Kosovo vs England LIVE: Team news and line ups confirmed, Raheem Sterling decision | Football | Sport
15:30: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Kosovo vs England.
How’s about a bit of international football to cure the boredom on this fine Sunday afternoon? Well it’s either that or Kung Fu Panda 2 on Channel 4…
Actually, Kung Fu Panda 2 sounds like the better option.
But if you’re sticking around then I suppose you can join me for an afternoon of Euro 2020 qualifying action that’s likely to throw up more than a few goals.
I’ll bring you the line ups and team news any moment now. Standby…
KOSOVO vs ENGLAND
England manager Gareth Southgate will likely make an abundance of changes to the team that secured Euro 2020 qualification when the Three Lions take on Kosovo.
While Joe Gomez isn’t available for the Kosovo clash, it’s likely that Southgate elects to stick with Harry Maguire, but he may partner the Manchester United defender with Tyrone Mings.
On the left, Danny Rose could make an appearance with Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier on the opposing side.
In the middle of the park, Southgate could give Declan Rice game time with Oxlade-Chamberlain likely to retain his place just in front of the West Ham man.
Jordan Henderson was in line for a start but will miss out through illness so Harry Winks may keep his spot in the starting XI.
Up front, we may see a Chelsea-themed front three, including Abraham, who scored his first England goal in the win over Montenegro.
To the right of him Callum Hudson-Odoi is expected to start from the off in what will be a big opportunity to impress Southgate.
And to the right of Abraham will most likely be Sterling, who Southgate will want to get back into the side as soon as possible, following his exile from the Montenegro game.