England squad announced as Phil Foden returns but Mason Greenwood overlooked



Posted Friday, November 06, 2020 by Express.co.uk

England's squad for the upcoming round of international fixtures has been announced.

England boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed his squad for the upcoming games against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland. Phil Foden is back in the squad but there is no room for Mason Greenwood.

England squad announced as Phil Foden returns but Mason Greenwood overlooked
England squad announced as Phil Foden returns but Mason Greenwood overlooked (Image: GETTY)

Foden is back in the squad for the first time since he and Greenwood were involved in an off-pitch matter in Iceland.

The pair were exiled from the England ranks and left out of the squad for the most recent round of games last month.

But after serving their punishment, they were both available for selection this time round.

Speaking as he made the squad announcement, Southgate revealed why he had included Manchester City's Foden but not Manchester United ace Greenwood.

He said: "They're both available, no carryover.

"The timeline on this occasion is different for them but they're now judged on the football, their development."

Leicester's Harvey Barnes, who made his debut for the national side against Wales, also misses out.

Harry Maguire and Reece James are both included despite facing one and two-match bans for red cards against Denmark in England's most recent match.

England squad announced as Phil Foden returns but Mason Greenwood overlooked
England squad announced as Phil Foden returns but Mason Greenwood overlooked (Image: GETTY)

Southgate revealed he feels he’s in a difficult situation regarding his goalkeeper selection.

Jordan Pickford, who was dropped by Carlo Ancelotti for Everton recently, keeps his place in the side despite criticism over his form.

Southgate conceded that his decision was partly made due to the lack of competition in that position.

He said: “That’s not been a difficult decision for me. We have some competition for places, but I have to say there’s nobody I can think is challenging seriously at the moment to push [Pickford] out of that position.”

ENGLAND SQUAD IN FULL

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Reece James, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Tyrone Mings, Bukayo Saka, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Harry Winks

Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling

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