World Cup 2018 qualifiers: England v Scotland
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England will host Scotland at world-class Wembley Stadium in London in a much-anticipated match on Friday, November 11 in the first leg of their World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Group F tie. The return match will be played at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland on June 10, 2017. Last minutes football tickets for the not-to-be-missed clash are still available for sale on the LiveFootballTickets.com online football tickets marketplace.
England are in first place in Group F after playing three games. England will host fourth-placed Scotland at Wembley Stadium on Friday. Scotland and England will meet for the first time in a competitive match since their two-legged Euro 2000 play-off in November 1999. The clash on Friday will be the 113th meeting between the two nations. "We've got to keep cool and keep focused," remarked Tottenham Hotspur star striker Harry Kane ahead of the game. "It isn't like another game where, if you lose, it doesn't matter and you don't hear about it too much."
England defender Michael Keane agreed with Kane that players need to “keep their cool” against Scotland. "They might come and try to upset a few players but we have spoken about it, we know we have to keep our heads and not get involved.” “We have to use the atmosphere to our advantage," added Kane. "We have to use all the positive energy and that passion to win the game. We know the Scottish players, we have Scottish friends who will make it heard if they beat us, so we obviously don't want that and we'll do all we can to try to win the game. There are going a lot of heated moments and tackles flying in, but we've got to keep cool and keep focused."
Twenty-three-year-old Kane believes he is fit to start against Scotland after scoring a penalty goal against Arsenal in his England Premier League comeback from injury on Sunday following a seven-week lay-off with an ankle complaint.
Gareth Southgate, interim England manager, said the Spurs striker would be carefully assessed to determine if he is fit to start for England on Friday after playing most of the match against Arsenal on the weekend. "The test was to see how I got on on Sunday. I played 70 minutes and felt good," said Kane, who scored Spurs' equalizer against the Gunners. "I'll be training hard this week to try and get in the team for Friday."
"The first thing we have to do with Harry is check how he is," said Southgate. "But it was great to see him back scoring and with a smile on his face at the end of the game." Burnley's Robbie Keane, 23 hopes to start against Scotland after being called in as a sub for an injured Glen Johnson last month. "It's the oldest international fixture and to see the players who have played in the past, it fills you with pride. When we step out there all the players will be up for it,” remarked former Man United player Keane. "It's a massive fixture. It's a big game for bragging rights for the players as well as the fans. We'll be right up for it and can't wait for the game."
England v Scotland Squads
England manager, Gareth Southgate called up West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell for the first time to compete against Scotland. Sunderland goal keeper Jordan Pickford was also named to the England side for the World Cup Group F qualifier against Scotland on Friday due to injuries to Danny Drinkwater and Fraser Forster. Manchester United captain and star high goal-scorer Wayne Rooney was named as a midfielder on Southgate’s side...
England are on top of Group F three points ahead of the Scots. England next face Spain in a friendly after the Wembley match against Scotland. Southgate said Arsenal forward Theo Walcott may "disappear off at any time" since his wife is pregnant. Scotland and Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher is a doubt after injuring his knee. Fletcher who started up front in Scotland's 3-0 defeat in Slovakia, has gone five games without a goal and is nursing a knock.
On Tuesday, Scotland manager Gordon Strachan called up Blackburn Rovers's Charlie Mulgrew to play defense or midfield. Thirty-one-year-old defender Scott Brown, Mulgrew's former Celtic team-mate, is expected to recover from a leg complaint that forced him off the pitch on Saturday. Brown who was Scotland captain under Strachan, has changed his mind about his decision to retire from international football.
Scotland assistant Mark McGhee said: "I don't think there is any concern about his fitness,” said Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee about Brown. "Steven Fletcher - there is a little bit of concern about him. But, other than that, everyone else is OK."
Hull City's Andrew Robertson and fellow left-back Kieran Tierney, of Celtic, will both miss the match against England due to injury. Aston Villa right-back Alan Hutton made he unavailable. Chris Martin who was picked for the 1-1 draw at home to Lithuania, has scored four times in his past five matches for Fulham. Leigh Griffiths has been on the Celtic bench in recent months but scored a goal for Celtic on Saturday. Steven Naismith has only started one of Norwich City's past nine games. Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass was expected to miss Friday's clash with England due to injury, but scored on his return in Hull's win over Southampton on Sunday.
Joe Hart (Torino), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Sunderland).
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Michael Keane (Burnley), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).
Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jack Wilshere (Bournemouth), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace).
Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).
Craig Gordon (Celtic), Jack Hamilton (Heart of Midlothian), David Marshall (Hull City).
Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers), Grant Hanley (Newcastle United), Stephen Kingsley (Swansea City), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers), Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian), Lee Wallace (Rangers).
Ikechi Anya (Derby County), Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday), Scott Brown (Celtic), Oliver Burke (RB Leipzig), Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion), James Forrest (Celtic), James McArthur (Crystal Palace), John McGinn (Hibernian), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United), Robert Snodgrass (Hull City).
Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday), Leigh Griffiths (Celtic), Chris Martin (Derby County), Steven Naismith (Norwich City).
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