Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has been recalled to England’s senior squad for this month’s triple header of internationals against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland, but Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has been left out for a second time. has gone
The Manchester pair missed the October international break last month, before being sent home early in September after breaching COVID-19 protocol at a hotel in Iceland. Foden has since impressed at club level, while Greenwood has suffered minor fitness problems.
Man City star Phil Foden has been recalled to the England squad / James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images
Leeds midfielder Calvin Phillips and Southampton forward Danny Ings are both out through injury, but in-form Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lyon and impressive Chelsea right-back Reece James retain their places.
Goalkeepers: Dan Henderson (Man Utd), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)
Protector: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Cody (Wolves), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Reece James (Chelsea), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Tyrone Mingus (Aston Villa), Bokayo Saka (Arsenal), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Man City).
Midfielders: Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward Prowse (Southampton), Harry Winks (Tottenham)
Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lyon (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Man City).
Premier League top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lyon keeps his place / Michael Regan/Getty Images
England host Ireland in a friendly at Wembley on Thursday 12 November, before a crucial UEFA Nations League clash with Belgium in Brussels three days later. The Southgate side will then face Iceland back at home in the final League A Group 2 fixture of the 2020/21 competition.
England can’t be relegated to League B already, but positive results in these last two games could see the Three Lions top the standings and reach a second Nations League final.
England opened the campaign with a 1-0 win in Iceland and enjoyed a stunning comeback against world number one Belgium at home last month. However, picking up just one point from a possible six against Denmark somewhat overturned that good work.
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