Abraham gets cameo, Tomori Benched In England’s Historic Defeat In Prague

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Tammy Abraham came on as a late substitute in England 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifiers match played on Friday.

The Chelsea forward was given his first competitive appearance in the Three lions defeat at Sinobo Stadium in Prague, when he replaced West Ham Declan Rice in the 88th minute.

 

His appearance finally laid to rest speculations surrounding his international future, with Nigeria also wanted him to commit his future to the Super Eagles.

 

Harry Kane opened the scoring from the penalty spot after just five minutes, but Jakub Brabec equalised just four minutes later while Zdenek Ondrasek found a late winner for the Czechs, who moved level with England on 12 points at the top of Group A with the win. The Three Lions still have a game in hand.

 

Abraham said: ‘For me, it’s always nice to be wanted by two nations. Clearly it means you’re doing something well.

 

‘At the back of my head, I’ve always wanted to play for England. I was born and grown in England.

 

‘My dream was always to play for England. It doesn’t affect the fact Nigeria still wanted me, and it’s a big nation. I love both nations. My head was just screwed on with England.

 

Meanwhile, Abraham’s Chelsea teammate Fikayo Tomori was not considered for action , as he was benched for the entire duration of the game.

 

It was England’s first tournament qualifying defeat in 10 years.

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