England name squad for Brazil, Germany friendlies

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England boss Gareth Southgate has handed first call ups to three young players for England’s international friendlies against Brazil and Germany at Wembley.

Chelsea’s duo Ruben Loftus-Cheek (on loan at Crystal Palace) and Tammy Abraham (on loan at Swansea City) were called up for the first time, while Liverpool’s Joe Gomez received his first call up to the national team with Tottenham’s Harry Winks once again included after his impressive displays in center midfield for Spurs.

Manchester United’s Ashley Young was also handed a shock call up after impressing at wing back for the Red Devils early this season.

Some notable absentees are Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere as he’s finding minutes hard to come by, while Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge was left out and so to was Man United’s Chris Smalling.

Below is the squad in full as England host reigning World Cup champs Germany on Nov. 10 and then World No.2 Brazil on Nov. 14.

All eyes will be on the Three Lions to see how they handle the two best national teams on the planet as Southgate’s men strolled through World Cup qualifying but now the real tests begin.


Full squad

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland

Defenders: Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Joe Gomez, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose

Midfielders: Eric Dier, Harry Winks, Dele Alli, Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Raheem Sterling, Ashley Young

Strikers: Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham