The World Cup qualifiers continued on Saturday evening. England was in action once again as they faced Andorra in their 7th game in the group stage. Southgate decided to use a different group of players with the likes of Abraham, Lingard, Sancho, Foden, Saka starting the game.
The international break is here again and club football will be put on hold for the next two weeks. Most players will have to represent their country in their different national teams even though not all the players will be called up. The truth of the matter is that most players that are being called up by their national team, were called based on their performances in their club respective clubs.
England dropped points today as Poland came from behind to share the points with them. Despite the results, England is still four points clear on top of the Group I table For FIFA World Cup Qualification. However, Gareth Southgate committed two errors today which prevented the game from ending in England's victory.
Mason Greenwood and Bukayo Saka are both England International players. Saka got the chance to represent his country at the Euros 2020, Greenwood wasn't summoned by Southgate due to the caliber of players in the team. However, there are some weaknesses in Greenwood's style of football that are nowhere to be found in Saka's gameplay.
On Friday, England will face Andorra without a single notable player in the starting XI or even on the bench. Due to his poor performances for his new club, Manchester United, Jadon Sancho, who was deemed good enough for a position in Gareth Southgate's Euro 2020 squad and even selected as a penalty taker in the tournament final, has been dropped from the England squad due to injury.
Chelsea full-back, Ben Chilwell has had a tough start to the ongoing football season and he has struggled to infuse himself into the plans of Thomas Tuchel. He has had his place taken by his Spanish rival, Marcos Alonso and he's been playing catch-up so far.
The England national team consists of the best English players in the Premier League. The players earn their national team call-up based on their performances in their club side. Despite having many players in the team, yet there are still talented players who are left out of the squad.
While not less than 13 Manchester United players were selected for international duty, there are three players who we would be surprised that they weren't selected. 1. Donny Van De Beek. Van De Beek has always been a regular for the Dutch National Team, however he was not selected to represent them in their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.
England thrashed Andorra by five goals to nil in the seventh game of their World Cup qualifying campaign on Saturday night. One of the masterminds behind that five star performance at Estadio Nacional de Andorra was Manchester United forward, Jadon Sancho. The 21 year old winger did not get on the score sheet but contributed to the result by setting up two goals for his teammates - the opening goal for Chilwell in the first half and a tap-in for Tammy Abraham in the second period.
AS Roma coach, Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is creating a kind of beast in Tammy Abraham that Gareth Southgate will be really happy to have in his team. The boss in his words stated that he is happy for the kind of player Tammy Abraham has become in his first few months in Italy, and he also added that he is still working on him.
The international break is a few weeks away from now and as expected from every national team head coach, they must release the list of players they are inviting for national duty at least a week before their games. Photo Credit: Sky Sports With that been said, England head coach Gareth Southgate has done as required of him by releasing the list of players he wants to have on the national scene as they prepare for their upcoming games.
Gareth Southgate, England national team head coach, recently announced his 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers slated to be played in October 2021, and it would interest you to note that Mason Greenwood's name was excluded from the list, a decision that makes no sense as far as I am concerned.
The past few days have been filled with thrilling International encounters as various World Cup qualifying matches were played across several continents. England faced Poland in the last of three matches within the space of few days and they were held to a draw in Warsaw, Poland. The first half ended with no goals scored by either side but Harry Kane broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute with a beautifully struck shot.
Over the past few years, the debate on who is the better player between Mason Mount and Phil Foden, has been trending on social media due to one reason or the other. While Chelsea fans supported their player in the debate, manchester city fans on the other, also showed their supports for Phil Foden as they think he is a more complete player than Mason Mount.
Since England's penalty shootout loss in the Euro 2020 final, there have been numerous debates and arguments about whether Gareth Southgate made the correct decision in selecting Bukayo Saka to take the decisive penalty. Several people have criticised Gareth Southgate for making that single decision, and Southgate himself has admitted that the fault was his, not Saka's.
Recently, the 40-man shortlist for the 2021 Golden Boy nominees was released which has kept different football fans and sports analysts in an awe of who could cling to the award. Based on current form and stats the Arsenal and England youngster, Bukayo Saka could be the player to win the 2021 Golden Boy award.
England was held on a 1-1 draw by Hungary. Hungary took a shock lead when Luke Shaw was judged to have caught Loic Nego with a high boot, handing the visitors a penalty which Roland Sallai dispatched w Shortly after, John Stones got a goal for England to level the game.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismissed England coach Gareth Southgate’s questions over Jadon Sancho’s form and said the winger will soon be a “top player”. Southgate named Sancho in his squad for this month’s World Cup qualifiers but said that the 21-year-old’s selection was “probably not” deserved if based on his performances over the last few weeks.
England left back, Trent Alexander Arnold is ready to switch into midfield when England meets Andorra at home. Gareth Southgate's team leads by five points in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers group and hopes to extend their victories to five wins against Andorra at Wembley stadium. So far, the 2020 European Cup finalist has only conceded one goal in the qualifying round, allowing Southgate to experiment his lineup against Andorra.
Photo Of Southgate Consoling Saka After England's loss in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and Manchester United's Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford were all subjected to horrific racial abuse, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now spoken out. Photo: England Team Consoling Saka