Gareth Southgate said it was an “absolute joke” that Harry Maguire was jeered by some England fans and Jack Grealish called the treatment of his team-mate “ridiculous”.
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen scored Tuesday on his return to the Copenhagen stadium where he suffered a cardiac arrest last year as England and France also won the latest round of pre-World Cup friendlies.
Gareth Southgate insists Harry Maguire can still thrive at the highest level as the beleaguered England defender prepares to return in Tuesday’s friendly against Ivory Coast.
England defender John Stones will miss Tuesday’s friendly against Ivory Coast after leaving the squad due to injury.
Catch up with the highlights from Wednesday’s Afcon action as Egypt and Equatorial Guinea booked their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after beating Ivory Coast and Mali on penalties.
Mohamed Salah scored the decisive spot-kick as record seven-time champions Egypt beat the Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in Douala on Wednesday to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
The Ivory Coast crushed an abject Algeria 4-1 on Thursday to send the reigning champions crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the group stage, while Equatorial Guinea go through in second place in Group E after defeating Sierra Leone 1-0.
Reigning Afcon champions Algeria are in danger of an early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations after a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of outsiders Equatorial Guinea in Douala on Sunday, while Ivory Coast and Mali were held to draws by Sierra Leone and Gambia respectively.
Catch up with all the action from a chaotic day at the Afcon where Mali controversially beat Tunisia in a clash marred by several refereeing mistakes, while Ivory Coast and Gambia also picked up 1-0 wins. You may also like
There was drama on day 4 at Afcon as Mali edged Tunisia 1-0 in a game which was marred by refereeing controversy while Ivory Coast and Gambia also picked up 1-0 wins against Equatorial Guinea and Mauritania respectively.