Denmark vs England
England’s second and final tie of the current international break takes place on Tuesday.
The Three Lions face a trip to Denmark in their second Nations League clash of the break.
England have not played Denmark since 2014, coming out on top with a 1-0 win on that occasion.
Harry Kane to have fitness assessed
England’s last game, of course, saw them face Iceland on Saturday.
The tie was a rather drab affair which England eventually only narrowly won thanks to a late Raheem Sterling penalty.
Said win means the Three Lions head into their clash on Tuesday second in their Nations League group, behind Belgium on goal difference.
Ahead of what is a key tie for England, Harry Kane’s fitness has been called into doubt somewhat.
The Evening Standard reported that:
Gareth Southgate will assess Harry Kane’s fitness ahead of Tuesday’s Nations League qualifier against Denmark
Southgate himself has this to say on the Tottenham man:
“The most important thing over the next couple of days is to really assess who can do that. “[Harry’s fitness] will be an important decision. Energy will be key.
“Harry is a supreme goalscorer and he is critical to the way we play. Equally, we have some tremendous threats which will be clear as the next few months develop, with Raheem in particular. Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount coming through, Marcus Rashford, of course, at home [injured].
“The nice thing is that we won’t be leaning just on Harry and I think goals can come from elsewhere. But he’s still a critical part of what we do.”
England to assess captain Kane’s fitness ahead of Denmark qualifier
— standardsport (@standardsport) September 7, 2020
Foden & Greenwood could face disciplinary action
Two players who could have helped fill the void by Kane, should he not be fit, were Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden – both of whom made their senior debuts vs Iceland.
However, the Manchester-based pair look to have landed themselves in a bit of trouble whilst in Iceland.
As per a report from the Daily Mail on Monday:
England youngsters Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood could face disciplinary action after footage emerged of the pair allegedly bringing girls back to the team hotel in Iceland.
The report adds that as well as likely breaking Covid-19 protocols, the duo’s alleged conduct is also likely to have ‘contravened’ the FA’s behavioural rules for players whilst on international duty and they could now be in hot water with Gareth Southgate.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) September 7, 2020
It has since been reported elsewhere that Foden and Greenwood will not travel with the rest of the England squad from Iceland to Denmark on Monday afternoon:
Phil Foden + Mason Greenwood will not travel with rest of England squad from Iceland to Denmark this afternoon after breaking bubble in Reykjavik with girls. Gareth Southgate to confirm shortly.
— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) September 7, 2020