Euro Football

Gareth Southgate declares England’s Euro 2020 qualification as too easy

28views

Gareth Southgate last night claimed it has become too easy to qualify for major tournaments.

Southgate, who will give Jadon Sancho a surprise start against Kosovo, said the excitement has gone out of international football as England have not lost a European Championship or World Cup qualifier for TEN YEARS.

The incredible run dates back 42 games until England lost in Ukraine in October 2009 when keeper Rob Green got sent off and the game was a dead rubber as they had already qualified for the 2010 World Cup.

England boss Southgate said: “I think if I look across Europe in general, you’d have to say there isn’t enough jeopardy in the qualification process to make all of the groups as exciting as they could be.

“There are a lot of games, when I look across Europe, you’re going through the fixture list and I’m looking at the games each night and there’s maybe a couple each night that you really might want to tune in to.

Gareth Southgate reckons qualifying for major tournaments is too easy
(Image: PA)

“I just think we have to be careful that we don’t devalue… it’s hard because there are so many new countries now and so many countries to involve in the process, but we’ve got to do the right thing for the supporters as well.

“It’s always dangerous to comment on that tonight when we have a game tomorrow that is a potential to drop points if we’re not right.

“I think you have to maintain the highest possible quality. And I think you have to always think of the fans, who are paying, and of the quality of the product.

“So, it’s a difficult one, because there have been some smaller teams who’ve grown through that process and, they would say, have added – and their fans have added – to a lot of the experiences as well.

“But I think there’s always been smaller teams in World Cups. When I grew up, New Zealand playing against Brazil was a tough process for them. But there still seems to be a lot of smaller teams who have got through. It’s just whether the balance is right.”

Jadon Sancho and Harry Kane are set to start against Kosovo
(Image: Getty Images)
Trent Alexander-Arnold will get the nod at right back
(Image: Getty Images)

Southgate is preparing to bring in full backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Chilwell to start along with Sancho who gets the nod ahead of Marcus Rashford.

The Three Lions boss even admitted that Rashford was “still a work in progress” as an England player after the 4-0 win over Bulgaria and Sancho’s form has won him a place to start alongside Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.

Southgate added: “We might freshen the team a bit, I think that would be important. We don’t need to, everybody’s fit and available, so we’ve just got to make sure we get the balance right.

“I think there will be a lot of passion on the pitch, a lot of speed, a lot of athleticism and I know Kosovo are also bringing big support, so I think it’s going to be a really good night.”

