Gareth Southgate’s team is under pressure today. England has to deliver a good performance in their final Group D game. The match is against the Czech Republic.
The Three Lions have four points from their opening two games. They got a 1-0 win over Croatia. Also, they did a goalless draw against Scotland. Also, England is not securing their top spot in their group still now. In between, it is also very unfortunate for England that they will not get the service of Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell. Both of them are self-isolated as Billy Gilmour’s tested positive in the covid test.
England has secured their spot in the last-16 thanks. It will not matter what will be the result. They did not secure the top spot yet. Also, if England wants to secure the top spot they need to the Czech Republic. Also, Southgate needs a good result to build confidence before his side face knockout football.
Date, kick-off time, and venue
The Czech Republic vs England is scheduled at 12.30 am IST. It will kick off on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
The match will be held at Wembley Stadium.
Where to watch the Czech Republic vs England
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sony Six, Sony Six 2.
Live stream: JioTv, SonyLIV
The Czech Republic vs England team news
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are isolating ahead of the game. They came into contact with Chelsea team-mate Gilmour at England’s draw against Scotland.
So, they are not available for this match. Although, Southgate has confirmed that Harry Kane will start.
Southgate has confirmed Kane will start. The Three Lions skipper failed to have a shot on target in the opening two games. Also, he was subbed off in both matches.
Despite that, Southgate has revealed Kane will start, saying: “He is fundamental not only to the goals he scores but the build-up play and everything else he brings.”
Phil Foden may be dropped. He will be suspended if he gets booked another time. It will allow Southgate to respond to the clamor to play Jack Grealish.
The Czech Republic vs England predicted lineups
Czech Republic XI: Vaclik; Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Boril; Soucek, Holes; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick
England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Foden, Grealish, Sterling; Kane
Goalkeepers: Tomas Vaclik, Tomas Koubek, Ales Mandos
Defenders: Jan Boril, Jakub Brabec, Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Celustka, Pavel Kaderabek, Tomas Kalas, Ales Mateju, David Zima