Wales vs England – World Cup: Team news, lineup & prediction

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Wales and England will face off at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium on Tuesday in their final group game at this World Cup, with both sides keen to end on the strongest note possible.

The game is a must-win for Rob Page’s Wales side, who would need to gain three points and pull off a remarkable swing in goal difference in order to progress from Group B.

England can almost taste the last 16 after taking four points from their first two games, but the Three Lions’ failure to beat the USA in their second game means it’s still all to play for.

Here’s all you need to know about this Home Nations clash in Qatar.

Wales vs England H2H Results (All Time)

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Wales team news

Wales will be without first-choice goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey after the 35-year-old picked up a straight red in his side’s defeat against Iran.

Midfield lynchpin Joe Allen could be fit to start against England, having made his return from injury as a substitute in that 2-0 defeat.

Wales Starting 11 (3-5-2): Ward; Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Allen, Ampadu, Wilson, Williams; Bale, Moore.
Bench: Davies, Gunter, Lockyer, Cabango, Ramsey, Morrell, Williams, Thomas, Levitt, Colwill, Smith, Johnson, Harris, James.

England team news

Once again, England fans face a nervous wait to see if Harry Kane will be fit to face Wales.

The England captain was photographed with his ankle bandaged up following the draw against the USA, having previously picked up a knock there against Iran.

There are no fresh injury concerns for Gareth Southgate’s side, however, and the only other debate is whether the manager opts to rotate the side following their stodgy performance in their second game.

England Starting 11 (4-3-3): Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Bellingham, Foden; Saka, Kane, Rashford.
Bench: Pope, Ramsdale, Walker, Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Coady, White, Henderson, Philips, Mount, Gallagher, Grealish, Sterling, Wilson, Maddison.

Wales have no choice but to go all out in order to win this game, with only a heavy win giving the Dragons a chance of qualification from Group B.

Even a 33-year-old Gareth Bale is still unplayable on his day and Kieffer Moore’s aerial dominance could cause England’s defence some problems – however, in all honesty, this should be a straightforward win for the Three Lions.

The gaps in the Welsh midfield have been incredibly noticeable in their first two games, and as they throw men forward in search of goals there should be plenty of space for England to exploit.

Prediction: Wales 0-2 England

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