England played their final fixture before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, drawing 3-3 with Germany following a frenzied second half at Wembley.
The six-goal thriller followed a 1-0 loss to Italy at the San Siro on Friday as Gareth Southgate’s side made it six games without a win, but how did the two games impact the players who might – and might not – make the cut for his 26-man squad for Qatar?
Maguire selection backfires
Harry Maguire was shaky, if not glaringly poor, in England’s 1-0 loss to Italy on Friday but his horror show against Germany three days later underlined why so many are baffled by Southgate’s loyalty to him. Is his position in this team untenable?
The centre-back, deployed on the left of England’s back three against Germany, as he was against Italy, was largely untroubled for the first 50 minutes at Wembley but it all unravelled spectacularly after that.
He was at fault for Germany’s opening goal twice over, first gifting the ball straight to Jamal Musiala, then fouling him to concede the penalty. Not long afterwards, he could be seen losing possession in Germany’s half in the build-up to their second.