Southgate believes that Harry Kane’s transfer to Bayern could benefit England

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England’s national football team captained by Harry Kane is making steady progress on its journey to qualify for the Euro 2024 in Germany.

With four consecutive wins at the start of their campaign, Gareth Southgate’s squad currently leads Group C by six points, with a comfortable nine-point gap over Italy in third place, although the latter has played fewer matches. The top two in the group will secure a spot in the finals, and England seems well on its way to achieving this goal in the coming months.

The next stop on England’s qualification journey is a crucial clash with Ukraine during the September international break. This match represents England’s only competitive fixture for the month, followed by a friendly against Scotland.

England previously faced Ukraine at Wembley in March, securing a victory with goals from Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka, winning 4-0. In the quarter-finals of Euro 2020, which took place in 2021 due to the pandemic, England ran out 4-0 winners against Ukraine in Rome. These past victories have bolstered England’s confidence heading into the upcoming clash.

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The game against Ukraine is scheduled for Saturday, September 9. The venue for this important match is the Tarczynski Arena in Wroclaw, Poland. Ukraine’s national team has played their home matches in Poland since last year following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

However, England’s preparations for this crucial match have been marred by some injury concerns. Jack Grealish is likely to miss the game due to a thigh injury. The Manchester City midfielder’s absence was felt as he missed his club’s 5-1 victory over Fulham. Although his availability for the Ukraine clash is in doubt, England’s manager, Gareth Southgate, will need to assess his options.

Another notable development on the England squad front is the omission of Raheem Sterling, a decision that disappointed the player himself. This is the first time Sterling has been left out of the squad when fit and available in nine years.

Despite these challenges, England remains confident in its ability to secure victory against Ukraine. The squad includes a mix of experienced and young talents, with the likes of Harry Kane, Phil Foden, and Bukayo Saka ready to make their mark.

Additionally, the recent transfer of Harry Kane to Bayern Munich has brought renewed excitement to England’s camp. Southgate believes that this move, driven by Kane’s desire for trophies, will benefit the striker and the national team. Although the change from the Premier League to the Bundesliga might bring adjustments, Southgate sees it as an opportunity for Kane to impress new teammates, staff, and fans.

As England continues its journey towards Euro 2024, fans will be eagerly watching the Ukraine clash, hoping for another impressive performance from the Three Lions. Kane will lead the team in this critical encounter, followed by a friendly against Scotland at Hampden Park to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the fixture.

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