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Czech Republic v England [EURO 2020]

1 Name: 606 2021-06-22 19:12
Czech Republic v England (20:00 BST)

Gareth Southgate has backed captain Harry Kane.

The striker is yet score at Euro 2020 and was substituted during the opening win over Croatia and Friday's goalless draw with Scotland.

"The only thing that is relevant is his importance to the team. He's been our best and most influential player for a long period of time.

"There have been moments when the likes of Raheem [Sterling] has also been critical in terms of goal scoring but Kane is a hugely important figure for us."

Czech Republic name an unchanged side from the one that drew 1-1 with Croatia last-time out.

That means Patrik Schick, who has scored three goals so far at Euro 2020, leads the line.

Czech Republic XI: Vaclik, Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Boril, Holes, Soucek, Masopust, Darida, Jankto, Schick.

Subs: Kaderabek, Brabec, Barak, Krmencik, Sevcik, Mandous, Hlozek, Vydra, Kral, Mateju, Koubek, Pekhart.


England make four changes from the side that drew with Scotland last time out.

Jack Grealish makes his first start of Euro 2020 while Harry Maguire returns from injury to take his place in the first XI. Bukayo Saka and Kyle Walker also start, but Phil Foden is not included in the squad.

As expected, Harry Kane leads the line while Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are not in the squad because they are self isolating.

England XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Phillips, Rice, Saka, Grealish, Sterling, Kane.

Subs: Henderson, Rashford, Trippier, Ramsdale, Mings, Coady, Sancho, Calvert-Lewin, White, Johnstone, James, Bellingham.

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