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Wednesday, 31 March 2021
2022 FIFA World Cup UEFA Group I qualification match


England 2 Poland 1 [1-0]
Match Summary
England Squad
Poland Squad
Team Records
   
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The Three Lions Squad for the matches against San Marino, Albania and Poland  March 2021
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App
Bellingham, Jude V.W. 29 June 2003 17 M BSV Borussia 09 Dortmund, Germany 0 2 2 0 0 None
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic N. 16 March 1997 24 F Everton FC 4 2 6 4 0 None
Chilwell, Benjamin J. 21 December 1996 24 LB Chelsea FC 12 1 13 0 0 None
Coady, Conor D. 23 February 1993 28 CD Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 0 4 1 0 None
Dier, Eric J.E. 15 January 1994 27 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 35 10 45 3 1 5 5
Foden, Philip W. 28 May 2000 20 M Manchester City FC 3 2 5 2 0 None
Henderson, Dean B. 12 March 1997 24 G Manchester United FC 0 1 1 0ᵍᵃ 0 None
James, Reece T. 8 December 1999 21 FB Chelsea FC 3 2 5 0 0 0 1
Johnstone, Samuel L. 25 March 1993 27 G West Bromwich Albion FC 0 0 0 0ᵍᵃ 0 none
Kane, Harry E. 28 July 1993 27 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 44 8 52 33 30 2
Lingard, Jesse E. 15 December 1992 28 M West Ham United FC, on loan from Manchester United FC 15 11 26 3 0 2
Maguire, J. Harry 5 March 1993 28 CD Manchester United FC 29 2 31 2 1 5 1
Mings, Tyrone D. 13 March 1993 28 CD Aston Villa FC 4 4 8 0 0 1
Mount, Mason T. 10 January 1999 22 M Chelsea FC 9 6 15 4 0 None
Phillips, Kalvin M. 2 December 1995 25 CD Leeds United AFC 5 1 6 0 0 1
Pope, Nicholas D. 14 April 1992 28 GK Burnley FC 5 1 6 0ᵍᵃ 0 None
Rashford, Marcus 31 October 1997 23 F Manchester United FC 20 20 40 11 0 1
Rashford withdrew from the squad on 26 March because of a foot injury
Rice, Declan 14 January 1999 22 CD West Ham United FC 13 1 14 1 0 1
also has 3 Republic of Ireland appearances
Saka, Bukayo A.T.M. 5 September 2001 19 LB Arsenal FC 3 1 4 0 0 None
Saka withdrew from the squad on 26 March because of a hamstring injury
Shaw, Luke P.H. 12 July 1995 25 RB Manchester United FC 7 2 9 0 0 1
Sterling, Raheem S. 8 December 1994
in Kingston, Jamaica
26 M Manchester City FC 52 8 60 13 3 7 1
Stones, John 28 May 1994 26 CD Manchester City FC 36 5 41 2 0 4
Trippier, Kieran J. 19 September 1990 30 RB Club Atlético de Madrid, Spain 23 3 26 1 1 None
Walker, Kyle A. 28 May 1990 30 RD Manchester City FC 48 6 54 0 1 0 10 1
Ward-Prowse, James M.E. 1 November 1994 26 M Southampton FC 2 4 6 1 0 None
Ward-Prowse withdrew from the squad on 31 March as a fitness precaution.
Watkins, Oliver G.A. 30 December 1995 25 F Aston Villa FC 0 1 1 1 0 None

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the tenth of the 2020-21 season, against Albania on 28 March 2021

Diary

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will miss England's three World Cup qualifiers this month after sustaining an abdominal muscle injury. Pickford was forced off just before half-time in Saturday's Premier League defeat to Burnley. He injured his oblique abdominal muscle attempting to stop a strike from Johann Berg Gudmundsson. He will also misserton's FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester City this weekend.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 - A call-up for Jude Bellingham is in doubt because of coronavirus restrictions. A change in the Covid19 rules late last night in North Rhine Westphalia where Dortmund are based has put his call-up in doubt. Dortmund will not allow players to travel with their country if it means they cannot and train for their club upon their return.  Bellingham would have to self-isolate for fourteen days. His teammate Jadon Sancho is currently injured.

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 2.00pm - Gareth Southgate has announced his first squad of 2021, given debut call-ups to Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins and West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper, Sam Johnstone. There are also returns for Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard and John Stones. Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold misses out on the 26-man squad. Jude Bellingham may still miss out because of the coronavirus restrictions in Germany.

Saturday, 20 March 2021 - Dortmund's Jude Bellingham was subjected to racist abuse online after his team's draw at Cologne today in which he gave away a first half penalty. Bellingham posted about the abuse saying 'Just another day on social media'. The FA responded with their support.

Sunday, 21 March 2021 - An update to the CoVid restrictions in Germany has allowed Jude Bellingham to join up with the England squad.
 

