Injured Alli out of England friendly with Swiss

Injured Alli out of England friendly with Swiss

Injured Alli out of England friendly with Swiss

Dele Alli has withdrawn from the England squad ahead of the Three Lions' friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday after picking up a muscle strain during the 2-1 defeat to Spain.

So, take a look at the slideshow above to see which players we feel were fortunate to wear the three lions as one of England's elite. "It was a tall order to ask them to go in and play against a really good side in Switzerland, who are an excellent team".

A more positive start to the second period for the hosts was rewarded with the only goal on 54 minutes when Kyle Walker's hanging cross to the back post was swept home by Rashford for his fifth worldwide goal.

A fairly straight forward second half saw Butland end the game with a clean sheet, but the Championship player can count himself lucky the Swiss were not clinical in the first half.

Vladimir Petkovic's side thrashed Iceland 6-0 to kickstart their Nations League campaign and were the better side for the first 45 minutes at the King Power.

After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead. And this resulted in many players taking home the prized cap, while how deserving they were of then being branded an "England international" has been open to great debate.

Calling Butland into a couple of saves in the first half, Rodríguez was making sure he was always an option, and was continuously involved in the Swiss' attractive style of play. "We expect and encourage it because they're intelligent footballers and it's important they have a view of what's going on".

England will be back in action in October with a UEFA Nations League double trip against Spain and Croatia.

Gareth Southgate has said that England have only produced one World Class midfielder in the last half-a-century - Paul Gascoigne.

"We know the performance could have been better".

"It is easy for them to be harsh on themselves but Danny has only has had one match this season and we are suffering a physical situation on the back of the World Cup for so numerous players".

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