Marcus Rashford has been DROPPED for England’s World Cup last-16 clash with Senegal – replaced by Bukayo Saka in a shock call from Gareth Southgate – but Phil Foden keeps his place
Bukayo Saka is back in England’s starting line-up in place of Marcus Rashford for the last 16 World Cup clash against Senegal.
Arsenal winger Saka was on the bench for the comfortable win against Wales on Tuesday night, but starts as England look to progress to the last eight.
Saka scored a brace when England started their World Cup campaign with a 6-2 win against Iran and was also involved from the start in the goalless game against the USA.
Marcus Rashford is on the bench for England against Senegal despite his brace against Wales
Bukayo Saka is back in England’s starting line-up for their last 16 clash against Senegal
ENGLAND TEAM TO PLAY SENEGAL
Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Bellingham, Rice, Henderson; Saka, Kane, Foden.
Manchester United’s Rashford is on the bench despite impressing against Wales when he scored a shot.
It is a start for Manchester City’s Phil Foden, while Raheem Sterling is not involved as he deals with a family matter.
England boss Southgate faced some incredibly difficult decisions before naming his team for this game.
The wide options available to Southgate, including Saka, Foden, Sterling, Rashford and Jack Grealish, are testament to the strength in depth that England have in that area of the pitch.
In midfield, there are also a number of options available to Southgate, including Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount and James Maddison.
England manager Gareth Southgate faced some major selection dilemmas ahead of the match
Phil Foden, who scored his first World Cup goal against Wales, is in the starting lineup
Raheem Sterling is among the substitutes for England’s match against Senegal
Maddison, Conor Gallagher and Conor Coady are the only outfield players not to have played a single minute for England in the tournament so far.
Ben White has returned to England due to a personal problem.
This is the first ever meeting between England and Senegal, with the winners facing either France or Poland in the quarter-finals.