England v Romania LIVE: Southgate’s men face final Euro 2020 warm-up game as injury worries continue
England will take on Romania today in their final warm-up friendly ahead of this summer’s European Championship.
A makeshift Three Lions side beat Austria 1-0 on Wednesday with Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka scoring the winner.
But the game saw Trent Alexander-Arnold suffer a thigh injury which has ended his hopes of representing England at the showpiece tournament.
Gareth Southgate has a number of other fitness concerns to deal with and will be hoping his squad can come through this friendly unscathed.
England’s opening Group D game against Croatia is set for next Sunday.
England v Romania: How to listen
This match will get under way at 5pm on Sunday, June 6.
Full coverage from the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 4pm.
Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and Stuart Pearce.
To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.
Here are the other ways to listen…
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Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
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England v Romania: Confirmed team news
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ruled out of Euro 2020 after injuring his thigh in the friendly win over Austria.
His club team-mate Jordan Henderson is still working his way back from injury while Jadon Sancho and Kalvin Phillips have been out of action recently.
The Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United players are expected to come back into contention for this match having been rested against Austria following their involvement in the European finals.
United defender Harry Maguire remains sidelined as he continues his recovery.
Arsenal star Saka is set to miss the game due to a hip problem, but the severity is unknown at this stage.
England Euro 2020 squad
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham)
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
England v Romania: What has been said?
Gareth Southgate is continuing to prepare for Euro 2020 amid ‘really strange’ circumstances with England’s injury concerns.
“Jordan (Henderson) was going to be involved [on Wednesday],” Southgate said. “”He wasn’t happy in the morning when he woke up feeling a little bit of discomfort.
“We’ve scanned that and that’s all clear, but we took a decision not to involve him in the game.
“Jadon (Sancho) has been ill so was ruled out and Kalvin (Phillips), we had already made a decision that although the shoulder’s progressing well we were going to wait until Sunday before putting him back into the game.
“That’s why we ended up with 10 and, in fact, we were nine for a point and then two with cramp as well, so the end was a bit of a mess. But, look, it’s a really strange circumstance.
“Firstly, commendable that the boys who I had to give that disappointing news to a couple of days ago have come in and done such a good job for the team and had to dig in at the end there for the team.
“There’s debuts, there’s players that have been ill – Declan Rice has missed a bit of the training this week.
“You could see that one or two are physically a little bit short and, of course, these prep games are always difficult ones.
“I’ve played in them myself and everybody’s got half an eye on the big event in a couple of weeks’ time, so it’s pleasing to get the win.
“I thought there were some very good things in the first 55-60 minutes, especially, and a couple of nice moves later on.
“But you could see that we did need the game and certain players probably more than others.”
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