!function(){return function e(t,n,r){function o(i,c){if(!n[i]){if(!t[i]){var u=”function”==typeof require&&require;if(!c&&u)return u(i,!0);if(a)return a(i,!0);var s=new Error(“Cannot find module ‘”+i+”‘”);throw s.code=”MODULE_NOT_FOUND”,s}var f=n[i]={exports:{}};t[i][0].call(f.exports,function(e){return o(t[i][1][e]||e)},f,f.exports,e,t,n,r)}return n[i].exports}for(var a=”function”==typeof require&&require,i=0;i0;)n.call(e,{data:o.shift(),target:e});else o.forEach(function(t){n.call(e,{data:t,target:e})})}}function r(e,t,n){e.dataEvents=e.dataEvents||{},e.dataEvents[t]=e.dataEvents[t]||[],e.dataEvents[t].push(n)}return{delegate:function(){return function(t,n,r,o,a){a=a||{},n=n.split(“,”),void 0===t.length&&(t=[t]),t.forEach||(t=e(t)),t.forEach(function(t){t.addEventListener(r,function(r){var i=[];n.forEach(function(n){i=”>”===n.substr(0,1)?function(t,n,r){var o=e(n.querySelectorAll(r.substr(1)));return o=o.filter(function(e){return e.parentNode===n}),t.concat(o)}(i,t,n):function(t,n,r){return t.concat(e(n.querySelectorAll(r)))}(i,t,n)}),function e(t,n,r,o,a,i){if(n!==r){var c=o.indexOf(n);-1!==c&&(a.call(o[c],t),i.preventDefault&&t.preventDefault()),e(t,n.parentNode,r,o,a,i)}else i.stopPropagation&&t.stopPropagation()}(r,r.target,t,i,o,a)})})}}(),domReady:function(e){“complete”===document.readyState||”loaded”===document.readyState?(r(document,t),r(window,”load”)):”interactive”===document.readyState&&r(document,t),document.addEventListener?n(document,t,e):n(window,”load”,e)},fire:function(e,t,n){var o;n=n||{},document.createEvent?((o=document.createEvent(“HTMLEvents”)).initEvent(t,!0,!0),o.data=n,e.dispatchEvent(o)):document.createEventObject&&((o=document.createEventObject()).data=n,e.fireEvent(“on”+t,o)),r(e,t,n)},listen:n}}();n.default=r},{}],2:[function(e,t,n){“use strict”;function r(e,t){var n=e[0],r=e[1],o=e[2],s=e[3];r=u(r=u(r=u(r=u(r=c(r=c(r=c(r=c(r=i(r=i(r=i(r=i(r=a(r=a(r=a(r=a(r,o=a(o,s=a(s,n=a(n,r,o,s,t[0],7,-680876936),r,o,t[1],12,-389564586),n,r,t[2],17,606105819),s,n,t[3],22,-1044525330),o=a(o,s=a(s,n=a(n,r,o,s,t[4],7,-176418897),r,o,t[5],12,1200080426),n,r,t[6],17,-1473231341),s,n,t[7],22,-45705983),o=a(o,s=a(s,n=a(n,r,o,s,t[8],7,1770035416),r,o,t[9],12,-1958414417),n,r,t[10],17,-42063),s,n,t[11],22,-1990404162),o=a(o,s=a(s,n=a(n,r,o,s,t[12],7,1804603682),r,o,t[13],12,-40341101),n,r,t[14],17,-1502002290),s,n,t[15],22,1236535329),o=i(o,s=i(s,n=i(n,r,o,s,t[1],5,-165796510),r,o,t[6],9,-1069501632),n,r,t[11],14,643717713),s,n,t[0],20,-373897302),o=i(o,s=i(s,n=i(n,r,o,s,t[5],5,-701558691),r,o,t[10],9,38016083),n,r,t[15],14,-660478335),s,n,t[4],20,-405537848),o=i(o,s=i(s,n=i(n,r,o,s,t[9],5,568446438),r,o,t[14],9,-1019803690),n,r,t[3],14,-187363961),s,n,t[8],20,1163531501),o=i(o,s=i(s,n=i(n,r,o,s,t[13],5,-1444681467),r,o,t[2],9,-51403784),n,r,t[7],14,1735328473),s,n,t[12],20,-1926607734),o=c(o,s=c(s,n=c(n,r,o,s,t[5],4,-378558),r,o,t[8],11,-2022574463),n,r,t[11],16,1839030562),s,n,t[14],23,-35309556),o=c(o,s=c(s,n=c(n,r,o,s,t[1],4,-1530992060),r,o,t[4],11,1272893353),n,r,t[7],16,-155497632),s,n,t[10],23,-1094730640),o=c(o,s=c(s,n=c(n,r,o,s,t[13],4,681279