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England squad announced | Grealish, Sancho given the nod

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England manager Gareth Southgate has named a 29-man squad for upcoming games against Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.

The Three Lions will begin preparations next week for a friendly game against the Republic of Ireland on Thursday 12 November before shifting their attention to the UEFA Nations League when they travel to Brussels for their return fixture with Belgium after coming out as 2-1 winners at Wembley last month.

The games will be rounded off when Iceland visit Wembley on Wednesday 18 November.

England will be hoping to finish with a flourish as the group remains wide open going into the final set of fixtures. They currently sit third in League A Group 2 with 7 points from 4 games.

Phil Foden returns to the squad after missing out last month but Mason Greenwood misses out after both players were sent home in September after breaching coronavirus rules while on England duty.

“They don’t come as a pair,” replied Southgate when asked about Foden and Greenwood. “They are individual players with their own strengths and individual talents.

“We are looking at the balance of the squad positionally. Phil has had quite a lot of football with his club most recently and Mason has had less game time with United.

“I have had a good chat with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about his development and I feel it is better for him to stay with the club at the moment and to develop over the next few months.

“But they are both available, there was no carryover from what happened in September, that is done. Both are available for selection and are going to be very good players, there is no doubt about that.”

Full England squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Reece James, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Tyrone Mings, Bukayo Saka, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Harry Winks

Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling

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