World Cup 2022: Gareth Southgate's England dilemmas before Qatar

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BBC Sport's Phil McNulty addresses the major issues facing England manager Gareth Southgate as he finalises his plans for Qatar.

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Published on September 25, 2022 -  00:50
Southgate on England’s poor form ahead of Germany match
England manager Gareth Southgate has addressed the squad’s poor run of form in recent matches, as the Three Lions prepare to face Germany on Monday - their final match before the World Cup starts in November. He said: “It’s a situation that we aren’t enjoying … it’s a life experience that I knew at some point would probably come with this job.” Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at

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English football manager and former player (born 1970)
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