England vs Switzerland: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

The Three Lions fell to a third consecutive defeat as they lost to Spain and Gareth Southgate will be eager to bounce back accordingly

England bring their September international break to a close with a friendly match against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday.

Gareth Southgate’s side head into the game against the Swiss having lost their UEFA Nations League opener 2-1 against Spain, a result which means they are now on a three-match losing streak.

As such, Tuesday’s game is an opportunity for the Three Lions to bounce back, while also giving Southgate the opportunity to experiment.

While England lost in their Nations League opener, Switzerland got off to a scintillating start, beating Iceland 6-0, so they will be brimming with confidence.

Game England vs Switzerland
Date Tuesday, September 11
Time 8pm BST / 3pm ET


In the United States (US) the game will not be available to watch on television, but it can be streamed live online using ESPN+. Live updates can also be followed on Goal here.

US TV channel Online stream
N/A ESPN+

The game can be watched live on television in the United Kingdom (UK) via Sky Sports Main Event and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go


Position England squad
Goalkeepers Pickford, McCarthy, Butland, Bettinelli
Defenders Walker, Stones, Rose, Trippier, Maguire, Chilwell, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Tarkowski
Midfielders Henderson, Dier, Lingard, Delph, Loftus-Cheek, Gray
Forwards Welbeck, Kane, Rashford

Dele Alli has withdrawn from the squad after sustaining a minor muscle strain, while Luke Shaw is ruled out after suffering a head injury against Spain. The Three Lions are also without the services of injured duo Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana. 

Southgate has decided to rest Harry Kane for the game, which means the Tottenham man has been replaced by Danny Welbeck in the starting XI. It is Welbeck’s first start for England since March 2016. 

England XI: Butland; Alexander-Arnold, Tarkowski, Maguire, Walker, Rose; Dier, Loftus-Cheek, Delph; Rashford, Welbeck.

Position Swtizerland squad
Goalkeepers Sommer, Mvogo, Kobel
Defenders Djourou, Rodriguez, Schar, Moubandje, Klose, Akanji, Widmer, Mbadu, Lichtsteiner
Midfielders Shaqiri, Xhaka, Zuber, Zakaria, Freuler, Fernandes, Sow
Forwards Mehmedi, Seferovic, Embolo, Gavranovic, Ajeti

Switzerland have a near-full squad to choose from for the game though Borussia Monchengladbach duo Michael Lang and Nico Elvedi are unavailable due to injury, as is Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki.

Switzerland XI: Sommer; Akanji, Djourou, Schar; Rodriguez, Freuler, Xhaka, Zakaria, Lichtsteiner; Shaqiri; Gavranovic.



At 8/11 England are favourites to win according to bet365. Switzerland are priced at 4/1 and a draw is available at 5/2.

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England may have reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, but their defeat to Spain at home over the weekend showed that Southgate’s men are still some way behind where they wish to be.

The Three Lions boss indicated ahead of the inaugural tournament opener that the ultimate goal was to transform his country into one of the best in the world, capable of challenging for honours.

“I knew this period would be an exceptional challenge and will tell us a lot about exactly where we stand, but I think that’s good for us,” Southgate told reporters following the loss to La Roja. 

“We have two of the world’s best teams in our group. We have to go through those experiences, otherwise we would go into a finals tournament in two years’ time and, if we were just playing qualifiers now against lower standard opposition, we might have a perception of where we are, which would be false. I think after the next few months we will be very clear.”

The game against Switzerland will give England a chance to work on where they went wrong against the Spanish and Southgate is sure to experiment somewhat with more Nations League games to come in October.

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