Monday, 22 March 2021 - 25 of the 26-man squad arrive at St. George's Park. Bukayo Saka has remained with his club for further assessment on his hamstring injury and he should join the squad before the end of the week.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 - It is a Day of Reflection as it is announced that former England striker Frank Worthington had tragically died overnight, aged 72. Before training starts at St. George's Park, there is a minute's silence for all those who lost their lives over the past year whilst the country was under lockdown. In the afternoon, Ollie Watkins gives his first press conference as a England squad member.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 - The squad leave St. George's Park following another day of training. Marcus Rashford sits out to continue his rehabilitation on his foot injury. They are now set up in their London base.
Marcus Rashford remains a doubt for England's match tomorrow night with San Marino. He has not trained this week as he attempts to recover from his foot injury. It is certain that Bukayo Saka will miss the match because of a hamstring injury. Southgate has asked his side to be 'ruthless' tomorrow night. "We should enjoy playing with the ball, but need to be ruthless with it. To have the creativity to score goals we have got to be positive and say it is a game which we can enjoy."

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 11.33am -
England's qualifier against Albania in Tirana on Sunday is at risk of being called off because of an issue over security. The FSHF said it has been informed by local police that the force cannot guarantee the safety of the teams. The FA responded with "We will continue to liaise with the relevant authorities." The AFA's dilemma follows its request for a restricted number of fans vaccinated against Covid-19 be permitted to attend the game, which was rejected by government. The Group I match will therefore be played behind closed doors, and with no other lockdown measures in place in in the country it could mean the area around the the Air Albania Stadium could be busy, seemingly with no promise of adequate policing. "Today a letter arrived which states that the structures of the local police directorate of Tirana do not guarantee the taking of measures before, during and after the Albania-England match on 28 March. Faced with the situation where the state authorities did not react after the request of the Albanian Football Federation for the release of spaces on the perimeter of the national stadium, we request urgent response of these structures. The cancellation of the Albania-England match scheduled to be played at Air Albania Stadium would have catastrophic consequences for the image of our country, the national team and in general for Albanian football."
9.37pm - England 5 San Marino 0 - England's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign started with a predictably routine victory. The side at the bottom of the FIFA rankings were never going to be anything but an easy target,en with Harry Kane on the bench, it proved to be a one-sided affair behind closed doors. England should have inflicted a much heavier loss on their opponents, but for poor finishing. The highlight being a goal for Ollie Watkins who came on as a substitute to make his debut. James Ward-Prowse's first goal for England, was followed by a Dominic Calvert-Lewin header. Raheem Sterling, captain for the night and desperate to score from the start, added a third before half-time. Calvert-Lewin scored his second eight minutes after the break, before his replacement, Ollie Watkins, got in on the act seven minutes after coming on.

Friday, 26 March 2021 - Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka have been ruled out of England's upcoming qualification matches against Albania and Poland. Rashford joined up with the squad despite the foot injury, but Saka remained with his club, because of a hamstring injury.

Saturday, 27 March 2021 - The 24 remaining players train in the morning before the squad leave for Albania in the afternoon, as the death of ex-international Derek Ufton is announced, the oldest surviving England player.
Gareth Southgate confirms that Nick Pope will start both the next two games in goal. He could become the first England goalkeeper to keep six clean sheets in his first six appearances.

Sunday 28 March 2020 - Albania 0 England 2 - England maintained their winning start to the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a comfortable win in Tirane. Captain Harry Kane lifted the mediocrity of an attritional first half on a slow surface when he scored his 33rd goal for his country, a superbly guided diving header from Luke Shaw's  cross seven minutes before the interval. It set the platform for a more positive second half display with Mason Mount adding a composed second in the 63rd minute after sustained England pressure.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021 - 23 of the 24-man squad are out training in preparation for tomorrow night's match. Mason Mount, however, is working indoors with the medical and performance team, and still needs to prove his fitness for the third qualifying match within a week.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 3.00pm - James Ward-Prowse has returned to his club after withdrawing from the squad. He has been rested as a fitness precaution.

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England Form: last six games
L W L W W W  f 12:a success: 58%
1006 14 October 2020 - England 0 Denmark 1 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley (bcd)
Eriksen (pen) NLP HL
Harry Maguire & Reece James
1007 12 November 2020 -
England
3 Republic of Ireland 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (bcd)
Maguire, Sancho, Calvert-Lewin (pen) Fr HW
1008 15 November 2020 - Belgium 2 England 0 [2-0]
Den Dreef, Leuven (bcd)
Tielemens, Mertens NLP AL
1009 18 November 2020 - England 4 Iceland 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (bcd)
Rice, Mount, Foden (2) HW
1010 25 March 2021 - England 5 San Marino 0 [3-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (bcd)
Ward-Prowse, Calvert-Lewin (2), Sterling, Watkins WCP HW
1011 28 March 2021 - Albania 0 England 2 [0-1]
Air Albania Stadium, Tiranë (bcd)
Kane, Mount AW
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