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Alexander-Arnold axed, Lingaard & Shaw returned to England squad

Thu 18 March 2021 | 15:02

Gareth Southgate has choosen a controversial and risky squad for his team in the World Cup qualifiers.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has been left out of Gareth Southgate's squad for the


national team, and Jesse Lingard, John Stones and Luke Shaw have been added to the squad for the World Cup qualifiers.

Jue Bellingham could play his first national game if the Quaid-19 quarantine rules allow, and Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins is on the England squad for the first time.

But the big controversy is the absence of Alexander-Arnold, about whom Gareth Southgate believes he has not performed well in recent weeks and does not deserve to be part of the England national team.

The Three Lions manager said:

"I don't think he's played at the level he's been at the last few years. Reece [James] and Kieran [Trippier] are in exceptional form."

England will face San Marino, Albania and Poland on their way to the World Cup.



 Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Nick Pope (Burnley)


 Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)


Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jesse Lingard (West Ham), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)


 Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)


source: SportMob