England fear Calvert-Lewin and Mings could miss World Cup qualifiers

England fear Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Tyrone Mings could MISS World Cup qualifiers triple-header… with Everton striker and Aston Villa defender suffering from toe and rib injuries ahead of international break

  • England kick off the international break by facing Hungary in Budapest
  • But there are doubts over the fitness of Tyrone Mings and Dominic Calvert-Lewin
  • Both players will be assessed before deciding if they can play a part for England
  • Gareth Southgate is already without Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden and Ben White

England head into their crucial World Cup triple-header with doubts over Tyrone Mings and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Gareth Southgate’s men face Hungary in Budapest on Thursday before a home clash against Andorra at Wembley on Sunday followed by a trip to Poland on Wednesday next week. 

But there are emerging doubts over the fitness of Mings and Calvert-Lewin, who are both carrying injuries.

England have doubts over Tyrone Mings (left) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (right) ahead of the international break

Gareth Southgate’s men face a crucial World Cup triple-header, starting against Hungary

Aston Villa defender Mings, who played a key role in the Euro 2020 group stages to help England’s euphoric run to the final, is being troubled by a rib problem that kept him out of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Brentford.

Calvert-Lewin, who has scored three goals in Everton’s opening three Premier League matches of the season, has been playing through the pain barrier with a toe injury.

Both players will be assessed before deciding if they can play a part for England.

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Southgate (left) is already without Marcus Rashford (right) and Phil Foden (centre)

Southgate is already without Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden and Ben White through injury or illness and could do without further withdrawals.

Players are expected to report for duty at St George’s Park on Monday before taking a light training session.

England have not played since their agonising loss to Italy on penalties in the Euro 2020 final, but can take a giant step towards qualification for Qatar 2022 during the next three matches.

Ben White is also missing due to illness and Southgate could do without further withdrawals




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