Jamie Vardy to take part in warm-up but miss full England training

Jamie Vardy will do the warm-up with the England squad on Friday but will not take part in the full training session and is unlikely play against Sweden, according to Sky sources.

Vardy suffered a groin strain after coming on as a late substitute in the last-16 win over Colombia, and was unable to take England’s fifth penalty in the shootout as previously planned.

The striker’s participation in the warm-up suggests the Leicester striker is edging closer to full fitness and could feature
in the latter stages if England beat Sweden in Samara on Saturday.

England midfielder Dele Alli, who returned to the starting line-up against Colombia after missing the Group G games against Panama and Belgium with a thigh problem, will train alongside defender Ashley Young who has recovered from an ankle knock.

Following training, Gareth Soutgate’s squad will leave Repino and travel by coach to St Petersburg’s airport where they are set to fly out at lunchtime for the quarter-final clash with the Swedes at the Samara Arena.