England vs Switzerland Preview
England will be hoping for an improved performance when they face Switzerland at the King Power Stadium in Leicester tomorrow evening. England were beaten 2-1 in the Nations League by Spain.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been withdrawn from the England squad for with a minor muscle strain which was picked up in Saturday’s game. Spurs fans will be hopeful of a full recovery in time for their Premier League match against Liverpool FC this weekend. Fanduel sportsbook offers a great deal for new customers to the website.
Normally players receive treatment by the FA Medical staff but Alli has returned to his club team.
Another absentee for the England team is Manchester United’s Luke Shaw. The record signing left back suffered concussion as he collided with Spanish player Dani Carvajal. Luke Shaw has also returned back to team as he aims to recover.
Kick it Out Anniversary
The friendly against Switzerland will be broadcast in black and white for the first 25 seconds of the game to honour Kick It Out’s 25th anniversary. The picture will go without colour and will be broadcast the same around the world. Fans in the UK and Ireland can watch the game on Sky Sports.
“black and white showing a powerful reminder of how far football has come”.
A spokesman for the English FA stated the reason behind this is to underline the “importance of diversity”.
The Kick It Out chair Lord Herman Ouseley said he hoped it will be a “powerful reminder of how far football has come”.
All England players will show their support by warming up in Kick it Out-branded T-shirts and will enter the pitch alongside eight mascots nominated by the organisation.
Kick It Out have been a catalyst for the change in English football both on and off the pitch and we’re delighted to celebrate their inspirational work
The FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board chairman released a statement stating that “Kick It Out have been a catalyst for the change in English football both on and off the pitch and we’re delighted to celebrate their inspirational work in promoting football for all. Hopefully the footage will encourage the millions of viewers at home to spend at least 25 seconds thinking about the importance of diversity in this beautiful game of ours.”
Whilst tickets are still on sale for the game, fans are expected to make the game a sell-out crowd. England reached the semi-final of the World Cup this summer and will be keen to continue their fine form.