England kick off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a home tie against Czech Republic under the Friday night lights of Wembley.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions are still riding a wave of euphoria following their dramatic qualification for the Uefa Nations League Finals back in November,
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and Friday night’s match is one of two games to prepare for this summer’s finals in France.
But while another potentially glorious summer awaits, Southgate will be keen for his players to focus on the task at hand and ensure they pick up three points before Monday’s trip to Montenegro.
England kick-off their Euro 2020 campaign at Wembley on Friday night against the Czech Republic.
Gareth Southgate’s young squad will be looking to build on their strong showing at the 2018 World Cup and build confidence ahead of the Nations League finals in Portugal this summer.
The Czechs come into the game off the back of a decent performance in the Nations League where they finished second in their League B group.
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Team News of England vs Czech Republic
Callum Hudson-Odoi and James Ward-Prowse has been called up after Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, John Stones and Luke Shaw withdrew through injury.
The England squad arrived at St George’s Park on Monday, but the initial 25-man squad named last week has become a group of 21 due to injuries.
Delph, Loftus-Cheek, Stones and Shaw have all pulled out through injury, leading Southgate to turn to in-form Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse and Hudson-Odoi – despite the Chelsea winger having never started a Premier League game for Chelsea.
There has been speculation that Jordan Henderson would be pulling out of the England squad with the ankle injury that forced him off against Bayern Munich in last week’s Champions League quarter-final.
The Liverpool captain missed Sunday’s win at Fulham but Jurgen Klopp cleared him for international duty afterwards.
West Ham’s rising star Declan Rice is in line for a debut cap after earning his first call-up.
Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton, Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, James Tarkowski
Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse
Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson, Callum Hudson-Odoi
Predicted line-up: Pickford, Walker, Maguire, Keane, Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Alli, Rose, Rashford, Kane, Sterling
Score prediction: England 2-0 Czech Republic
What time is the England v Czech Republic game?
England v Czech Republic will kick off at 7:45pm on Friday 22nd March 2019.
How to watch and live stream England vs Czech Republic
England v Czech Republic will be shown live on ITV1 from 7:00pm.
The game can also be streamed online via the ITV Hub on a host of devices including smartphones and tablets.
You can follow all the action with NewGersy Sport’s LIVE blog from Wembley.
Last game between the nations: 20.08.2008 England – Czech Republic 2:2; Wes Brown 45′, Joe Cole 90′; Milan Baros 22′, Marek Jankulovski 48′
Last game in England: 20.08.2008 England – Czech Republic 2:2; Wes Brown 45′, Joe Cole 90′; Milan Baros 22′, Marek Jankulovski 48′
England vs Czech Republic
Euro 2020 qualifying
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Date: Friday, 22 March, 2019
Kick-off: 7:45pm GMT