Euro 2020 live: Alexander-Arnold injury UPDATE as England edge out Austria, Scotland hold Netherlands to draw

Euro 2020 live: Alexander-Arnold injury UPDATE as England edge out Austria, Scotland hold Netherlands to draw

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD went off injured in worrying scenes for England, despite a win over Austria.

Bukayo Saka scored the only goal as the Three Lions secured a victory at the Riverside.

And Scotland earned a commendable draw against the Netherlands as Memphis Depay equalised for the Dutch in the last minute.

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Follow all of the latest news, build up and updates below…

  • Kealan Hughes

    TIPS FOR EU

    The wait is almost over – Euro 2020 starts on June 11.

    The cream of the crop from around Europe are set to battle it out over a frantic four-week schedule, culminating in a final showdown at Wembley.

    Tournament winners

    It's tough to split the top five in the market, with France, England, Belgium, Germany and Spain the front runners.

    But we feel this youthful England side is a couple of years too early to end all those years of hurt – and therefore our pick for overall winner are reigning world champions France (9/2).

    Top goalscorer

    There's a clear front-runner in the market here – and Harry Kane deserves to be.

    The 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner was the top scorer in this season's Premier League with 23 goals.

    Player of the tournament

    Beaten semi-finalists in the World Cup three years ago, Belgium have the market leader for player of the tournament in their ranks.

    they will look to former Man Utd and Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku for goals.

    The 28-year-old striker has been a revelation for Inter Milan since heading to Italy, netting over 60 times in two seasons.

    At a whopping 20/1, he's a real value bet in this market.

  • Etienne Fermie

    IT'LL BE AL-RIGHT

    John Barnes believes England's incredible depth at right-back will significantly lessen the blow of Trent Alexander-Arnold's injury.

    He told BonusCodeBets.co.uk: "I've never known such a fervour about one position on a football pitch before Trent got injured – and you could say it is probably lucky we already had three others in the squad!

    "He is one of our best right-backs, but we have so many options in that position, so it's actually not a great loss to England.

    "It's obviously extremely sad for Trent and I feel for him – but we have so much cover there, so it should not be detrimental to England's chances.

    "If Harry Kane limped off against Austria, I'd be sitting here being far more concerned for England.

    "It's also lucky for Liverpool that this bad-looking injury has happened in the off-season."

  • Etienne Fermie

    GERMAN ENGINEERING

    The Germans have scored some sensational goals down the years at the Euros.

    Do you guys think they'll be big contenders once again this summer?

  • Etienne Fermie

    SPURS OF THE MOMENT

    French Spurs stars Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko caught up with Joe Rodon last night.

    The trio all featured as France comfortably beat Wales 3-0 as both sides gear up for Euro 2020.

    Lloris made history, by earning his 100th cap as captain of Les Bleus, and 124th in total.

  • Etienne Fermie

    SON BURNED

    Son Heung-min hit out after being grilled over Tottenham team-mate Harry Kane's future.

    The South Korean forward insisted the pair are both only focused on international duty – with Kane set to skipper England at Euro 2020.

    The Spurs striker, 27, has been linked with a £150m move to Man Utd or Man City in a bid to win trophies.

    And if Kane leaves North London this summer it would end a brilliant partnership with Son – who he broke a record with in March when they combined for a 14th goal of the season.

    But Son, 28, was in no mood to discuss Kane's potential transfer when asked by reporters while on international duty.

    He snapped back: "Has Kane moved already?

    "Everything is not decided. Rather than worrying about his transfer, I am doing my best at Tottenham.

    "I want to focus on the national team and Tottenham. Maybe Kane is doing the same, he is busy preparing for the Euros."

    Son and Kane have a terrific partnership up top
  • Etienne Fermie

    FOR GOODNESS SAK

    By SunSport's Duncan Wright

    Bukayo Saka admits being England’s Mr Versatile can get tough – despite shining for the Three Lions and firing them to victory over Austria.

    Saka, 19, scored his first senior international goal to seal the win and stake a claim for involvement when the Euros start next weekend.

    The Arsenal star also ended up playing in three different positions to suit Gareth Southgate’s tactics and substitutions at the Riverside, to show just how capable he is as a footballer.

    But the teenager admits constantly switching roles can cause problems and he needs the help of senior players to make sure he stays switched on.

    Saka said: “It’s not easy all the time, you know.

    “The information I get from the coaching staff and the players  makes things much easier – all the communication from the more experienced players around me like Kieron Trippier, Conor Coady, Tyrone Mings, making sure I'm where I need to be.”

    “I feel like anytime I played for England I really enjoyed myself because of the quality and the top players you have around.

    “Things feel good, things flow, I always feel like I can I can express myself and I think I did that.

