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Gareth Southgate names England squad: Ollie Watkins, Jarrod Bowen and Bukayo Saka included

Gareth Southgate names England squad: Ollie Watkins, Jarrod Bowen and Bukayo Saka included

Southgate has named his squad.

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his squad for the upcoming internationals against Australia and Italy.

England take on Australia in a friendly at Wembley on Friday October 13 before hosting Italy in a Euro 2024 qualifier at the home of football on Tuesday October 17.

The latter fixture will be a rematch of the Euro 2020 final, which saw Italy defeat England on penalties at Wembley.

England are in a strong position to qualifier for the next edition of the tournament in Germany, with Southgate's side currently six points clear of Italy at the top of Group C.

The Three Lions will be all-but guaranteed of a place at Euro 2024 if they beat the Azzurri.

Southgate has recalled West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen and Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins.

But there is no place for Bowen's club teammate James Ward-Prowse, with Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips included despite his lack of football this season.

Bukayo Saka has been named in the squad despite suffering a muscular injury in Arsenal's Champions League defeat to Lens.

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has also made the cut, as has former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson - who is now playing for Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq.

England squad to face Australia and Italy

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Levi Colwill, Lewis Dunk, Marc Guehi, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice

Forwards: Jarrod Bowen, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, James Maddison, Eddie Nketiah, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Ollie Watkins

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Topics: England, Football, Gareth Southgate, Euro 2024