ENGLAND face a huge test as they look to get through to the World Cup quarter-finals – when they face Senegal in the last 16.

Gareth Southgate’s side could face extra time and penalties if they cannot see off the African nation in 90 minutes.

Phil Foden celebrates scoring England's second goal against Wales

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Phil Foden celebrates scoring England’s second goal against WalesCredit: Getty

The Three Lions topped Group B after comfortably beating Wales 3-0 on Tuesday evening.

Marcus Rashford grabbed himself a brace and Phil Foden scored the other on a glorious night for manager Gareth Southgate.

England had drawn 0-0 with USA in a tame affair last week, having thrashed Iran 6-2 just days earlier in their opener.

But now Southgate’s side must focus on the knockout stages, where they’ll face AFCON 2022 champions Senegal.

The Lions of Teranga came second in Group A, which also contained Holland, Qatar and Ecuador.

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Senegal had to beat Ecuador in their final group game and they did so thanks to Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly‘s late winner.

England’s clash with Senegal will be the first ever between the two sides.

When is England vs Senegal?

  • England’s World Cup last-16 clash with Senegal will take place on Sunday, December 4.
  • The match will get underway from 7pm UK time.
  • England vs Senegal will be held at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.
  • The stadium holds just under 70,000 fans and played host to England’s 0-0 draw with USA.

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • England vs Senegal will be shown live on ITV 1 in the UK.
  • You can live stream the action from the ITV X app, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
  • Coverage of the game will get going from 6pm GMT.

Can I watch for FREE?

  • Yes, you can watch England vs Senegal for FREE, so long as you have a TV licence.

Team news

England are set to have a fully fit squad for their last-16 match-up with Senegal.

Southgate, however, may decide to hand Marcus Rashford a start following his brilliant performance in the win over Wales.

Foden also impressed, but Bukayo Saka could come back into the side, as could Mason Mount, who dropped to the bench in favour of Jordan Henderson on Tuesday night.

England boss Gareth Southgate made four subs in the win over Wales

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England boss Gareth Southgate made four subs in the win over WalesCredit: Getty

Kieran Tripper may also come back into the XI alongside Kyle Walker, but that would most likely see England’s system change from a 4-3-3 to one that favours five at the back.

Senegal will also have a mostly fit squad, which includes Chelsea duo Koulibaly and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

But superstar Sadio Mane will be OUT of the game, as he recovers from knee surgery.

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Odds

  • England – 1/2
  • Draw – 29/10
  • Senegal – 6/1
  • England to qualify – 1/5
  • Senegal to qualify – 7/2

*Odds courtesy of Betfair and correct at time of publication.



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