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ENGLAND will be aiming to continue their momentum ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup when they face Switzerland .

The Three Lions went undefeated in their World Cup qualifiers winning eight out of 10 games and topping the group.

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Marc Guehi has earned a first senior call up after impressive Crystal Palace displaysCredit: Reuters
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The Swiss will also be heading to the World Cup after going undefeated finishing top of Group C ahead of Euro 2020 winners Italy.

Gareth Southgate and his side will be all too aware of Switzerland’s striking power ahead of this weekend’s clash.

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Swiss talisman Xherdan Shaqiri recently completed a move to MLS side Chicago Fire less than six months after joining Lyon from Liverpool.

After Marcus Rashford‘s admission from the squad, England head coach Gareth Southgate said: “I have spoken with him. I think he totally understands where he’s at.”

“Marcus is very realistic. He knows he has is in a situation where he not been getting in the United team consistently and he will be searching as much as anybody to get that form back.”

What time does England vs Switzerland kick off?

  • England vs Switzerland on Saturday, March 26.
  • The match kicks off at 5.30pm in the UK – 6.30pm in Switzerland.
  • It takes place at Wembley Stadium, London.
  • The sides last met in 2019, where England beat Switzerland on penalties to secure third place in the Nations League.

What TV channel is England vs Switzerland on and can I live stream it?

  • England vs Switzerland is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Football.
  • Coverage commences at 4.30pm – one hour before kick off.
  • To stream the game live, head to Sky Go or Now TV.

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England

Kyle Walker is England’s only noticeable absentee with Southgate apparently using the upcoming friendlies as a chance to look at his other full back options.

Manchester United forwards Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford have both been dropped due to poor form.

Crystal Palace duo Connor Gallagher and Marc Guehi have both been called up after impressing at Selhurst park this season.

England Squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Wolves), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Ben White (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Roma), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Latest odds

England 3/4

Draw 12/5

Switzerland 4/1

(Odds via Betfair)



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