    “I can learn a bit from everyone, there's so much different quality players especially in attack but even in the midfield and defence you know there's so much experience I can take from everyone to try to speak to everyone and get some advice from them.”

    Bukayo Saka is Arsenal and England's Mr VersatileCredit: PA
  • Thomas Blow

    ON THIS DAY

    It's 21 years since two-time Euros winner Iker Casillas made his debut for Spain.

    The ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper captained his nation to glory in 2008 and 2012.

    He also captained them to their maiden World Cup triumph in 2010.

    Legend of the game!

  • Thomas Blow

    ICYMI – EXCLUSIVE BY CHARLIE WYETT

    Harry Maguire revealed he has only just started light training in his race to be fit for the Euros.

    And the Man United captain is set to miss England’s opening game against Croatia on June 13.

    Maguire said: “I have done little bits of running.

    “I don’t want to aggravate it too early as we still have nearly two weeks until the first game and it is a long tournament.

    “I am taking it day by day. I have not asked for a time-frame but I am looking forward to being involved.

    “It can improve dramatically in a few days and you can have little setbacks.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    JUST FOR THE SAK OF IT

    Bukayo Saka netted his first international goal, as England defeated Austria 1-0 in Middlesbrough last night.

    Let's take you back through the action, with the official match highlights, as both teams gear up for Euro 2020.

  • Etienne Fermie

    'DON'T UNDERSTAND'

    England manager Gareth Southgate has criticised the fans that booed Three Lions stars taking a knee before last night's match with Austria.

    He said: "It's not something on behalf of our black players that I wanted to hear because it feels as though it is a criticism of them.

    "I think we have got a situation where some people think it's a political stand that they don't agree with – that's not the reason the players are doing it, we are supporting each other.

    "I think the most important thing for our players to know is that all their team-mates and all the staff are fully supportive.

    "I think the majority of people understand it. I think some people aren't quite understanding the message and I suppose we are seeing that across a number of football grounds at the moment."

    Engalnd stars take a knee at Riverside StadiumCredit: Getty
  • Etienne Fermie

    SCOT TO BE GOOD

    Scotland were denied an impressive victory over the Netherlands last night by a last minute Memphis Depay free-kick.

    Steve Clarke's side delivered a confident display, with Jack Hendry sweeping them into the lead after brilliant pressing from Stuart Armstrong.

    Depay produced a great finish to equalise before the break, but Kevin Nisbet bagged his second goal on 63 minutes to restore Scotland's lead.

    But Depay then spared Frank de Boer's blushes late on.

  • Etienne Fermie

    LEV IT OUT

    Manchester United starlet Dylan Levitt featured alongside Dan James for Wales last night against Paul Pogba's France.

    The midfielder, 20, has made one senior appearance for United, and spent the second half of the season on loan at Istra 1961 in Croatia.

    He replaced Joe Allen on the hour mark.

    Levitt tries to get close to Kylian Mbappe
  • Etienne Fermie

    FRENCH FANCY

    Paul Pogba got the better of Daniel James last night, when the pair faced off on international duty.

    Both are gearing up for Euro 2020, with France and Wales respectively.

    But it was Pogba who got the win in last night's friendly, as Les Bleus swept past Robert Page's Wales 3-0 .

    Pogba played 63 minutes of the dominant win, while James did manage to carve out a couple of openings during his 73 minutes on the field.

    Paul Pogba earned the bragging rights over Dan JamesCredit: AFP
  • Etienne Fermie

    HEADING SOUTH

    England boss Gareth Southgate has offered an update on Trent Alexander-Arnold, after the full-back limped out of last night's 1-0 friendly victory over Austria.

    The Three Lions gaffer told BBC 5 Live: "It's not a good situation that he's had to walk off in some discomfort.

    "We'll know more details in the next 24 to 48 hours. It looks like a thigh injury – in terms of the full extent, we don't know yet.

    "It's devastating, he's worked hard to earn a spot here. I just hope it's not too serious."

    Alexander-Arnold picked up an injury against the AustriansCredit: Reuters
  • Etienne Fermie

    SEVENTH HEAVEN

    There'll be a lot for Aston Villa fans to enjoy this summer at Euro 2020… like watching stars Jack Grealish and John McGinn.

    In fact, both men have been handed their respective nations' No7 shirts, and are set to clash as England face Scotland at Wembley on June 18.

  • Etienne Fermie

    SEVENTH HEAVEN

    There'll be a lot for Aston Villa fans to enjoy this summer at Euro 2020… like watching stars Jack Grealish and John McGinn.

    In fact, both men have been handed their respective nations' No7 shirts, and are set to clash as England face Scotland at Wembley on June 18.

  • Etienne Fermie

    UN-LISHED

    Jack Grealish was England's Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday's win over Austria, according to Roy Keane.

