England Euro 2024 qualifying squad: Eberechi Eze and Lewis Dunk called up, but Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount left out


Gareth Southgate has called up Eberechi Eze and Lewis Dunk for England’s upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers, but has left Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount out of the squad.

There was also no place for Arsenal defender Ben White, but Trent Alexander-Arnold, Tyrone Mings and Harry Maguire have been included.

England first travel to face Malta on June 16, before heading home to Old Trafford where they will take on North Macedonia on June 19.

Women’s World Cup

‘Absolutely gutted’ Kirby to miss World Cup in another injury blow for England

02/05/2023 AT 16:25

England sit top of qualifying Group C with two wins from two, having beaten Italy 2-1 away in March then won 2-0 against Ukraine at Wembley.

Following the June ties, the next Euro qualifying outing for Southgate’s men is on September 9, when they face Ukraine.

On Eze, Southgate said: “We’ve liked him for a long time. He was very unfortunate just before the Euros, we were going to call him in and he got an injury on the day.

“He has finished the season really strongly. He can play in a couple of positions across the attacking line. Everyone I speak to talks brilliantly about him as a person.”

Chelsea’s Sterling has been left out following a chat with Southgate.

“He’s not happy physically with his condition. He’s been carrying a hamstring problem,” said Southgate.

“He doesn’t think he’s operating at the level he needs.”

Brentford’s Ivan Toney is another absentee from the squad after he was banned for eight months for 232 betting breaches.

“I have spoken with him,” said Southgate. “I don’t know if that’s allowed by the way, but if it isn’t they can ban me and not add to his.

“The ban is the ban. He’s recognised and accepted the punishment. What bothers me is we’ve got to look after people.

“He’s injured at the moment, what does he do about getting fit? How do we give him some structure over the next few months so he can develop himself or be a better person at the end of it?

“I don’t like the idea we leave somebody, they’re not allowed to be part of the football community. I don’t think that’s how we should work, how the best rehabilitation programmes work.

“We’re here to support him.”

England squad in full

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale.

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Lewis Dunk, Marc Guehi, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Eberechi Eze, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice.

Forwards: Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Callum Wilson.

England’s June fixtures

  • Malta v England – Friday June 16, 19:45 UK time – Ta’qali National Stadium
  • England v North Macedonia – Monday June 19, 19:45 UK time – Old Trafford

International friendlies

England’s 30-match unbeaten run under Wiegman ended by Australia

11/04/2023 AT 21:26

Euro Qualifying

‘I am still young’ – Kane not ruling out scoring 100 England goals

28/03/2023 AT 15:57

Read the full article here


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:




More like this

Shettima: We either get rid of subsidy or it will get rid of Nigeria – Daily Trust

Vice President Kashim Shettima says Nigeria needs to get...

Marines and group of teens brawl on California pier over Memorial Day weekend, officials say

Deputies in Southern California said they are investigating a...

Motorcycle, delivery van collide in Cambridge sending Kitchener man to hospital

A Kitchener man was rushed to hospital for treatment...

Shadow bank funding creates risks for big eurozone lenders, warns ECB

The largest eurozone lenders are exposed to “spillovers” of...