, England vs Romania, Euro 2021 warm-up friendly: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?, Nzuchi Times

England vs Romania, Euro 2021 warm-up friendly: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

, England vs Romania, Euro 2021 warm-up friendly: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?, Nzuchi Times

England’s final warm-up match before Euro 2021 takes place at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough as they take on Romania in an  international friendly.

England boss Gareth Southgate doesn’t have a full squad to choose from but it is his final opportunity in a match setting to test his players.

When is England vs Romania?

England face Romania on Sunday, June 6.

What time is kick-off?

England vs Romania kicks off at 5pm (BST).

What TV channel is it on?

ITV1

What is the team/squad news?

Trent Alexander-Arnold was one of four specialist right backs selected in England’s final 26-man squad for the European Championship, while Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson were included after fitness concerns.

The seven players cut from the provisional 33-man squad named last week by England coach Gareth Southgate were strikers Mason Greenwood and Ollie Watkins, midfielders James Ward-Prowse and Jesse Lingard, defenders Ben White and Ben Godfrey, and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Alexander-Arnold was left out of the England squad for games in March but finished the Premier League season strongly and was picked in the enlarged group along with three other right backs Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Reece James.

All four have been chosen, though there is a chance Alexander-Arnold might be deployed as a midfielder given his vision and eye for goal. He has never played as a midfielder in his senior Liverpool career, though, only in its youth team.

Maguire missed the final five games of Manchester United’s season because of an ankle ligament injury while Henderson, Liverpool’s captain, hasn’t played since February due to a groin problem.

Greenwood withdrew from contention “in order to recover fully from an underlying injury,” his club, Manchester United, said.

What are Telegraph writers saying?

What are the odds?

  • England – 11/50
  • Romania – 19/2
  • Draw – 11/2

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What is our prediction?

A week ahead of their opening game of the Euros against Croatia, England will be desperate for their players to come through this match unscathed.

But it will be the last chance for some players to force their way into Southgate’s starting XI so expect them to go all out to impress.

Predicted score: England 2 Romania 0

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