England team news
England predicted XI
Pickford; James, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell; Henderson, Phillips, Rice; Saka, Kane, Foden.
England registered a confidence-boosting comeback victory against defending champions Italy in their previous outing. It was a much-needed win for Southgate after the team's World Cup 2022 heartbreak.
Kane wrote his name into the history books by becoming his country's all-time leading goalscorer, surpassing Rooney's tally of 53 goals. He has been excellent for his club Tottenham as well, with 21 goals this season. Ukraine's defence will need to stop Kane if they are to get something out of this fixture.
Injuries & suspensions
Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount and Nick Pope had pulled out from the England camp due to injuries and will play no part against Ukraine.
Luke Shaw was shown a red card in the game against Italy and will miss the game on Sunday. Jude Bellingham will also need to be assessed on matchday.
With plenty of attacking talent at his disposal and confidence from their win over Italy, England will once again be expected to be dominant against Ukraine and bag a comfortable win.
|Goalkeepers:||Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale|
|Defenders:||Ben Chilwell, Eric Dier, Marc Guehi, Reece James, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker|
|Midfielders:||Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice|
|Forwards:||Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney|
|July 4, 2021||Ukraine 0-4 England||Euro qualifier|
|September 11, 2013||Ukraine 0-0 England||World Cup qualifier|
|September 12, 2012||England 1-1 Ukraine||World Cup qualifier|
|June 20, 2012||England 1-0 Ukraine||Euro|
|October 10, 2009||Ukraine 1-0 England||World Cup qualifier|
Ukraine team news
Ukraine predicted XI
Lunin; Konoplya, Matvienko, Popov, Mykolenko; Malinovskyi, Stepanenko, Zinchenko; Tsygankov, Dovbyk, Mudryk
Ukraine failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar. However, they lost only twice in their last 16 outings since 2021. They finished second in their UEFA Nations League group and will be confident of getting a result at the Wembley Stadium.
Chelsea's £89m man Mykhailo Mudryk will have the opportunity to be in the limelight in his first game for the country since his Premier League move. He has failed to get going with the Blues but this would be a chance to show what he's capable of.
Injuries & suspensions
For Ukraine, Bournemouth centre-back Ilya Zabarnyi will be unavailable for selection alongside midfielder Oleksandr Zubkov as they are both out injured.
Former West Ham man Andriy Yarmolenko is also out with an injury.
Ukraine will aim to be solid at the back against a potentially dominant English side. They will want to use pace up front to cause issues in the final third via counter-attacks. In their own half, the defence needs to mark the in-form Harry Kane out of the game.
|Goalkeepers:||Andriy Lunin, Anatoly Trubin, Dmytro Riznyk|
|Defenders:||Oleksandr Karavaev, Mykola Matvienko, Yukhym Konoplia, Vitaly Mykolenko, Ilya Zabarny, Eduard Sobol, Oleksandr Svatok, Eduard Sarapiy|
|Midfielders:||Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zubkov, Georgy Sudakov, Artem Bondarenko, Serhii Sydorchuk, Vitaly Buyalskyi, Oleksandr Pikhalyonok, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Viktor Tsygankov, Mykhailo Mudryk, Evgeny Konoplyanka|
|Forwards:||Roman Yaremchuk, Artem Dovbyk|