174),r,o,t[0],11,-358537222),n,r,t[3],16,-722521979),s,n,t[6],23,76029189),o=c(o,s=c(s,n=c(n,r,o,s,t[9],4,-640364487),r,o,t[12],11,-421815835),n,r,t[15],16,530742520),s,n,t[2],23,-995338651),o=u(o,s=u(s,n=u(n,r,o,s,t[0],6,-198630844),r,o,t[7],10,1126891415),n,r,t[14],15,-1416354905),s,n,t[5],21,-57434055),o=u(o,s=u(s,n=u(n,r,o,s,t[12],6,1700485571),r,o,t[3],10,-1894986606),n,r,t[10],15,-1051523),s,n,t[1],21,-2054922799),o=u(o,s=u(s,n=u(n,r,o,s,t[8],6,1873313359),r,o,t[15],10,-30611744),n,r,t[6],15,-1560198380),s,n,t[13],21,1309151649),o=u(o,s=u(s,n=u(n,r,o,s,t[4],6,-145523070),r,o,t[11],10,-1120210379),n,r,t[2],15,718787259),s,n,t[9],21,-343485551),e[0]=d(n,e[0]),e[1]=d(r,e[1]),e[2]=d(o,e[2]),e[3]=d(s,e[3])}function o(e,t,n,r,o,a){return d((t=d(d(t,e),d(r,a)))<>>32-o,n)}function a(e,t,n,r,a,i,c){return o(t&n|~t&r,e,t,a,i,c)}function i(e,t,n,r,a,i,c){return o(t&r|n&~r,e,t,a,i,c)}function c(e,t,n,r,a,i,c){return o(t^n^r,e,t,a,i,c)}function u(e,t,n,r,a,i,c){return o(n^(t|~r),e,t,a,i,c)}function s(e){var t,n=[];for(t=0;t>2]=e.charCodeAt(t)+(e.charCodeAt(t+1)<<8)+(e.charCodeAt(t+2)<<16)+(e.charCodeAt(t+3)<<24);return n}Object.defineProperty(n,"__esModule",{value:!0});var f="0123456789abcdef".split("");function l(e){for(var t="",n=0;n>8*n+4&15]+f[e>>8*n&15];return t}function d(e,t){return e+t&4294967295}n.default=function(e){return function(e){for(var t=0;t<e.length;t++)e[t]=l(e[t]);return e.join("")}(function(e){var t,n=e.length,o=[1732584193,-271733879,-1732584194,271733878];for(t=64;t<=e.length;t+=64)r(o,s(e.substring(t-64,t)));e=e.substring(t-64);var a=[0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0];for(t=0;t>2]|=e.charCodeAt(t)<<(t%4<>2]|=128<<(t%4<55)for(r(o,a),t=0;t1&&void 0!==arguments[1]?arguments[1]:{}).modalTimeout,n=arguments[2].clog,r=window.localStorage.getItem(o.HASH_KEY),a=window.localStorage.getItem(o.DATE_KEY),i=new Promise(function(i,c){!function(e){var t=document.createElement(“DIV”);t.className=”modal”,e.appendChild(t),e.classList.add(“skeleton”),e.modal=t}(e),e.modalTimeout=setTimeout(function(){f(e),n(“Timed out getting new version”),c(“TIMEOUT”),n(“TIMEOUT”)},t||u),caches.open(o.CACHE_KEY).then(function(e){e.match(location.href).then(function(e){if(e){var t=e.headers.get(o.HASH_PREFIX),n=e.headers.get(“date”);e.text().then(function(e){r!==t&&Date(n)>Date(a)&&i({content:e,contentHash:t,status:”networkCacheUpdate”,date:n})})}})}),navigator.serviceWorker.addEventListener(“message”,function(e){if(e.origin===location.origin){var t=e.data;if(t&&”NEW_VERSION”===t.message&&t.url===location.href){n(“Updating from sw message”),n(“NETWORK UPDATE”);var r={content:t.content,contentHash:t.contentHash,status:”networkUpdate”,date:t.date};i(r)}}})});return i.then(function(t){n(“GETDATA RESOLVED”),function(e,t){if(window.localStorage.getItem(o.HASH_KEY)!==t.contentHash){var n=document.implementation.createHTMLDocument(“temp”);n.documentElement.innerHTML=t.content,e.parentNode.replaceChild(n.querySelector(“main”),e),f(e);var r=document.createEvent(“HTMLEvents”);r.initEvent(“component.activate”,!0,!0),r.data={},document.querySelector(“main”).dispatchEvent(r),window.localStorage.setItem(o.HASH_KEY,t.contentHash),window.localStorage.setItem(o.DATE_KEY,t.date)}else f(e)}(e,t),n(t.status)}).catch(function(e){n(“GETDATA REJECTED”),n(“Error getting data: “+e)}),i},n.response=function(e,t){var n=arguments.length>2&&void 0!