Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka ruled out World Cup qualifiers

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford and Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka have been ruled out of England’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Poland. Saka, 19, had not linked up with the group because of a hamstring injury. Rashford, 23, joined up with Gareth Southgate’s squad despite carrying a foot injury and will return to United. England travels to Tirana to face Albania in their next Group I qualifier on Sunday before hosting Poland at Wembley on Wednesday.  

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England concluded their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a victory over Kosovo that ensures they will be among the top six seeds in next summer’s tournament.

Despite the emphatic scoreline, it was an unconvincing performance by Gareth Southgate’s side but they were still able to end as comfortable winners in a remarkable atmosphere in Pristina. It was a celebratory occasion where the visitors’ received a heroes’ welcome as icons in this country and for the part the United Kingdom played in its 1999 liberation following the Kosovo war. Needing to avoid defeat to make sure they are in the top pot when the draw is made, England took a first-half lead as Harry Winks produced a…

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BOO BLAST Raheem Sterling slams England fans who BOOED Joe Gomez for something ‘that was my fault’

RAHEEM STERLING has hit back at England fans who BOOED Joe Gomez during the 7-0 win over Montenegro. A pocket of the Wembley crowd bafflingly booed the Liverpool defender as he was given a late run-out on Thursday night. Sitting out the match, Raheem Sterling was seen clapping his team-mate on from the standsCredit: Reuters It came after Gomez was left with a scratch down his face and neck when Sterling accosted him at the start of England’s training camp. The Manchester City ace subsequently sat out the Montenegro thrashing…

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