Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Will England’s Declan Rice play England vs France FIFA World Cup quarterfinal?

England midfielder Declan Rice missed coaching forward of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final with France resulting from an unspecified sickness.

Rice didn’t participate within the session on the Al Wakrah on Wednesday though it was not clear how severe his sickness is.

Rice, the West Ham United midfielder, has began in all 4 of England’s matches in Qatar and is a key part of Gareth Southgate’s midfield.

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Enjoying within the defensive holding function, Rice has shaped a wonderful understanding with 19-year-old Jude Bellingham with the pair significantly efficient within the 3-0 round-of-16 win over Senegal.

The obvious alternative for Rice, within the occasion that he had been to overlook the France recreation, could be Kalvin Phillips.

Phillips was a central a part of England’s run to the Euro 2020 closing final yr however following a transfer to Manchester Metropolis, accidents have restricted his minutes and he solely returned to motion simply earlier than the match.

Southgate additionally was with out back-up striker Callum Wilson who continues to cope with a minor pressure.

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