Dele Alli has 'slim chance' of playing against Panama, confirms Southgate

Dele Alli has 'slim chance' of playing against Panama, confirms Southgate

Gareth Southgate's side beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game but missed a series of first-half chances and needed a stoppage time victor from captain Harry Kane to secure the three points.

Raheem Sterling has followed the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Benjamin Mendy by telling his life story to The Players' Tribune.

Whether intentionally or not, a photographer present at training managed to snap a picture of Southgate's notes, which appeared to show a first XI with secondary options for each position.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek eventually replaced him with 80 on the clock and played a part in England's late victor by winning the corner from which Harry Kane scored from.

Panama have developed a reputation as rough and physical opponents, and Southgate has instructed his players not to be intimidated as England seek to build on their opening World Cup victory against Tunisia.

Southgate, who also has the experienced Eric Dier to augment his midfield and Jamie Vardy's pace in attack, wants his players to take responsibility and play with freedom.

England manager Gareth Southgate may be considering a line-up change and it might not be good news for Raheem Sterling.

Other users took the opportunity to troll Liverpool fans, who reacted to the injury by not only blaming Ramos, but creating a petition to have the player retroactively punished for the tackle.


England's third group stage match will be against Belgium.

"We are going there to compete".

England can book their place in the World Cup knockout phases if they win and Belgium beat Tunisia, while Panama need to avoid defeat if they are to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout phases.

The astonishing detail is that Stones has played more minutes for England (588) since November than he has for Manchester City in the league (540).

"We won't be able to just roll them over, they're an in-form team".

"I've been speaking to the lads we've got at City, I spoke to Gareth often, so I've been well aware of what's been going on and what's been said in camp".

On Wednesday night, Alli revealed his disappointment on Twitter, but insisted he will be pushing hard to be fit in time to continue playing his part in England's World Cup campaign.

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