Sancho still in England contention

Jadon Sancho did not sustain another injury in Borussia Dortmund’s clash with Bayern Munich and remains in contention for England’s upcoming European Qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo.

Dortmund winger Sancho was replaced by Portugal international Raphael Guerreiro in the 36th minute of Saturday’s ‘Der Classiker’ away to Bayern.

The midfielder was taken off because Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre believed he was playing poorly against the Bundesliga champions, and after the game stated that the decision was made not because of any injury concerns.

Sancho had been an injury doubt for the Bundesliga clash after he came off in the closing stages of Dortmund’s 3-2 Champions League win over Inter Milan in midweek with a hamstring injury.

Favre opted to play the 19-year-old against Bayern but that decision appeared to have backfired after he was substituted in Munich.

England manager Gareth Southgate – who named Sancho in his 27-man squad for the home game with Montenegro on November 14 and the trip to Kosovo three days later – will wait for any further updates on his fitness.

England require just one point from their two upcoming games to qualify for Euro 2020.

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