Gareth Southgate names England squad for Euro qualifiers with no Raheem Sterling

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    Gareth Southgate has announced his England squad for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.

    Raheem Sterling has been dropped from the Three Lions squad for matches against Malta and North Macedonia. The Chelsea attacker has endured a frustrating first term at Stamford Bridge following a £47.5m switch and missed England's spring qualifiers due to injury but has not done enough to force his way back into Southgate's thinking.

    Lewis Dunk and Eberechi Eze are the surprise inclusions for England. Centre-back Dunk has enjoyed a fine season for Brighton, playing every single minute as the south coast side sealed a first-ever European campaign with a minimum top-seven finish.

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    Meanwhile, creative midfielder Eze has registered an impressive 10 goals and four assists for Crystal Palace in the Premier League this season, banking six goals in his last 10 appearances.

    With Pep Guardiola's men vying for a first English treble since 1999, Southgate has still included quartet Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and John Stones.

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    The Champions League final is not scheduled until June 10 in Istanbul and does leave a seriously short turnaround ahead of England's third Group C fixture, in Malta on June 16th.

    Chelsea trio Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount and Reece James are absent through injury while Ivan Toney has not been called up to the squad as he begins an eight-month football ban for historic betting offences.

    The Three Lions got off to the perfect start with a 2-1 victory over reigning champions Italy in their opening qualification match. Goals from Declan Rice and Harry Kane, breaking Wayne Rooney's record to become England's all-time leading goalscorer, proving the difference at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

    Southgate's men backed up the win with a further three points back on home soil, comfortably dispatching Ukraine 2-0 to put a three-point buffer between themselves and Group C favourites Italy.

    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


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