England manager Gareth Southgate has named a 25-man squad for September’s UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United and Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings are given their first-ever call-ups to the senior squad, while uncapped midfielders James Maddison and Mason Mount return to the group for the first time since last October.
There’s also a recall for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following his recovery from the long-term injury that has kept him out of the set-up for the last 18 months.
Other notable inclusions are those of Kieran Trippier – who is recalled following his move to Spanish side Atletico Madrid – and Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, who was part of the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been capped previously at U20 and U21 level
September’s matches offer the Three Lions an opportunity to continue their perfect start to EURO 2020 qualifying, following on from March’s victories over Czech Republic and Montenegro.
Southgate’s squad will meet at St. George’s Park early next week before facing Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Saturday 7 September (5pm kick-off).
Next up is a trip to Southampton for England’s first-ever senior game against Kosovo on Tuesday 10 September (7.45pm kick-off) as the national team takes another chance to travel around the country following 2018’s games in Leeds and Leicester.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Tom Heaton (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Keane (Everton), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), James Maddison (Leicester City), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Aaron Wan-Bissaka(Manchester United), Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)