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Jude Bellingham set for England return after remarkable start at Real Madrid

Due to injury, Bellingham has not played for the Three Lions since March.

Jude Bellingham in action for England.

Gareth Southgate’s England side will play against Ukraine on Saturday, September 9 in a Euro 2024 qualifier, and against Scotland in a friendly on Tuesday, September 12. The Three Lions lead their group with 12 points, followed by Ukraine on 6 and then Italy - who have played two games less - on 3.

Jude Bellingham has scored five goals in four games in what has been a remarkable start to life with Real Madrid. England have never won the European Championship and have won the World Cup once, 57 years ago, but in Bellingham, they have a new leader, a player set to dominate for the next decade.

Harry Kane has been the leader under Southgate, but with Bellingham becoming key for Los Blancos in LaLiga, he will add extra strength to the England side.

Partidazo en Cuartos del Mundial de Qatar 2022: Bellingham y Kane amenazan a Mbappé y Giroud
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Bellingham celebrates an England goal.JACK GUEZAFP

This will be Bellingham’s first training camp with England as a Real Madrid player. Southgate gave Bellingham his senior debut at the age of 17 years, four months and 14 days old. The former Dortmund captain has not played for the Three Lions since March due to previous injuries.

Bellingham’s England record

The Madrid man has scored one goal in 24 appearances with his country, but in recent weeks has exploded in an advanced role under Carlo Ancelotti. England will be hoping he can fire them to European glory in Germany next summer. For now, it’s the qualifiers, which England are expected to get through unharmed.

A fan holds a flag during the final against Italy.
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A fan holds a flag during the final against Italy.JOHN SIBLEYDiarioAS

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