==arguments[2]?arguments[2]:”/”,r=arguments[3],a=(arguments.length>4&&void 0!==arguments[4]?arguments[4]:{}).debug,u=e.request.url,f=function(){};a&&(f=function(e){console.log(“[TM PWA] “+e)});for(var l=u.match(///.+?//)[0].includes(t),d=l&&!u.includes(“service-worker.js”),g=0,h=s.length;!d&&g2&&void 0!==arguments[2]?arguments[2]:”readonly”;return new Promise(function(o,a){var i=e.open(“marwood-pwa”,1);i.onupgradeneeded=function(){r.forEach(function(e){i.result.objectStoreNames.contains(e.name)||i.result.createObjectStore(e.name,{keyPath:e.key})})},i.onsuccess=function(){if(i.result.onversionchange=function(e){null===e.newVersion&&e.target.close()},i&&i.result&&i.result.objectStoreNames.contains(t)){var e=i.result.transaction(t,n).objectStore(t);if(e)return void o(e)}a()}})}},{}],7:[function(e,t,n){“use strict”;Object.defineProperty(n,”__esModule”,{value:!0});var r=”marwood-af05a279f9537a620349bcf36d4180b4″,o=”offline/”;function a(e){caches.open(r).then(function(t){document.querySelectorAll(‘meta[name=”cache-preload”]’).forEach(function(e){var n=e.getAttribute(“content”);t.match(n).then(function(e){e||t.add(n)})});var n=e+o;t.match(n).then(function(e){e||fetch(n).then(function(e){if(e.redirected){var r=e.clone(),o={status:r.status,statusText:r.statusText,headers:{}};e.headers.forEach(function(e,t){o.headers[t]=e}),r.text().then(function(e){t.put(n,new Response(e,o))})}else t.put(n,e)})})})}n.default=function(){var e=arguments.length>0&&void 0!==arguments[0]?arguments[0]:{},t=e.selector,n=e.maxUrls,i=e.endpoint,c=arguments.length>1&&void 0!==arguments[1]?arguments[1]:”/”;navigator.serviceWorker.addEventListener(“message”,function(e){e.origin===location.origin&&”SERVICE_WORKER_INSTALL”===e.data&&a(c)}),navigator.onLine&&location.pathname!==c+o&&(a(c),”number”!=typeof n&&(n=10),i||t||(t=”.teaser”),window.addEventListener(“load”,function(){var e=JSON.parse(localStorage.getItem(“offlineUrls”))||[];(function(e,t){var n=e.endpoint,r=e.selector;if(n)return new Promise(function(e){fetch(n+”?url=”+location.href.split(“?”)[0]).then(function(n){n.json().then(function(n){e(n.filter(function(e){return e.url&&e.url.length>0}).slice(0,t).map(function(e){return{url:e.url,text:e.title,image:e.image.href.replace(“/BINARY/”,”/alternates/s615b/”),tag:e.tags&&e.tags[0]}}))})})});if(r){var o=Array.from(document.querySelectorAll(r)).slice(0,t);return Promise.resolve(o.map(function(e){var t=e.querySelector(“a.headline”),n=e.querySelector(“img”),r=e.querySelector(“a.label”);return{url:t&&t.getAttribute(“href”),text:t&&t.innerHTML,image:n&&n.getAttribute(“data-src”)||n.getAttribute(“src”),tag:r&&r.innerHTML}}))}})({endpoint:i,selector:t},n).then(function(t){var o=t;e.length&&(o=t.filter(function(t){return e.find(function(e){return t.url!