have been overwhelmed 3-0 by event favourites France. England aren’t the one nation to have health considerations, both, with Kevin De Bruyne set to overlook Belgium’s opening sport of the event.
We’ll carry you all the most recent staff information, response from final evening’s friendlies and build-up to Euro 2020 all through the day: