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England announce 23-man squad to face Spain in upcoming UEFA Nations League fixture at Wembley

Posted: 30 August 2018 Time: 15:30

England manager Gareth Southgate has announced his first squad since their impressive 2018 FIFA World Cup, with a couple of experienced campaigners being overlooked.

Southgate has kept the faith in the core of his team that exceeded expectations at the 2018 FIFA World Cup by reaching the last-four.

Veteran utility-man Ashley Young has been dropped in favour of an in-form Manchester United teammate Luke Shaw, while Phil Jones misses out through injury.

Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill recently took a step back from selection but it's since been indicated they will be available for future squads if required.

However, there's still no place for the likes of Joe Hart, Chris Smalling and Jack Wilshere.

England open their Uefa Nations League campaign against Spain at Wembley on 8 September, before facing Switzerland three days later in Leicester for a Kick It Out international friendly.

England squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Alex McCarthy (Southampton)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester City) Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

Article by: Staff Reporter
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