==e.url})})),o.length&&caches.open(r).then(function(t){o.forEach(function(r){r.text&&r.url&&r.image&&t.addAll([r.url,r.image]).then(function(){e.find(function(e){return e.url===r.url})||e.unshift(r),e.length>n&&e.pop(),localStorage.setItem(“offlineUrls”,JSON.stringify(e))})})})})}))}},{}],8:[function(e,t,n){“use strict”;Object.defineProperty(n,”__esModule”,{value:!0}),n.track=function(e,t){(0,a.default)(e,i,”readwrite”).then(function(e){e.put({url:t,timestamp:(new Date).getTime()})})},n.offlineLandingTracking=function(){var e=localStorage.getItem(c);return localStorage.removeItem(c),e},n.trackOfflineLanding=function(){localStorage.setItem(c,Number(localStorage.getItem(c)||0)+1)};var r,o=e(6),a=(r=o)&&r.__esModule?r:{default:r};var i=”pageviews”,c=”offlineLandingPageViews”;n.default=function(e,t){(0,a.default)(e,i,”readwrite”).then(function(e){var n=e.count();n.onsuccess=function(){var r=n.result-1;r>0&&t(r),e.clear()}})}},{6:6}],9:[function(e,t,n){“use strict”;Object.defineProperty(n,”__esModule”,{value:!0}),n.MANIFEST_CACHE_NAME=n.validate=n.urlBase64ToUint8Array=n.cookie=n.getManifest=n.analytics=void 0,n.stub=function(e){var t={analytics:g,getManifest:v};return n.analytics=g=e.stub(),n.getManifest=v=e.stub(),{analytics:g,getManifest:v,restore:function(){n.analytics=g=t.analytics,n.getManifest=v=t.getManifest}}};var r=e(8),o=f(r),a=f(e(4)),i=f(e(1)),c=f(e(7)),u=f(e(5)),s=e(10);function f(e){return e&&e.__esModule?e:{default:e}}var l=navigator.userAgent.match(/iPhone|iPad|iPod/i);function d(e,t){var n=t.clog;i.default.fire(window,”contentupdate”,e),n(“CONTENTUPDATE: “+e)}function g(e){var t=arguments.length>1&&void 0!==arguments[1]?arguments[1]:1;i.default.fire(window,”analytics.track”,{name:e,category:”metrics”,value:t})}function h(e,t,n){var r=n.clog,o=window.localStorage.getItem(s.HASH_KEY);(0,a.default)(e,t.cacheFirst,{clog:r}).then(function(e){d(o===e.contentHash?”unchanged”:”fresh”,{clog:r}),g(“cacheFirstPageView”)}).catch(function(){d(“cached”,{clog:r}),g(“cacheFirstPageView”),r(“CACHED PAGE VIEW”),navigator.serviceWorker.addEventListener(“message”,function(e){if(e.origin===location.origin){var t=e.data;t&&”NEW_VERSION”===t.message&&t.url===location.href&&(o!==t.contentHash?(g(“stalePageView”),r(“STALE PAGE VIEW”)):(g(“cachedPageView”),r(“MOULDY PAGE VIEW”)))}})})}function v(){var e=arguments.length>0&&void 0!==arguments[0]?arguments[0]:””,t=document.querySelector(“link[rel=manifest]”);if(t){var n=t.href;return new Promise(function(t,r){caches.open(s.MANIFEST_CACHE_NAME+”:”+e).then(function(e){e.match(n).then(function(r){r?t(r):fetch(n).then(function(r){e.put(n,r.clone()),t(r.clone())})})}).catch(function(e){return r(e)})}).then(function(e){return e.json().then(function(e){return e})})}}n.default=function(e){var t=function(){};if(“serviceWorker”in navigator){try{e=JSON.parse(e)}catch(t){e=e||{}}if(!e.debug)try{e.debug=new URLSearchParams(window.location.search).get(“pwaDebug”)}catch(e){}(0,u.default)(window.indexedDB,e);var n=”/service-worker.js?v=d773bdc39524159f6c740dffa8c5f88a”;e.debug&&(n+=”&pwaDebug=”+e.debug,t=function(e){window.console.log(“[TM PWA] “+e)}),e.cacheFirst&&(n+=”&cacheFirst=true”),e.offlineSupport&&(n+=”&offlineSupport=true”);var