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England are next in action at Wembley on Tuesday against the Ivory Coast. Switzerland are in action on the same day against Kosovo on home soil.
England come from behind to beat Switzerland 2-1 in their friendly clash at Wembley Stadium. Breel Embolo put the visitors ahead when he headed Xherdan Shaqiri's cross past Jordan Pickford, while the Swiss then wasted opportunities to extend their advantage. Luke Shaw levelled the scores on the stroke of half-time. England were awarded a penalty in the second half after VAR adjudged Steven Zuber to have handled the ball in the box, blocking a Marc Guehi header. Harry Kane dispatched the penalty to score his 49th England goal, and notch the decisive strike for the Three Lions.
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FULL-TIME: ENGLAND 2-1 SWITZERLAND
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Switzerland earn one last corner to pressure the home side, but Grealish heads it away from danger.
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OVER! Rice makes an important header to clear a cross from Rodriguez away from Gavranovic. Aebischer latches on to the rebound, but he skies his effort over the bar.
There will be four minutes of added time.
SAVE! Grealish clips a cross into the Switzerland box for Coady to attack. He directs his effort towards the bottom-right corner, but his header is saved by Omlin.
Watkins replaces Kane for the closing stages of the game for the Three Lions.
OVER! Rodriguez has space and time to latch on to a headed clearance from Guehi on the edge of the England box. He lines up a strike on the half-volley, but slices his effort well over the bar.
Switzerland are unbeaten in their last 10 matches in all competitions since losing 3-0 to Italy at Euro 2020. The visitors only have five minutes left to preserve their record.
White sends Henderson down the right flank, but his clipped cross to the back post is cleared away from Grealish by Zuber.
England have scored 100 penalties in all competitions (excluding shootouts) - Kane has scored 14 of the 100 - at least five more than any other player (Frank Lampard, 9)
Gavranovic replaces Embolo for the final stages of the game.
Aebischer replaces Shaqiri, who had a fine outing in the first half before fading.
Bellingham enters the fold to replace Foden for the final 10 minutes.
Kane has now scored 49 goals for England (level with Bobby Charlton), only Wayne Rooney (53) has scored more goals for the Three Lions.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! KANE CONVERTS!!!!! ENGLAND LEAD 2-1!!!!!! The England captain fires his side ahead with the 49th international goal of his career. Kane goes low with his effort and dispatches his powerful strike into the bottom-left corner away from the dive of Omlin, who goes the right way but cannot keep the ball out.
PENALTY TO ENGLAND! The referee is instructed to the screen at the side of the field and he overturns his initial decision to point to the spot.
Guehi rises highest in the box to direct a corner from Grealish at goal, but his effort is blocked by Zuber. England claim it was with his hand and the decision will be looked at by VAR.
White gets forward down the right flank and tries to angle a cross into the middle that Rodriguez diverts wide of the right post.
Rodriguez tries to angle a cross into the box from the left flank for Mbabu's run behind Mitchell, but Pickford makes an early decision to come off his line and make a simple claim.
OVER! Grealish finds White in space on the edge of the box and he goes for a strike on his right foot that sails narrowly over the bar.
SAVE! Foden releases the run of Mitchell down the left flank and he lifts a cross into the box for Kane to attack. The England captain has work to do with his effort from 12 yards, but he cannot generate the power on his effort to beat Omlin.
The tempo of the game has suffered as a result of the number of changes. England have been knocked out of their rhythm.
England have had a re-shuffle at the back as White has moved to right-back in a four-man defence.
Vargas is withdrawn from the fold and is replaced by Sow.
Freuler comes off in the middle of the park for the visitors as Zuber enters the action.
Zeqiri replaces Steffen in the final third for the Swiss.
Grealish replaces Mount in the final third for the home side.
An attacking change from Southgate as he sends Sterling on in place of Walker-Peters, who had a fine debut for the Three Lions.
Mitchell enters the game for his England debut as he replaces the goalscorer Shaw.
Gallagher makes way for the home side after an impressive outing, including an assist. Rice replaces the midfielder.
A cross from Shaw almost falls kindly for Kane in the box, but Akanji does just enough to keep him from making contact on the turn.
