England‘s full squad trained on Thursday afternoon at their Al Wakrah Sports Complex as preparations continued for Sunday’s World Cup last-16 clash with Senegal.
Ben White was the only absentee, having on Wednesday returned home for ‘personal reasons’. It remains unclear whether White will return and the Football Association (FA) have asked for the defender’s privacy to be respected.
Jordan Henderson survived a reckless tackle from Aaron Ramsey late into England’s 3-0 win over Wales on Tuesday to join his team-mates in the 27C heat.
A cool breeze gave a more forgiving climate for the players to work in as they performed heading drills and set up a small-sided game under the watchful eye of head coach Gareth Southgate and his backroom team.
Declan Rice spoke to the media before the session and cast renewed doubt on his West Ham future as he spoke about England’s preparation for penalties during the knockout rounds.
The midfielder also became the first player to lose his darts match against the media since the World Cup started as Christmas decorations were put up in the camp.