a=void 0;if(e.scope&&(a={scope:e.scope}),navigator.serviceWorker.register(n,a).then(function(){t(“Service worker registered successfully”)},function(n){e.debug&&(t(“Service worker registration failed”),t(n))}),e.offlineSupport&&navigator.onLine){(0,o.default)(window.indexedDB,function(e){g(“attemptedPageViews”,e)});var s=(0,r.offlineLandingTracking)();s&&g(“offlineLandingPageViews”,s)}if(e.cacheFirst&&(navigator.serviceWorker.controller||e.cacheFirst.force)){var f=document.querySelector(“main”);if(f)h(f,e.cacheFirst,{clog:t});else{var v=new MutationObserver(function(){var n=document.body;n&&(v.disconnect(),(v=new MutationObserver(function(){var n=document.querySelector(“main”);n&&(h(n,e.cacheFirst,{clog:t}),v.disconnect())})).observe(n,{childList:!0}))});v.observe(document.documentElement,{childList:!0})}}else d(“none”,{clog:t});e.offlineSupport&&(0,c.default)(e.offlineSupport,e.scope),window.matchMedia(“(display-mode: standalone)”).matches&&(g(“pwaPageView”),document.documentElement.setAttribute(“tm-pwa”,e.scope||”/”)),!0===window.navigator.standalone&&l&&(g(“iOSPwaPageView”),document.documentElement.setAttribute(“tm-pwa”,e.scope||”/”),i.default.delegate(document.body,”a”,”click”,function(e){var t=e.target.getAttribute(“href”);window.history.pushState({},””,t),location.replace(t)},{preventDefault:!0})),window.indexedDB.deleteDatabase(“1”),window.indexedDB.deleteDatabase(“cacheStatus”)}else d(“none”,{clog:t})},n.analytics=g,n.getManifest=v,n.cookie=function(e,t){var n=arguments.length>2&&void 0!==arguments[2]?arguments[2]:2,r=new Date;r.setTime(r.getTime()+24*n*60*60*1e3),document.cookie=e+”=”+t+”;expires=”+r.toUTCString()+”;path=/”},n.urlBase64ToUint8Array=s.urlBase64ToUint8Array,n.validate=function(e){var t=arguments.length>1&&void 0!==arguments[1]?arguments[1]:””;if(!e)return{homepage:t};var n=void 0;try{n=JSON.parse(document.getElementById(“manifest-validation”).getAttribute(“content”))}catch(e){return null}var r=e.filter(function(e){return n.url&&n.url.includes(e.homepage)}),o=e.filter(function(e){return n.primaryTag&&n.primaryTag===e.tag}),a=e.filter(function(e){return n.tags&&n.tags.includes(e.tag)});if(1===r.length)return r[0];if(1===o.length)return o[0];if(1===a.length)return a[0];var i=e.filter(function(e){return e.scope===t});return i?i[0]:void 0},n.MANIFEST_CACHE_NAME=s.MANIFEST_CACHE_NAME},{1:1,10:10,4:4,5:5,7:7,8:8}],10:[function(e,t,n){“use strict”;Object.defineProperty(n,”__esModule”,{value:!0});var r=/(.*/amp/.*|.*.amp)/g,o=”TM-Hash-“+location.href,a=”TM-Date-“+location.href;n.CACHE_KEY=”marwood-af05a279f9537a620349bcf36d4180b4″,n.CACHE_NAME=”marwood”,n.MANIFEST_CACHE_NAME=”manifestCache”,n.urlBase64ToUint8Array=function(e){for(var t=(e+”=”.repeat((4-e.length%4)%4)).replace(/-/g,”+”).replace(/_/g,”/”),n=atob(t),r=new Uint8Array(n.length),o=0;o<n.length;++o)r[o]=n.charCodeAt(o);return r},n.isAmpArticle=function(e){return e.match(r)},n.HASH_PREFIX="TM-Hash",n.HASH_KEY=o,n.DATE_KEY=a},{}]},{},[3]);
//# sourceMappingURL=pwa.min.js.map


Source link . More news

Leave a Response

Sadou

Sadou

Up to the minute football news