England Starting XI Leaks, Shows Rashford, Loftus-Cheek in, Sterling, Alli Out


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England have the proper security measures in place to prevent spying on their training sessions in Repino. However, when Steve Holland, the man who is essentially the number two to England manager Gareth Southgate is carelessly walking around with a team sheet during the portion of the session open to the public, well, things happen.

Perhaps now Panama will have an advantage as they prepare to tussle with Three Lions on Sunday. The England team sheet shows Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford in the first team, with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling starting on the bench.

The team sheet also shows Chelsea man Ruben Loftus-Cheek in for Dele Alli (note the misspelling by the way), who is off in a different category altogether, due to medical concerns. Of course, if you look at the big picture, nothing on here is surprising and therefore giving away the store to the opponent.

Dele Alli is a doubt and battling a quad injury- that’s headline news. Raheem Sterling struggled, and Marcus Rashford has looked fantastic- that’s common knowledge to those who are playing close attention. So while this leak is indeed comical, it’s not overly damaging.

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