Euro 2020 Final: Foden misses training ahead of Italy vs England

The 21-year-old midfielder has been impressive in his three appearances in EURO 2020 thus far.

Phil Foden

Phil Foden was the only player to miss England training as a precaution due to a minor injury ahead of Sunday's Euro final vs Italy at Wembley.   -  REUTERS

England midfielder Phil Foden did not take part in Saturday's team training session ahead of the side's European Championship final against Italy as a precaution due to a minor injury.

The 21-year-old has impressed in his three European Championship appearances so far, starting England's opening group games against Croatia and Scotland, and coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 semifinal win over Denmark on Wednesday.

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England wrote on Twitter: "25 players are out at training this morning as the Three Lions get ready for Italy, with Phil Foden sitting out due to a minor knock."

Manager Gareth Southgate has no shortage of options on the right side of England's attack where Foden usually plays, with several players competing for the spot including Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho.

England takes on Roberto Mancini's Italy at Wembley on Sunday, looking to win its first major trophy since the World Cup in 1966.

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