England will be aiming to continue their momentum ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup when they face Switzerland THIS EVENING.
The Three Lions went undefeated in their World Cup qualifiers winning eight out of 10 games and comfortably topping the group by six points.
And Gareth Southgate can use this fixture as an opportunity to give inexperienced players their first senior international debut.
However, the Swiss will also be heading to the World Cup after going undefeated finishing top of Group C ahead of Euro 2020 winners Italy.
So the England boss will be well aware that this match is far from a foregone conclusion.
Swiss talisman Xherdan Shaqiri recently completed a move to MLS side Chicago Fire less than six months after joining Lyon from Liverpool.
After Marcus Rashford’s admission from the squad, England head coach Gareth Southgate said: “I have spoken with him. I think he totally understands where he’s at.”
“Marcus is very realistic. He knows he has is in a situation where he not been getting in the United team consistently and he will be searching as much as anybody to get that form back.”
- England vs Switzerland on Saturday, March 26.
- The match kicks off at 5.30pm in the UK – 6.30pm in Switzerland.
- It takes place at Wembley Stadium, London.
- The sides last met in 2019, where England beat Switzerland on penalties to secure third place in the Nations League.
What TV channel is England vs Switzerland on and can I live stream it?
- England vs Switzerland is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Football.
- Coverage commences at 4.30pm – one hour before kick off.
- To stream the game live, head to Sky Go or Now TV.
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Kyle Walker is England’s only noticeable full-back absentee with Southgate reportedly using the upcoming friendlies as a chance to look at his other flank defending options.
Manchester United forwards Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford have both been dropped due to poor form.
But Arsenal formidable duo, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have will be absent with the latter picking up a last minute injury and his Hale End partner suffering with Covid-19.
However, Crystal Palace players Connor Gallagher and Marc Guehi have both been called up after impressing at Selhurst park this season.
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), Nick Pope (Burnley)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Wolves), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Ben White (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Roma), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)