Trent Alexander-Arnold misses out as Gareth Southgate names England squad

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Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has been left out of Gareth Southgate's England squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary.

Fikayo Tomori, Ollie Watkins and Aaron Ramsdale have all been recalled for the crunch fixtures, with both Alexander-Arnold and Harry Maguire not risked due to injury.

England go into the game top of Group I following their wins over Hungary and Andorra and draw with Poland earlier in the month, with the first placed side qualifying automatically.

Mason Greenwood has again be left out by Southgate, with focus placed on his Manchester United progression following an injury last season.

Gareth Southgate's England squad in full

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders: Conor Coady (Wolves), Reece James (Chelsea), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Tripper (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Fikayo Tomori (Milan)

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham), Phil Foden (Man City)

Forwards: Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins

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The Three Lions resume their campaign with a trip to Andorra on the evening of October 9, and return to Wembley to take on Hungary on October 12.

Southgate, who watched his side lose on penalties in the final of Euro 2020, was proud of how they bounced back during the most recent break.

He said: “The players have done a fantastic job across the three matches with the way that they've responded to the disappointment of the final.

"The way they have picked the baton up from that – a lot of the other teams in those latter stages haven't done that.

“They've taken on two very difficult away games with no away supporters in, packed attendances and really controlled those games well.

“I couldn't give them enough praise and credit for what they've done.”

  • England Football Team
  • Gareth Southgate
  • World Cup

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