England v Switzerland LIVE commentary and team news: Harry Kane closes in on Wayne Rooney record as Marc Guehi could make Three Lions debut in Wembley friendly

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England will host Switzerland in a friendly at Wembley this weekend in the Three Lions’ first match of the year.

Gareth Southgate’s side have not been in action since a 10-0 demolition of San Marino secured World Cup qualification back in November.

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Kane has 48 goals for England – just 5 shy of Rooney’s all-time record

The Swiss are one of the countries to have already booked their spot in Qatar after they topped their group ahead of Euro champions Italy.

England last hosted Switzerland to Wembley back in 2015 when Wayne Rooney became the countries all-time record goalscorer in a 2-0 win.

Current captain Harry Kane is just five behind Rooney on 48 goals and can overtake Sir Bobby Charlton’s 49 goal haul in second place.

The Three Lions also face the Ivory Coast in this international break as boss Southgate continues his preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

England v Switzerland: talkSPORT commentary

This international friendly will take place on Saturday, March 26.

The match at Wembley will kick-off at 5:30pm and will be live on talkSPORT with Adrian Durham serving as your presenter.

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Commentary will then come from Jim Proudfoot, Stuart Pearce and Trevor Sinclair.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2, click  HERE for the live stream.

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Rooney beat Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 in a win over Switzerland in September 2015

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Rooney beat Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 in a win over Switzerland in September 2015

England v Switzerland: Team news

Trent Alexander-Arnold became the first player to pull out of England’s squad after suffering a hamstring injury for Liverpool.

A replacement is yet to be announced.

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is also out following a muscle issue.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has also told talkSPORT that Reece James is not ready to feature in the upcoming international break for England.

Kyle Walker, who was rested by Southgate with the view of playing Alexander-Arnold and James, could now be among the players recalled.

England squad to face Switzerland

Goalkeepers

Jordan Pickford – Everton

Nick Pope – Burnley

Defenders

Reece James – Chelsea

Luke Shaw – Manchester United

Conor Coady – Wolverhampton Wanderers

Harry Maguire – Manchester United

Marc Guehi – Crystal Palace

Tyrone Mings – Aston Villa

John Stones – Manchester City

Ben White – Arsenal

Midfielders

Jude Bellingham – Borussia Dortmund

Conor Gallagher – Crystal Palace (on loan from Chelsea)

Jordan Henderson – Liverpool

Mason Mount – Chelsea

Declan Rice – West Ham United

James Ward-Prowse – Southampton

Forwards

Jack Grealish – Manchester City

Phil Foden – Manchester City

Raheem Sterling – Manchester City

Bukayo Saka – Arsenal

Emile Smith Rowe – Arsenal

Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur

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Tammy Abraham – AS Roma

Guehi has been named in the senior England squad for the first time

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Guehi has been named in the senior England squad for the first time

England v Switzerland: What has been said?

Southgate was questioned about Maguire’s inclusion in the squad and he admitted that dropping the centre-back was not even considered.

“I don’t think it ever crossed our mind not to select Harry Maguire for this squad,” he said.

“He’s been a key part of the starting XI that got us to a World Cup semi-final and a European Championship final.

“So I know the club are going through a difficult period but you’ve got to look at who are our best players in the core of the team and he’s in that group.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s one of our best centre-backs and form, in that sense, is temporary.

“In our forward areas, there’s perhaps a lot more competition for some of those wide places. So I will always be accused of double standards on picking on form but there are nuances to that.”

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