HEARTBROKEN Phil Foden missed out on an England squad place for tonight's Euro 2020 final with Italy due to a foot injury.
Three Lions' boss Gareth Southgate confirmed in the hour before kick-off that the Manchester City wideman has failed to recover from a knock suffered in training on Friday.
Southgate admitted it was a huge blow for both him and the player, describing the news as "very difficult".
He added: "It's not something that's going to keep him out for a long time.
"But unfortunately he's wasn't able to run properly yesterday.
"So it's heartbreaking for him and a disappointment for us."
Southgate also left out Foden's fellow winger Bukayo Saka as he switched from 4-3-3 to 3-5-2.
That meant Kieran Trippier coming in at right-wing back, with Kyle Walker moving inside next to Harry Maguire and John Stones in defence.
Foden, 21, is expected to be fit to start pre-season training with City.
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Southgate had revealed on Saturday: “Phil has got a very slight foot injury which he felt after training.
“He didn’t train today – and I’d have to say he’s doubtful for tomorrow.
“We’ll check him again later. It’s not something that will keep him out for a long time, but it might be that the game comes too soon.”
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