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Alexander-Arnold injury UPDATE as England edge out Austria, Scotland hold Netherlands to draw


England got their Euro 2020 adventure off to a good start with a 1-0 friendly win over Austria.

Bukayo Saka scored the only goal of the game as the Three Lions saw off David Alaba and Co at the Riverside.

But the result came at a cost as Trent Alexander-Arnold hobbled off injured near the final whistle.

He pulled up hurt just minutes before full-time, appearing to injure his hamstring while clearing a ball with no opponents nearby.

Reflecting on the setback, Gareth Southgate said: “We’re going to have a little look. It’s hard to see him come off the way he did.

“We’ll look at it over the next 24 hours. I think it’s a thigh but the medical team will look.

“We just have to see, it’s not a good sign to see him go off as he did.

“We’ll know more in the next 24-48 hours and go from there. We don’t know the full extent.”

Meanwhile, Scotland conceded a last-gasp goal as they drew 2-2 with the Netherlands.

And ten-man Wales were beaten 3-0 by world champions France.

Finally, a number of Belgium players have reportedly rejected the chance to receive a Covid-19 vaccination before Euro 2020.

Belgian outlet HLN claim some of Roberto Martinez’s players turned down the chance to take the Pfizer jab over fears it will wreck their chances.

The country’s government had given the green light for the Red Devils – the number one international team in football – to receive their vaccination.

Yet some players are worried about the potential side effects – tiredness, headaches, muscle and joint pain, chills and fever – that affects more than one in ten people.

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