Trent Alexander-Arnold swung his left foot in space and felt a sharp pain in his thigh. He knew right away. After treatment, Liverpool right-back hoped he could fix the problem and there was an awkward moment when he was shown a yellow card for returning to the pitch without permission.
But Alexander-Arnold's game would soon be over, and it was easy to fear that he would join the Euro, as he was helped from around the pitch when the game was almost over 658 finals were over.
After all the spotlight was on Gareth Southgate picking four right-backs – Alexander-Arnold in particular, inside, out and back in – the manager may now be at a fault.