The England preparation for the Eurocup it is far from ideal. The late arrival of several of his football players due to endings of the Champions League and the Europa League has only been one part of the drawbacks, Since the injures have been very present in recent weeks (follow the game live on AS.com). Maguire, Henderson or Alexander-Arnold, the latter already completely discarded, have dragged physical discomfort and the first two are not yet 100% ready to play games. That is why the duel against Romania, one week before the start of the tournament, it is the last test of Gareth southgate with your template … although perhaps it is unrepresentative with what is seen on the opening day against Croatia.
The English team will host Romania in Middlesbrough, at Riverside Stadium, after having won five consecutive games thanks to the goal of Saka against Austria in the last match (1-0). Although England are one of the top favorites to win the Eurocup, they have not surpassed the quarter-finals since 1996. Romania, meanwhile, will not contest the competition after losing to Iceland in the last playoff.
Due to Rashford and Phillips doubts, everything indicates a new ownership of the very young Bellingham in the center of the field, while Calvert-Lewin, Sancho or Sterling they can be done with the attacking positions. For his part, after having played a few days ago, Grealish will rest to play a leading role during the Euro.
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ENGLAND: Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Coady, Shaw; Bellingham, Rice; Sancho, Mount, Sterling; and Calvert-Lewin.
ROMANIA: Nita; Sorescu, Chiriches, Nedelcearu, Camora; Stanciu, Marin; Hagi, Cicaldau, Maxim; and Keseru.
Referee: T. Martins (Portugal).
Stadium: Riverside Stadium.