Football News Update: Jude Bellingham Shines as England Defeat Serbia at Euro 2024

In a thrilling start to their Euro 2024 campaign, England’s Jude Bellingham scored the opening goal in their 1-0 victory over Serbia. The highly anticipated group stage match took place in Germany, where the prestigious European football tournament is being hosted.

Bellingham, the 21-year-old midfield sensation, rose to the occasion by heading home the opening goal in the 13th minute to give the Three Lions the early advantage. The Real Madrid player’s strike marked his fourth goal for the England national team and his second at a major tournament, following his tally in the 6-2 rout of Iran at the 2022 World Cup.

England manager Gareth Southgate’s attacking lineup, featuring Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, and Phil Foden, proved effective as they orchestrated the opening goal through a well-executed passing move. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s forward-thinking positioning also contributed to the goal, as he set up Saka’s deflected cross for Bellingham’s powerful header.

“The victory puts England in a strong position in Group B, as they aim to build on their run to the final at the previous European Championship. Italy, the reigning champions, defeated them on penalties in a tightly contested final at Wembley Stadium two years ago.”

Serbia, who are making their return to the European Championships after a long absence, will look to bounce back in their upcoming fixtures as they seek to secure a place in the knockout stages.

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