Marcus Rashford is expected to start in England’s final group-stage match tonight.
The Three Lions take on Wales this evening at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium at 7 pm.
So long as England avoids a defeat by four goals they will progress to the World Cup Round of 16. Their first match against Iran saw all three United players involved in the scoring; Rashford netted a goal after just 49 seconds on the pitch, whilst Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw both assisted.
The following match against the United States again featured the three Reds throughout the night but neither teams were able to hit the back of the net, leaving the points shared and qualification coming down to the final match of Group B.
Rashford in line to start against Wales
According to Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, Rashford will make his first start tonight after being a substitute in the previous two matches.
Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford in line to start for England versus Wales tonight. Jude Bellingham also set to play in three man midfield. Story on @MailSport
— Sami Mokbel (@SamiMokbel81_DM) November 29, 2022
Gareth Southgate has likely identified the spark the 25-year-old can bring, especially after Friday’s stalemate.
Shaw and Maguire are also expected to start after displaying two solid performances at the back for England.