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Kane has an harm doubt for the Belgian duel

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Harry Kane could miss the English Nations League game against Belgium on Sunday due to a muscle injury sustained in training on Saturday.

Should the injury force Kane to sit out at Wembley, Everton's striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is expected to keep his place on the team.

Calvert-Lewin continued his impressive start to the season by scoring a goal in a friendly on his debut against Wales on October 8th.

That impressive performance followed shortly after the 23-year-old's nine goals for Everton – including two national hat-tricks against West Brom and West Ham – this season.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a goal on his England debut against Wales

However, for England captain Kane, it's another injury fear nine months after tearing his Achilles tendon at Tottenham – an injury that would have cast doubt on his participation in Euro 2020 had the tournament not been interrupted.

Elsewhere, Gareth Southgate will present Manchester City defender Kyle Walker with his 50th international cap in England.



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Highlights of the international friendly between England and Wales

The English boss probably also includes the Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford, Tottenham's Eric Dier and the Liverpool couple Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson.

West Ham's Declan Rice is also expected to get a start.

Sunday, October 11th, 4 p.m.

Start at 5:00 p.m.

Abraham and Sancho are available

Southgate spoke to the media on Saturday about Tammy Abraham and Jadon Sancho being able to return to the Belgian clash.

Abraham, Sancho and Ben Chilwell all missed the game in Wales after breaking coronavirus regulations while attending a party at Abraham's London apartment.

Southgate says he has now drawn a line under this incident.

"Tammy and Jadon both trained this morning so everyone was available," said Southgate.

"They obviously missed a bit of training, so that's an issue with their week-end stress.

"But this situation is over, you're back in the group and we're moving on."



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Tammy Abraham and Jadon Sancho will be available against Belgium on Sunday, according to Gareth Southgate

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