Dele Alli absent as England team train ahead of Panama match


Ahead of England's second game of the World Cup against Panama, an image from their training camp has emerged showing Gareth Southgate's potential starting XI. On it, the first-choice selection appeared to be detailed in formation with each player's under-study listed underneath.

Depending on Alli's recovery, Southgate may opt to rest his creative midfielder in favour of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who looked lively in the closing stages against Tunisia.

Southgate has had physical problems himself after the England coach dislocated his shoulder while out jogging on Wednesday. However, the 23-year-old's performance dipped as the game progressed in Volgograd and he was eventually replaced by Rashford as England pursued a victor.

Sterling is crucial to the way this England team stretches the pitch.

"I just had a amusing feeling, and I'm not comparing them by any stretch, but my first World Cup as a kid was Italia 90 and Gascoigne obviously started that tournament as a squad player - he had the number 19 on his back and by the end of the tournament he'd really been taken into the country's hearts".

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Dele Alli is a doubt for England's World Cup clash with Panama on Sunday, sources have told ESPN FC, after suffering a thigh strain during the Three Lions' 2-1 Group G victory against Tunisia on Monday.

Also still be be revealed is whether Southgate will wear a sling on Sunday.

England's training base at Spartak Zelenogorsk now includes a different perimeter fence.

England face Belgium in their final group game on June 28.