Football 1 year ago

Rooney to the bench for England

  • Rooney to the bench for England

    SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE - JUNE 19: In this handout image provided by UEFA, Wayne Rooney of England faces the media during the England Press Conference on June 19, 2016 in Saint-Etienne, France. (Photo by Handout/UEFA via Getty Images)

England captain Wayne Rooney is expected to be left out of the starting team for their last Euro 2016 Group B match against Slovakia.

England need a point to make sure of reaching the last 16 but Rooney will not begin the game in St-Etienne on Monday (Tuesday AEST) and nor will fullbacks Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, according to British newspaper reports.

Jordan Henderson will replace Rooney in midfield, with Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand coming in at right and left back respectively.

You might also like

Strikers Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy, who both scored after coming on as substitutes in England's 2-1 win over Wales, will also start the match.

England top the group with four points, one point ahead of Slovakia and Wales with Russia bottom on one.

0 0
please wait...