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Gareth Southgate Names England Squad For Upcoming Games

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Gareth Southgate Names England Squad For Upcoming Games

Gareth Southgate has named an extended 30-man England squad as the Three Lions prepare for a huge fixture pile-up.

England play three home games in a week as they take on Wales in a friendly, before attentions turn to UEFA Nations League matches against Belgium and Denmark.

With the action coming quick and fast amid the worries of fatigue and injury, Southgate has selected a much bigger squad than normal.

And it includes in-form Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The 23-year-old has scored eight goals in five appearances this season, including two hat-tricks, and now gets his chance on the international stage.

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The Under 20 World Cup winner is joined by fellow newcomers Harvey Barnes and Bukayo Saka after both made impressive starts to the season.

Having successfully appealed for a re-trial in relation the ordeal in Mykonos, Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is back into the fold having been dropped last time out following the guilty charge.

Jordan Henderson, Marcus Rashford, Ben Chilwell and Harry Winks have all returned after missing games against Iceland and Denmark due to injury, but Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have not been recalled as a punishment for breaking COVID-19 guidelines in Iceland when they brought girls into their hotel room during their first call ups.

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Jack Grealish, Conor Coady and Ainsley Maitland-Niles remain in the ranks after the trio made their debuts in the last international break.

Kyle Walker is also in again despite his red card in Reykjavik last month, with Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sidelined with injury.

The Wales fixture takes place on 8 October, before a visit of Belgium follows three days later. Denmark, who England drew 0-0 with in their last game, come to Wembley Stadium on 14 October.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: International Football, England, Gareth Southgate

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