England boss Gareth Southgate has pulled off a huge double-bluff against Switzerland

England Euro 2024 squad Gareth Southgate, Head Coach of England, gestures during the UEFA EURO 2024 round of 16 match between England and Slovakia at Arena AufSchalke on June 30, 2024 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images)
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Oh, Gareth Southgate. You sneaky so-and-so.

The England manager is not exactly the master of mind games, more often displaying candid honesty than trying to fool his detractors. So imagine our shock at the start of the Switzerland game.

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.