Southgate Announces Squad For Nations League Games

Gareth Southgate has announced his England squad for the Nations League games with Croatia and Spain and has signed a new contract as England boss.

The Three Lions face two away during the international break, travelling to  Rijeka to take on Croatia behind closed doors on 12th October, before travelling to Seville for a clash against Spain on the 15th.

The youthful squad was announced during Thursday afternoon’s press conference with six uncapped players including Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and James Madison.

Due to an injury crisis he will be without Jesse Lingard, Adam Lallana, Fabian Delph and Dele Alli.

England 25-man squad in full

Goalkeepers

Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Alex McCarthy (Southampton), Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders

Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (on loan at Derby County from Chelsea), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)

Strikers

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), James Maddison (Leicester City), Marcus Rashford, (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

In the meantime Southgate has signed a new contract which will see him remain as England boss until the 2022 World Cup. His assistant manager Steve Holland has also agreed a new deal through to 2022.

The 48-year-old’s previous deal was due to run out after Euro 2020 and with that year’s World Cup in Qatar starting on 21 November, so securing a longer contract was something the Football Association had prioritised.

Southgate who led England to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years this summer in Russia, has agreed new terms which includes a salary increase by £3million a year.