January 29, 2023

KEY POINTS

  • Jude Bellingham scored in England’s 6-2 win over Iran
  • England had been held at a 0-0 draw in opposition to the U.S.
  • England will tackle Wales on Tuesday

Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson may reportedly substitute younger midfielder Jude Bellingham in England’s upcoming conflict with Wales in FIFA World Cup 2022.

England head coach Gareth Southgate, who’s already being criticized for leaving Phil Foden as an unused substitute of their earlier sport that resulted in a goalless draw, is anticipated to make at the least one change for the Wales fixture.

The Three Lions seemed to be in a terrific place to make it to the knockout stage of the continuing World Cup in Qatar after they thrashed Iran 6-2 in a Group B fixture. In that sport, 19-year-old Bellingham, who opened the scoring, was one of many standout performers.

Nevertheless, issues didn’t go effectively for Southgate and his group in opposition to the US Males’s Nationwide Staff (USMNT) of their following match. In truth, the Individuals appeared to have had higher possibilities of profitable the sport earlier than it resulted in a uninteresting 0-0 draw.

England now have 4 factors from two group video games. Forward of their last Group B match on Tuesday, Southgate is ready to incorporate 32-year-old midfielder Henderson in his beginning XI forward of Bellingham.

After failing to come back off the bench within the first sport in opposition to Iran, Henderson performed for 21 minutes in opposition to the U.S. group. The Liverpool midfielder suffered a hamstring drawback earlier this yr, which noticed him miss six video games for the Reds. Henderson has one help in 16 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s facet within the ongoing season.

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Bellingham, then again, has netted 9 targets and supplied three assists in 22 video games for Borussia Dortmund throughout competitions this time period.

England midfielder Jude Bellingham (C) joined Dortmund in 2020
AFP / OZAN KOSE

About Foden’s restricted position in his facet thus far this World Cup, Southgate assured the Manchester Metropolis ahead can have a “massive affect” within the upcoming matches.

“He is a terrific choice for us in two or three completely different positions and he can have a big effect in video games. But in addition we have now to watch out as a result of we’re placing a whole lot of strain on him now. We’re a group and we want the entire gamers they usually can all play a component however not any one in all them is the rationale we’ll win or lose,” Southgate instructed reporters forward of the match in opposition to Wales.

As many as three groups have thus far certified for the knockout stage: Brazil, France and Portugal.