England stars wrap up warm during chilly training session as squad prepare for Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark

SUMMER was the only star missing from England training on Tuesday as Gareth Southgate took charge of a fully-fit squad in chilly conditions.

The Three Lions underwent their final workout at St George's Park before taking the trip to their London base.


All 26 players in Southgate's squad took part in the morning session, including Bukayo Saka who had missed the win over Ukraine with a knock.

But the majority donned jumpers, scarves and gloves for a runaround that truly betrayed its July date.

Temperatures hung around the 13°C mark on Tuesday with total cloud cover and occasional rain.

Fortunately, the 8pm kick-off at Wembley is forecast to take place in dry conditions and sunny spells that could tip 20°C.

While England took the trip to London in the afternoon, Denmark did likewise and were seen off by a crowd of thousands of adoring fans.

Three Lions boss Southgate faces a tough selection decision following his side's confident displays thus far.


Denmark's five-man defence may lead to England matching up man for man, as they did against Germany in the last-16.

Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and the fit-again Saka are all vying for a spot in the XI.

Speaking ahead of the game, Southgate described how valuable his team's experience of a World Cup semi-final will be for this last-four Euros clash.

He told BBC Sport: "We are better prepared for this semi-final in that we've lived it before.


"And although that doesn't determine winning or losing a game of football, there are a lot of factors that we are aware of and we have dealt with before that help you to prepare in a better way.

"So for example after the game in Rome the celebrations were at a certain level, while probably in Russia to get through the first knockout game, and the quarter-final, took a lot of emotional energy.

"In Rome, everyone was quite calm about what was going on and we knew we hadn't achieved what we wanted to yet, so those things are what prepare you for a big match like this."

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