The 30-year-old Manchester United centre back was brought on at halftime in Glasgow with England leading 2-0 before inadvertently handing the hosts a lifeline by clumsily prodding a low cross into his own net in the 67th minute.
"We know there are thousands of Ukrainians here," he told reporters at a press conference on Friday in Wroclaw. "We are expecting a passionate crowd but we are here to win a football game, so for us it is about keeping our emotions in check and focusing on our job."
Alexander-Arnold thrived in a hybrid midfield role for Liverpool in the final months of the 2022-23 season and was at his creative best against Malta in his first international start for a year, scoring a long-range goal and playing a part in two others.
His decision is seen as a triumph for the Americans, as Balogun scored 21 Ligue 1 goals this season, after Southgate said it would take time for him to start for the Three Lions.
Tied 1-1 at fulltime, Sarina Wiegman's Lionesses beat Brazil 4-2 in the shootout to improve their unbeaten streak to 30 games.
England's first win against Italy on Italian soil since 1961 and a first competitive victory over them anywhere since 1977 was rightly celebrated at the final whistle.
On Thursday against Italy, Kane netted his 54th goal for his country in 81 appearances to surpass Rooney in the record books.
Southgate's side's first game since bowing out to France in Qatar is a clash with the European champions in Naples as the two heavyweights begin their Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Southgate led England to the World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar where they lost to France and the manager wanted to be sure after the tournament that staying on was the right thing to do.
In England's 2-1 defeat to France last month, captain Kane scored their first goal from the spot but blazed his effort over the bar when presented with a second chance to pull them level six minutes before the final whistle.
Phillips was used for only 40 minutes as a substitute at the finals, having not started for City since his move from Leeds United in the close season due to a shoulder injury.
England were still unsure of their full potential when they reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia four years ago but have now built belief over the years that they can finally win the tournament, skipper Harry Kane said on Friday.
The battle between England right back Walker and France's top scorer Mbappe could be key to the outcome of the first encounter between the teams in the knockout phase of a major tournament.
England are looking to win their second World Cup title at the Nov. 20-Dec. 18 tournament in Qatar.
England's lacklustre 0-0 draw against the United States on Friday, a few hours after Iran's dramatic stoppage time victory against Wales, has left World Cup Group B heading to its conclusion with all scenarios still possible.
While the United States shuts down on Thursday, goalkeeper Turner and his U.S. team mates will be busy preparing for their showdown with England at the World Cup in Qatar.
The exhibition will be titled "Golden Mummies of Egypt".
The 22-year-old defender sustained the injury playing for Premier League side Chelsea in their Champions League clash with AC Milan this month and looked certain to miss the World Cup
Harry Maguire urged supporters to stick with the team after a 1-0 Nations League defeat to Italy.
England were surfing a wave of optimism, but the wheels have come off spectacularly and they now look anything but potential winners in Qatar.