England’s Three Lions head coach, Gareth Southgate, has unveiled the 26-man roster set to take on the exciting double-header against Australia and Italy at Wembley Stadium.
Return of Key Players:
Among the notable inclusions in the squad are attackers Jarrod Bowen and Ollie Watkins, both making their return to the Three Lions squad after an absence since 2022. Additionally, the return of defender John Stones, who missed the previous matches due to injury, adds depth to the squad.
The Complete England Squad List to face Australia and Italy
Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
Defenders: Levi Colwill (Chelsea), Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Al-Ettifaq), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (Arsenal)
Forwards: Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)
As of now, England sits at the top of their UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying group, holding a comfortable six-point lead over Italy, who will play their game-in-hand against Malta.
The upcoming fixtures include an international match against Australia on Friday, October 13th, at Wembley Stadium, followed by a crucial EURO 2024 qualifier against Italy on Tuesday, October 17th, also at Wembley Stadium. These matches build on recent meetings in Nations League competitions, and The Three Lions of England will be aiming to maintain their lead in the group and secure a spot in EURO 2024.