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Which England players are on yellow cards at Euro 2020 and how do suspensions work?


Kalvin Phillips was booked as England beat Germany (Picture: Getty Images)

Four England players go into their Euro 2020 quarter-final against Ukraine having picked up a yellow card in a previous match, meaning that another booking would see them banned for the semi-final, should England win.

Phil Foden, Harry Maguire, Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips have all been shown yellow cards, with Foden booked in the first match against Croatia and the other three all carded against Germany in the last 16.

Another yellow for any of the four men against Ukraine would mean a ban for the next game, but things change should England get to the semi-finals.

Any player that is on one yellow card for the tournament going into the semis will not be banned for the final if they are booked again in the semi.

Therefore England manager Gareth Southgate will have to weigh up whether he wants to risk the four booked players against Ukraine or gamble on resting them and hopefully bringing them back for a semi against either Denmark or Czech Republic.

Rice and Phillips have started all four games so far, so on the one hand have been integral to Southgate’s team, but on the other could do with a rest with England hoping to play three more games in the tournament.

Maguire returned from seven weeks out with an ankle injury for the final group game against Czech Republic and played fantastically against the Czechs and the Germans.

He is certainly in the starting XI all things being equal, but Southgate could be tempted to recall Tyrone Mings who played the first two group matches and impressed.

Foden started the first two matches of the tournament but has not been seen since, with Bukayo Saka replacing him in the starting line-up.


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