Rashford said he was unaware he had reached his latest milestone when he appeared as a second-half substitute in the 3-0 win over the African champions in the World Cup last 16. "I didn't actually know before the game that if I came on it would be my 50th, it goes so quick," Rashford told the Lions' Den. Rashford made his England debut against Australia in May 2016, when he became the youngest England player to score in his first international match.
Gareth Southgate's men are preparing for a crunch quarter-final against reigning champions France on Saturday at Al Bayt Stadium, where the winner will return for the semi-finals. Portugal or Morocco would await at the stage England reached in Russia four years ago, having surpassed expectations during a remarkable run that ended in an extra-time defeat to Croatia.
Conversations about diversity are circling the World Cup. Furvah Shah speaks to the women heading up football teams and running clubs that are providing safe spaces for Muslim women to play sport