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England Vs Ukraine Premier League Football Match 2023

England Vs Ukraine Premier League Football Match 2023

Gareth Southgate selects Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire; Eddie Nketiah and Levi Colwill receive first senior call-ups; Raheem Sterling, Nick Pope and James Ward-Prowse omitted; Jarrod Bowen, Solly March, Ollie Watkins and Morgan Gibbs-White overlooked despite good starts to the season They face Ukraine in Poland for their Euro 2024 qualifier on Saturday September 9 before taking on Scotland at Hampden Park three days later – to mark the 150th anniversary since the two teams first faced each other.

England boss Gareth Southgate selected Harry Maguire in his latest squad – despite the centre-back failing to start a league game for Manchester United this season – and also stuck with Jordan Henderson after the 33-year-old completed a transfer from Liverpool to Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq.

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah and Chelsea defender Levi Colwill both earned their first senior call-ups. England favourite Raheem Sterling was also omitted, with Southgate revealing the Chelsea forward was not “particularly happy about it”. Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope also lost his place with Crystal Palace stopper Sam Johnstone getting the nod with regulars Jordan Pickford and Aaron Ramsdale.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was listed as a midfielder but withdrew from the squad with a hamstring injury, while forward Jack Grealish also pulled out with a thigh strain. Gareth Southgate’s men sit nine points ahead of third-placed Italy and one more victory will all but seal qualification to Euro 2024 But due to the ongoing war with Russia, Ukraine won’t be able to count on home advantage as they seek to stun England.

The game itself will instead take place at a neutral venue.
The game will take place at the Wroclaw Stadium, aka the Tarczynski Arena, in Poland. The 45,000-capacity stadium was originally built for Euro 2012 when Poland co-hosted the tournament alongside Ukraine. talkSPORT will have live coverage of the game presented by Adrian Durham, with kick-off scheduled for 5pm UK time. Commentary comes from Jim Proudfoot and former England defender Stuart Pearce.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM. Bukayo Saka has set high expectations for himself after being crowned England men’s player of the year for the second season running this week. “I just want to win everything with England,” said the 22-year-old in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT. “It’s pretty much that simple.”

When asked if the current Three Lions squad is the right team to do that with, with just four England camps to go until the next major tournament, he said: “Yeah, it’s pretty quick, it’s literally next summer! “So yeah, we’re training, got loads of games ahead to keep learning, keep growing as a team and yeah, increase our confidence going into the tournament.”

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