A number of our former and present foxes have all been in World Cup action, but also a number of players not yet involved, here is our update on the happenings so far.
Youri Tielemans and Timothy Castagne were in the starting line-up for Belgium vs. Canada. Tielemans left the field after 56 minutes, Castagne played the full game. Wout Faes was an unused sub. Belgium had a difficult day at the office, but managed to get away with a 1-0 win and 3 valuable points as Marocco comes next.
Nampalys Mendy has been a starter for Senegal in their two games. First a difficult challenge vs. Netherlands being defeated 2-0, but then also being involved in the 3-1 win vs. Qatar, makes it all look good for Mendy and his country as their final group match against Ecuador will decide the outcome. Mendy played the full match vs. Netherlands and was withdrawn in the 77 minute vs. Qatar.
The situation regarding James Maddison is difficult as his injury has seen no action for the midfielder so far. England looks to go through with a grand 6-2 win vs. Iran and a 0-0 draw vs. USA in their first two games. Harry Maguire and Harry Kane are both key players for Gareth Southgate as the two have completed solid performances so far. Especially nice to see Maguire doing so well as his World Cup presence looks rock solid so far. Maguire reached 50 caps for England vs. USA. A grand and very proud moment for the former fox.
Surprised to see Danny Ward being left out of the Wales team and just being a sub in the two fist games vs. USA and Iran. One point so far and hopefully Ward will be given a chance to start vs. England, but sadly after the 2-0 defeat vs. Iran, coming on for a red carded Hennessey, Ward had to see two goals scored on him by Iran in the latter minutes of the game, taking advantage of being 11 against 10. A further life in the tournament looks difficult as their only hope is a win in the last game vs. England.
Daniel Amartey änd Ghana shook Portugal, being competitive and putting on a battling performance. Portugal are among the favorites and a grand test for the Leicester defender who was up against Cristiano Ronaldo. Still two games left vs. South Korea and Uruguay. Daniel Amartey played the full match as he also looks as a certainty in this team, adding new caps to his tally of 47 to this point.
Andrej Kramaric came from the bench and scored the winner for Croatia in their 1-0 test match win vs. Saudi Arabia, taken on a a great positive going to the World Cup. This was enough to give a him starting position in their opening game vs. Morocco, but to see a 0-0 score in the end and Kramaric being withdrawn after 77 minutes, might not have been the dream result as the 2018 WC finalist. Difficult tests vs. Canada and Belgium comes next.
- World Cup 2022
- Leicester City – Present
- Nampalys Mendy (Senegal) 2
- Daniel Amartey (Ghana) 1
- James Maddison (England) 0
- Danny Ward (Wales) 1
- Wout Faes (Belgium) 0
- Timothy Castagne (Belgium) 1
- Youri Tielemans (Belgium) 1
- Leicester City – Previous
- Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) 1
- Harry Maguire (England) 2
- Harry Kane (England) 2
- Andrej Kramaric (Croatia) 1
- Leicester City – Present
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