ENGLAND are in action at Wembley for the first time in 2020 as they welcome Wales to the Home of Football.
Gareth Southgate's side face a tough Nations League test against Belgium on Sunday and the Three Lions boss has opted to field an inexperienced side including Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Bukayo Saka.
- Start time: 8pm BST
- TV/Live stream FREE: ITV1 or S4C/ITV Hub or BBC iPlayer
- England XI: Pope, Trippier, Saka, Gomez, Coady, Keane, Winks, Phillips, Calvert-Lewin, Ings, Grealish.
- Wales XI: Hennessey, Roberts, Rodon, Mepham, Davies, Ampadu, Morrell, Williams, Roberts, Matondo, Moore.
Follow ALL the updates from Wembley with our live blog below…
- Joshua Mbu
ENGLAND STARTING XI
Starts for Bukayo Saka, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Kalvin Phillips.
1 Pope, 2 Trippier, 3 Saka, 4 Gomez, 5 Coady, 6 Keane, 7 Winks, 8 Phillips, 9 Calvert-Lewin, 10 Ings, 11 Grealish.
- Joshua Mbu
Good evening, welcome to the live blog for England vs Wales!
The two sides meet four years after the dramatic Euro 2016 game which saw Daniel Sturridge score a last gasp winner.
Despite tonight’s fixture only being a friendly, both sides will be up for this one regardless and it’s a shame Gareth Bale is missing this one.
Gareth Southgate is expected to use tonight’s game as an opportunity to shake up his team and give different players a chance of proving themselves.
One things for sure, Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell will not be competing tonight after the trio broke coronavirus guidelines attending Abraham’s surprise birthday party.
Southgate has had to deal with his fair share of COVID-19 incidents in recent weeks and may need to take a more ruthless approach to stamp the problem out.
England duo Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden were dropped from the squad immediately after their coronavirus gaffe in Iceland.
Greenwood, 18, and Foden, 20, snuck girls into their hotel room during their stay in Iceland breaking the countries isolation rules leading to them being fined £1,300 by Icelandic authorities.
Actions bare consequences and they were not called up to the squad for the upcoming friendly tonight and the Nations League fixtures against Belgium and Denmark.
Southgate in the latest incident has decided to DELAY the arrival of Sancho, Abraham and Chilwell by a few days.
In terms of team news, Chilwell missing could hand Bukayo Saka his international debut at left-back.
The 19-year-old is naturally a winger but has proved he is more than comfortable in a more deeper defensive position.
We will have the team news shortly!
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