Let this be a lesson to all you medicine ball enthusiasts out there…
This week, England have been preparing for their Group F World Cup qualifying fixture against Slovenia which takes place at Wembley tonight. A win for Gareth Southgate’s side will guarantee them qualification for next year’s tournament in Russia.
These sides drew 0-0 in the first fixture which took place in Slovenia and according to Sky Sports, Southgate is going to go with an exciting attacking quartet of Harry Kane (who captains the side), Raheem Sterling, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford.
The report also suggests that Southgate will go with a back four of Kyle Walker, John Stones, Gary Cahill and Ryan Bertrand. This means that Everton’s Michael Keane will likely find himself on the bench but we wonder is that anything to do with the events which took place at England training yesterday.
According to the Daily Mail, the 24-year-old launched a medicine ball in the direction of a group of photographers who were taking pictures at the side of the pitch. Unfortunately, the medicine ball collided with AFP’s Olly Greenwood’s camera, smashing his lens worth £10,000. One of the other photographers captured the moment, funnily enough.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) October 4, 2017
According to the report, Keane was extremely apologetic after the incident and quite embarrassed as you would expect. The FA, however, will foot the bill for the lens which we suppose is all you could ask for in a situation like this.