Newcastle United and England dealt fresh 'minor' injury blow following World Cup win

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Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson sat out England training on Monday following Sunday's 3-0 World Cup last-16 win over Senegal.

Goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka confirmed England’s place in the World Cup quarter-finals where they will play holders France on Saturday (7pm kick-off). None of the three Newcastle players in the England squad featured in the match with Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson all remaining on the bench.

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And on Monday, Wilson sat out the England training session at Al Wakrah due to a ‘minor strain’. Wilson has trained separately from the England squad previously in Qatar and his most recent absence is understood to be as a precaution as Gareth Southgate hopes to have all his players fit for Saturday’s crucial match.

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Wilson has featured twice for England already this tournament, coming off the bench and grabbing an assist for Jack Grealish in the 6-2 opening match win over Iran and also featuring as a substitute against Wales.