Injured Alli Out Of England’s Friendly With Switzerland

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Updated September 10, 2018
England’s midfielder Dele Alli (L) and England’s defender Luke Shaw take part in an open training session at St George’s Park in Burton-on-Trent, central England on September 7, 2018 on the eve of their UEFA Nations League match against Spain. Paul ELLIS / AFP

 

England midfielder Dele Alli will miss Tuesday’s friendly in Leicester with Switzerland because of a minor muscle strain, the Football Association announced Monday.

The 22-year-old Tottenham Hotspur star suffered the injury in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Spain in the Nations League.

Alli may not have played for the World Cup semi-finalists in any case as England manager Gareth Southgate is believed to be set on making radical changes to the starting line-up against a side that reached the last 16 of the World Cup.

Southgate — who would become the first England manager to suffer four successive defeats if the Swiss prevail — is not calling up a replacement for Alli having already bolstered his squad with uncapped young Leicester City duo, defender Ben Chilwell and winger Demerai Gray.

AFP