England cautious of African champs

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THE critical guessing recreation begins as to who Gareth Southgate names forward of England’s World Cup spherical of 16 conflict with African champions Senegal.

The Three Lions (England’s nickname) completed high of Group ‘B’ after recording a draw with the USA and two thumping wins over Iran and Wales.

For the Monday 3.00am conflict, actually all eyes can be on Manchester United ace striker Marcus Rashford, who bagged a brace within the 3-0 win over Wales so as to add to the aim he scored towards Iran. This makes him the present World Cup’s joint-top scorer.


“At this knockout stage, something can occur, there are not any distinct favourites,” mentioned Southgate. “If the match ends in a draw, it goes to necessary penalty-kicks to determine the winner.”

Ought to England recover from Senegal, a quarter-final date with reigning world champion France or Poland awaits.

Southgate warned: “This has been a match stuffed with surprising outcomes, even the underdogs are making their mark with gutsy performances. I do know Senegal by no means provides up simply and  undoubtedly can’t be under-estimated.”

If I’ve to stay my neck out, I’ll go for a really close-call win for England. 

Now the ball is in your courtroom: What’s your decide for this England-Senegal match?

* Suresh Nair is an award-winning sports activities journalist who can also be a certified worldwide coach and worldwide referee teacher

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