    The Irish pundit told ITV: "[Grealish] is the star man, he makes things happen.

    "He has courage and always wants the ball in tight areas.

    "Like Cristiano Ronaldo at Portugal, you need players like that in your team. It is brave."

    Roy Keane highlighted Jack Grealish for praise on Wednesday
  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING EUROS FANS

    England got their Euro 2020 adventure off to a good start with a 1-0 friendly win over Austria.

    Bukayo Saka scored the only goal of the game as the Three Lions saw off David Alaba and Co at the Riverside.

    But the result came at a cost as Trent Alexander-Arnold hobbled off injured near the final whistle.

    He pulled up hurt just minutes before full-time, appearing to injure his hamstring while clearing a ball with no opponents nearby.

    Reflecting on the setback, Gareth Southgate said: "We’re going to have a little look. It’s hard to see him come off the way he did.

    “We’ll look at it over the next 24 hours. I think it’s a thigh but the medical team will look.

    “We just have to see, it’s not a good sign to see him go off as he did.

    “We’ll know more in the next 24-48 hours and go from there. We don’t know the full extent.”

    Meanwhile, Scotland conceded a last-gasp goal as they drew 2-2 with the Netherlands.

    And ten-man Wales were beaten 3-0 by world champions France.

    Finally, a number of Belgium players have reportedly rejected the chance to receive a Covid-19 vaccination before Euro 2020.

    Belgian outlet HLN claim some of Roberto Martinez's players turned down the chance to take the Pfizer jab over fears it will wreck their chances.

    The country's government had given the green light for the Red Devils – the number one international team in football – to receive their vaccination.

    Yet some players are worried about the potential side effects – tiredness, headaches, muscle and joint pain, chills and fever – that affects more than one in ten people.

  • sstreet

    HUG-S ALL AROUND

    Hugo Lloris says France asked the referee not to send off Neco Williams in the 3-0 friendly win over Wales.

    The Liverpool star was harshly shown a red card for a handball as the French were awarded a penalty, which Karim Benzema missed.

    However, that didn't stop Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele netting in a comfortable win for Les Bleus.

    And Lloris said after the game: "We all asked the referee not to send the Welsh player off, we wanted the match to finish as 11 vs 11."

  • Anthony Chapman

    SOUTH OF HEAVEN

    Gareth Southgate admits Trent Alexander-Arnold's injury does not look good.

    But he will not make a decision over the right-back's Euro spot until England's medical team discover the full extent of his setback.

    Southgate said: "We’re going to have a little look. It’s hard to see him come off the way he did.

    “We’ll look at it over the next 24 hours. I think it’s a thigh but the medical team will look.

    “We just have to see, it’s not a good sign to see him go off as he did.

    “We’ll know more in the next 24-48 hours and go from there. We don’t know the full extent.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    TRENT TROUBLE

    Trent Alexander-Arnold limped off injured late on as England beat Austria 1-0.

    The Liverpool star, 22, has given Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate a major headache 11 days from the start of Euro 2020.

    The right-back – one of four included in Gareth Southgate's 26-man squad – endured an efficient night as England won in Middlesbrough.

    But there was drama late on as Alexander-Arnold pulled up hurt just minutes before full-time.

    No opponent was near Alexander-Arnold, with the defender appearing to hurt a hamstring as he cleared the ball with his left foot.

  • Anthony Chapman

    ENGLAND 1 AUSTRIA 0

    England got their Euro 2020 adventure off to a good start with a 1-0 friendly win over Austria.

    Bukayo Saka scored the only goal of the game as the Three Lions saw off David Alaba and Co at the Riverside.

    But the result came at a cost as Trent Alexander-Arnold hobbled off injured near the final whistle.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    BUK THE TREND

    Bukayo Saka's first international goal has put England 1-0 up against Austria.

    But can the Three Lions finish the night off in style with a few more strikes?

    There's nearly half an hour left to play!

    And Watkins, Ward-Prowse, Calvert-Lewin and Godfrey have just taken to the pitch as England go in search of another goal.

    FOLLOW THE REST OF THE GAME HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    OFF TO NETHER NETHER LAND

    Scotland are drawing 1-1 with the Netherlands at the break in their international friendly.

    Jack Hendry fired the Scots ahead with just 11 minutes on the clock.

    But Memphis Depay levelled for the Dutch just moments later.

    FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

  • Anthony Chapman

    WELSH WIZARDS

    Gareth Bale captains Wales in tonight's friendly clash with world champions France.

    He will come up against Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema, who leads the French line alongside Kylian Mbappe.

    Paul Pogba starts in midfield for the World Cup holders, with Hugo Lloris captaining between the sticks.

    FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

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