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England vs Iceland: Latest team news, injury update and predicted lineup


Harry Kane is working back to full fitness after a back injury (Photo: Getty)

England take on Iceland in their final warm-up game for Euro 2024 with Gareth Southgate still mulling over some major selection decisions.

While he has confirmed his final 26-man squad, there are still question marks over who will be in the starting XI for the opening game of the tournament against Serbia.

Cole Palmer, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harry Kane were on the score sheet on Monday in the 3-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina – with the Bayern Munich star coming off the bench having shaken off a back injury that saw him miss his club’s final games of the season.

Southgate has already confirmed Ivan Toney will have some role to play on Friday night after Ollie Watkins was given the nod against Bosnia, but he will likely only come off the bench with getting Kane up to full fitness the priority.

There are still questions marks over Bukayo Saka and Anthony Gordon’s fitness having missed Monday’s friendly, but both wingers have returned to training and will be involved.

Luke Shaw has made the squad but won’t be fit to play until the second group game against Denmark, with Kieran Trippier likely to start at left-back as he continues to acclimatise to that position.

Similarly, with Harry Maguire missing out, Marc Guehi will start again in order to build-up his partnership with John Stones, but Lewis Dunk will not be involved due to an injury niggle.

Antony Gordon is back in training (Picture: The FA via Getty Images)

FA Cup finalists Kobbie Mainoo, Kyle Walker and Phil Foden joined up with the group this week but Jude Bellingham is unlikely to be involved following his Champions League triumph with Real Madrid last Saturday.

The Iceland clash would also be the last chance for Southgate to test out back-up goalkeepers Aaron Ramsdale and Dean Henderson

The seven players cut from the provisional squad on Thursday were Maguire, Jack Grealish, James Maddison, Curtis Jones, Jarrad Branthwaite, Jarell Quansah and James Trafford.

Kobbie Mainoo joined up with the squad this week (Picture: FA via Getty Images)

However, Southgate did say that the uncapped Quansah would be at Wembley in order to gain experience of a matchday with the national team, though it would be extraordinary if the Liverpool defender actually played.

Predicted England XI to face Iceland: Ramsdale, Walker, Stones, Guehi, Trippier, Alexander-Arnold, Rice, Saka, Foden, Palmer, Kane

England vs Iceland TV channel and kick-off time

England vs Iceland kicks off at 7:45pm on Friday 7 June. Channel 4 will be broadcasting the match live with a live stream also available through the Channel 4 app and website.


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