England possible starting lineup for the Round of 16 game vs Senegal
England will be fighting for a seat at the World Cup quarterfinals when they face Senegal in the Round of 16 on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Al Bayt Stadium.
England will be hoping to ride on the momentum of their huge 3-0 win over Wales when they go up against Senegal in their Round of 16 matchup on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Al Bayt Stadium.
Their victory in the third and final game in the first stage sent them to the top of their group. The team hopes to advance to the quarterfinals and improve on their fourth-place finish at the World Cup four years ago.
England hauled in a total of nine goals in their first three games, the most the country has amassed in the group stage.
A serious bid for England
The squad is considered one of the serious contenders for the championship, and the heavy favorites in their game against Senegal.
Team manager Gareth Southgate switched four players for their meeting with Wales and the move paid off, with Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden delivering goals. Kyle Walker and Jordan Henderson completed the quartet, and they are all likely to maintain their places in the knockout phase.
The depth of the English team leaves Southgate with a hard decision regarding which other players to select for the starting lineup. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford seems an obvious first choice he has played a role in all three group games. Center back Harry Maguire has also proven his worth and started all three games as well.
Bukaya Saka, Jack Grealish, and Raheem Sterling are all vying for a starting position, but they may find themselves on the bench against Senegal.