MX23RW : Monday, March 18 16:52:34

Jamie Vardy 'only serious doubt' for England's quarter-final tie

Jamie Vardy 'only serious doubt' for England
© Reuters
Five of the six England players carrying knocks from Tuesday's meeting with Colombia will reportedly be back to full fitness in time for the quarter-final against Sweden.

England manager Gareth Southgate is reportedly hopeful of having a number of his fitness doubts back up to speed prior to Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.

Southgate joked after the Three Lions' penalty-shootout win over Colombia earlier this week that his dressing was "like a scene from M.A.S.H" due to the number of stricken players.

Dele Alli, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Kyle Walker, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are all understood to be carrying knocks, with the latter requiring an injection to see him through until the end of the Colombia match.

Sky Sports News reports that Alli and Young will take part in training on Thursday, however, having responded well to work from England's medical team and physios.

Walker, Lingard and Kane are also said to be on course to make a full recovery, leaving Vardy as the only serious doubt to face Sweden.

Following their win over Colombia, eight of England's last 15 World Cup knockout matches have now gone to extra time.


Click here for more stories about Jamie Vardy

Click here for more stories about England

Share this article now:
England and Tottenham Hotspur teammates Dele Alli and Harry Kane celebrate during the international friendly with Nigeria on June 2, 2018
Read Next:
Kane, Alli 'fitness concerns for quarters'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account