Gallagher makes a surge forward at the Switzerland defence and offloads to Kane. The forward goes for a low strike that is repelled by Frei.
England are working the ball with greater poise in the second half than they were in the first period. Southgate's men are growing in confidence.
WIDE! Guehi rises to attack the resulting corner from Mount, but his header travels wide of the left post and away from Coady on the slide. So close for the Three Lions.
SAVE! Gallagher clips the ball over the top for the run of Kane in the inside-right channel. The England captain tries to lift his effort over Omlin, but the keeper makes the stop with his face.
Gallagher displays his engine once more at the other end of the field by getting back to intercept an offload from Shaqiri towards Embolo on the break.
Rodriguez brings down Gallagher on the right flank, but the resulting free-kick from Mount is cleared by Akanji.
Shaw is the first England defender to score from outside the box since Kieran Tripper vs Croatia in the 2018 World Cup semi final.
We're back under way at Wembley Stadium.
Gareth Southgate will have been delighted to see new players Kyle Walker-Peters and Conor Gallagher involved in England's equaliser, with the latter being very influential in the final third in the first half. However, he will be looking for mor from his senior players as the visitors had joy themselves when attacking the England box.
England and Switzerland are level at the break in their friendly clash at Wembley Stadium. Breel Embolo headed the visitors in front from a fine cross from Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss should have doubled their advantage as Fabian Frei saw his strike turned onto the bar by Jordan Pickford, while Embolo fired wide of the target. They were punished before the break as Luke Shaw levellled the scores with a left-footed blast from 20 yards.
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HALF-TIME: ENGLAND 1-1 SWITZERLAND
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Gallagher pounces on Walker-Peters' interception and rolls a precise offload across the edge of the box for Shaw to meet and fire home.
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GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! SHAW HAMMERS HOME AN EQUALISER!!!!! 1-1!!!!!!!! England are level courtesy of a rocket from Shaw. Walker-Peters makes a good interception to cut out a pass from Frei and Gallagher seizes on the loose ball. He works it across the edge of the Switzerland box for the run of Shaw, who dispatches a sweet left-footed effort into the top-left corner.
There will be two minutes of added time.
Switzerland are finding space with ease in the final third. It has not been an easy transition into international football for England's fledgling players.
Walker-Peters has two opportunities to send a cross into the box from the right flank, but he lifts his first delivery into the hands of Omlin before his second is repelled by Frei.
Rodriguez clips a perfect ball over the top for Mbabu in the inside-right channel, but he slices his effort wide of the target. The full-back was offside anyway, but the visitors are cutting England open with ease.
CHANCES! Switzerland press the home side again and should double their lead. Shaqiri almost scores direct from a corner on the right flank as his low curling cross strikes the right post. England clear the rebound as far as Rodriguez, who lines up a swerving left-footed strike that Pickford pushes away. Embolo latches onto the rebound, but he scuffs his attempt wide of the target.
OVER! Shaqiri works the ball to Steffen on the right flank, and he cuts back on his left foot to fire at goal. White has to act to steer the ball over his own bar.
Widmer has not been able to recover after taking a knock from Foden. Mbabu replaces the full-back.
OFFSIDE! Mount releases Foden down the inside-left channel and he cuts a low ball back across the face of goal. Walker-Peters meets it with a right-footed strike, but his effort clatters off the post. Foden was offside in the build-up anyway.
Switzerland are making life difficult for the home side with their resilience at the back. England have not been able to find their rhythm.
Switzerland have scored their first goal against England in five matches, since a Tranquillo Barnetta brace in June 2011
Foden has room to run forward at the Swiss defence and he has options in the box. However, he dwells too long on the ball and inadvertently kicks Widmer, who makes the intervention.
England are on the back foot after a surge from the visitors. The Three Lions are not clicking in the final third at the moment.
OFF THE BAR! Frei comes inches away from a second for Switzerland. Shaqiri angles a corner into the box from the left flank that Frei connects with on his right boot in the six-yard area. However, Pickford reacts brilliantly to turn his effort on to the bar and out.
BLOCK! Shaqiri raids forward and takes a touch to open up a strike on his left foot that Guehi deflects wide of the left post.
Shaqiri collects on the right flank and lifts a precise cross to the back post that allows Embolo to beat Pickford.
GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! EMBOLO HEADS SWITZERLAND AHEAD!!!!!!! 1-0!!!!!! The visitors take the lead at Wembley as Embolo directs his header into the bottom-right corner from six yards out. Shaqiri takes possession on the right flank and curls a dangerous cross to the back post that travels over the head of White. Embolo pounces and nods his effort away from Pickford to find the back of the net.
SAVE! Xhaka has space in the final third and drills a low strike at goal that forces Pickford into a fine stop, pushing his left-footed drive away from the net.
Gallagher has been active in his first start and Southgate will be pleased to see the midfielder moving from box to box. The Three Lions have lacked a drive from midfield in the past.
England are dominating possession and are finding penetration in the final third, but are lacking a clinical edge in and around the box.
BLOCK! Foden works the ball back to Kane with a precise header and he feeds Gallagher on the charge. The midfielder cuts back on to his left foot to fire at goal, but his effort is diverted over the bar by Widmer.
Kane's touch lets him down in the box for the second time in the game as he attempts to turn.
Foden swings a cross into the box, but Akanji does well to rise to clear the danger from the free-kick.
Freuler nudges Mount to the deck on the left flank, handing England a set-piece in a useful position.
Widmer looks for the run of Steffen in the inside-right channel, but the winger fails to keep the ball alive on the byline.
Foden works the ball to Kane in the Switzerland box, but the forward takes a poor first touch under pressure from Akanji, allowing the defender to clear.
Vargas has a run at Walker-Peters down the left flank, but the defender makes a good block to prevent his cross reaching Embolo.
We're under way at Wembley Stadium.
After losing two of their first three games against Switzerland in 1938 and 1947, England have only lost one of their last 23 against the Swiss (W16 D6), a 2-1 away defeat in May 1981.
Switzerland have made six changes to their side from their win over Bulgaria last time out. Omlin gets a start between the posts in place of Yann Sommer. Akanji and Rodriguez start in the backline, while Xhaka, Steffen and Embolo are also given the nod to start tonight.
There is a late change to the England team as Stones is injured in the warm-up and is replaced by White. Southgate hands debuts to Guehi in the England backline and Walker-Peters on the right flank this evening, while Gallagher is afforded his first start for the Three Lions in the middle of the park. Kane, Mount and Foden lead the line.
SWITZERLAND SUBS: David von Ballmoos, Kevin Mbabu, Nico Elvedi, Noah Okafor, Steven Zuber, Djibril Sow, Jordan Lotomba, Eray Comert, Mario Gavranovic, Andi Zeqiri, Gregor Kobel, Michel Aebischer.
SWITZERLAND (4-2-3-1): Jonas Omlin; Silvan Widmer, Manuel Akanji, Fabian Frei, Ricardo Rodriguez; Remo Freuler, Granit Xhaka; Renato Steffen, Xherdan Shaqiri, Ruben Vargas; Breel Embolo.
ENGLAND SUBS: Harry Maguire, Nick Pope, Tyrone Mings, Jack Grealish, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Ollie Watkins, Raheem Sterling, James Ward-Prowse, Fraser Forster, Tyrick Mitchell.
ENGLAND (3-4-3): Jordan Pickford; Ben White, Conor Coady, Marc Guehi; Kyle Walker-Peters, Jordan Henderson, Conor Gallagher, Luke Shaw; Phil Foden, Harry Kane, Mason Mount.
Switzerland are also gearing up their options for the challenges ahead at the World Cup and the Nations League. The Swiss will have watched Italy crash out of the World Cup qualifying at the hands of North Macedonia, and will have been pleased to have finished ahead of the Azzurri in the group stage. Murat Yakin's men were on form last time out against Bulgaria, securing a 4-0 victory on home soil, but tonight will be a tougher challenge.
England have the opportunity to fine tune their squad and system ahead of the 2022 World Cup at the end of the year along with important matches in the Nations League in the summer. Gareth Southgate's men crushed San Marino in their last outing, and will be looking for an emphatic performance over quality opposition. With several players absent, new arrivals have the chance to press their claim for a potential place in upcoming squads.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the friendly clash between England and Switzerland at Wembley Stadium.