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England Announce Squad To Face Spain

Gareth Southgate has announced his 23-man England squad for their high-profile clashes against Spain and 2018 FIFA World Cup runners-up Croatia, and called up an 18-year-old Bundesliga starlet as well a Championship player.

Read: The Starlet With As Many Assists As CR7 & More Than Messi This Season

The England boss has selected Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho after his fine start to the new season, during which he picked up more assists than Lionel Messi.

In addition, 19-year-old Championship star Mason Mount, who runs out for Frank Lampard's Derby County, and Leicester City's James Maddison also received maiden call-ups.

Meanwhile, there was no place for Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek, while Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard miss out through injury.

England face two tricky away fixtures against Croatia and Spain in next week's UEFA Nations League clashes.

Here is England's latest squad in full, according to the Three Lions' official Twitter account:

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

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

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, (Liverpool), Eric Dier, Harry Winks (both Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford), Mason Mount (Derby County)

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

Read: Spain Announce Squad To Face England, Barca & Real Stars Miss Out

Do you think England's young guns can shine against Croatia and Spain? Have your say in the comments section below.


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