Major Surprises as Latest England Squad is Announced

England Head Coach, Gareth Southgate, has announced his latest selection for the Three Lions, and there are some rather surprising inclusions and exclusions.

Latest England squad

Ollie Watkins and Sam Johnstone have been named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the first time, with Jude Bellingham included for a potential competitive debut.

Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw and John Stones have all earned recalls for the March internationals.

Major Surprises As Latest England Squad Is Announced 1
Stones, Lingard, Shaw

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has been left out of the squad, with Southgate citing “incredible competition” at right-back.

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins has earned his first call-up, narrowly edging Leeds United star striker Patrick Bamford.

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England squad in full

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jesse Lingard (West Ham), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Strikers: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

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