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England v Bosnia LIVE: Result and reaction from Euro 2024 warm-up as Kane and Alexander-Arnold add late goals

England 3-0 Bosnia: A scrappy England performance was salvaged by Kane and Alexander-Arnold late on after Cole Palmer’s penalty

Karl Matchett,Chris Wilson
Monday 03 June 2024 22:48 BST
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Trent Alexander-Arnold capped an impressive individual display with a tremendous volley as England beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 in their latest Euro 2024 warm-up friendly.

Preparations for this summer’s shot at silverware stepped up at St James’ Park as players got a chance to stake their claim for a place on the plane, or even a starting role against Serbia.

Cole Palmer’s spot-kick was followed by an excellent Alexander-Arnold effort and late Harry Kane goal on a night that provided manager Gareth Southgate with plenty of food for thought ahead of Friday’s final squad submission.

Eberechi Eze and Palmer produced positive displays on their first England starts, with the latter opening his international account after Ezri Konsa, another impressive performer, was fouled in the box. Alexander-Arnold did well on his latest audition in midfield but had reverted to a more familiar right-back role when he scored a superb late volley that substitute Kane added to.

Relive all the action from England versus Bosnia below:

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England 0-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina

3 mins: Trippier does well to read the Bosnia pass and intercept. Neither side is trying to force the issue yet.

Eze collects down the left and wins a free-kick after a foul from Ahmedhodžić.

Chris Wilson3 June 2024 19:50
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England 0-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina

1 min: England try the ball over the top towards Watkins but it’s too long. Eze has started on the left, with Palmer down the middle.

Chris Wilson3 June 2024 19:48
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KICK-OFF! England 0-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina

KICK-OFF! We’re underway in the northeast, with the visitors getting us started.

England are playing in their purple away kit, for some reason. Bosnia in white.

Chris Wilson3 June 2024 19:46
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England vs Bosnia-Herzegovina LIVE

Both the teams are out of the tunnel and the national anthems are underway.

Plenty of Bosnia fans have made the journey to St. James’ Park.

Chris Wilson3 June 2024 19:44
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England vs Bosnia-Herzegovina LIVE

Less than 10 minutes until kick-off here, and we’re within 90 minutes of being one step closer to knowing who’s on the plane to Euro 2024.

These four should all be making it.

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Chris Wilson3 June 2024 19:39
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Marc Guehi speaks to BBC

Guehi, who is one of those battling to earn his place on the plane to Germany, spoke to Channel 4 in the lead-up to kick-off. He says that he’s “really glad to be here”.

“It’s always tough when you’re injured. I was trying to focus on coming back as quick as possible.

“It’s always a good opportunity to pull on the shirt. Everyone’s really excited. To actually potentially be involved would be amazing for all of us. We’ve got to focus on today first.”

Chris Wilson3 June 2024 19:31
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Plenty of support for the Three Lions in Newcastle. This is the first time England have played away from Wembley since June of last year, when they beat North Macedonia 7-0 at Old Trafford.

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Chris Wilson3 June 2024 19:25
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England’s key dates

A reminder of the key dates for England ahead of a busy summer.

After today, they will play one more warm-up game before the official squad announcement and the beginning of Euro 2024.

7 June - final warm-up match against Iceland at Wembley, 7.45pm BST

8 June - announcement of final 26-man squad

16 June - opening game of Euro 2024, against Serbia at 8pm BST

20 June - second group game of Euro 2024, against Denmark at 5pm BST

25 June - final game of Euro 2024 group stage, against Slovenia at 8pm BST

The round of 16, if England were to qualify, would begin from 29 June, with England playing on 30 June in Gelsenkirchen at 5pm BST if they manage to top the group.

Chris Wilson3 June 2024 19:20
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An emotional night for Kieran Trippier, who captains the side at his home club stadium. His son is also a mascot tonight!

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Chris Wilson3 June 2024 19:10
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BREAKING: Kylian Mbappe finally completes Real Madrid transfer

The biggest football-related news of the day has landed, as Kylian Mbappe has finally signed for Real Madrid, bringing one of modern football’s longest transfer sagas to an end and adding even more talent to the champions of Europe.

Madrid announced Mbappe’s arrival on Monday, two days after the club sealed a record-extending 15th European Cup, having beaten Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at Wembley in Saturday night’s Champions League final.

They confirmed the news in a short statement that read: “Real Madrid CF and Kylian Mbappe have reached an agreement whereby he will be a Real Madrid player for the next five seasons.”

The captain of France’s five-year contract reportedly includes a €150m signing-on fee to be paid in instalments over the deal.

Read more below.

Kylian Mbappe finally completes Real Madrid transfer

The 25-year-old France captain joins a formidable Real Madrid team two days after they won a record-extending 15th European Cup

Chris Wilson3 June 2024 19:00

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