Dele Alli missed England training on Thursday ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Panama because of a thigh strain, according to reports.

The Tottenham star started sharply in England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia but pulled up holding his thigh just before half-time.

Gareth Southgate decided to keep Alli on until the 80th minute in the hope he would still have an effect on the game, but the 22-year-old struggled to make an impact in the second half.

On Tuesday, a scan revealed Alli had suffered a slight thigh strain and would be monitored ahead of England’s encounter with Panama on Sunday.

And according to Sky Sports, the midfielder is now a doubt ahead of the Three Lions’ second Group G game.

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is likely to come into the starting line-up if Alli doesn’t recover in time.

Spurs fans will be hoping the former MK Dons man can recover in time for next week’s meeting with Belgium.

Alli could come up against three of his Tottenham teammates – Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele – when England face the Red Devils.



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.