England’s greatest ever XI including Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Bobby Moore

England will bring up the significant landmark of their 1000th international match on Thursday evening when they welcome Montenegro to Wembley.

Gareth Southgate’s side needs just one point from their two remaining qualifiers to guarantee their place at Euro 2020 and will be huge favourites to pick up a sixth win from seven games in Group A. To enjoy most exciting matches, grab your England Euro Cup Tickets.

The contest will also provide an opportunity to celebrate the rich 147-year history of the England men’s team, from their first-ever match against Scotland in 1872, through their 1966 World Cup win and right up to the modern-day.

The Three Lions have won 568 and lost 189 of their previous 999 outings, scoring 2,188 goals in the process.

Over the years 19 different managers have called upon 1,244 different players, and here Sports Mole takes on the near-impossible task of slimming that down to their best-ever XI.

Goalkeeper: Gordon Banks

England’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper and one of the greatest to ever don a pair of gloves, Gordon Banks is perhaps best remembered not for his role in the Three Lions’ crowning glory, but rather pulling off a save many deem to be the best of all-time four years later.

Banks produced a scarcely-believable stop to deny Brazil’s Pele at the 1970 World Cup, flicking the powerful downward header up and over the crossbar when it looked like a certain goal.

It was one of many highlights in an international career that spanned 73 caps over nine years from 1963 to 1972, with England’s all-time record appearance holder Peter Shilton having to play second fiddle to his former Leicester City and England teammate. Fans from all over the world can buy Euro Cup Final Tickets online.

Right-back: Phil Neal

A position blessed with a glut of consistent performers rather than standout superstars, former Liverpool stalwart Phil Neal is our right-back despite featuring in an England team which regularly underperformed.

Neal only appeared at two major tournaments for his country – the 1980 European Championship and 1982 World Cup – and had a relatively short international career of seven years. However, during that time he won 50 caps and scored five goals in addition to racking up trophy after trophy with Liverpool.

Neal ended his club career with 23 pieces of silverware, including eight top-flight titles and four European Cups.

Center-backs: Bobby Moore, Billy Wright

No all-time England XI would be complete without the golden boy of English football Bobby Moore, who remains the nation’s only World Cup-winning captain having led the Three Lions to glory in 1966. Described by Pele as the best defender he ever faced, Moore’s impeccable timing and reading of the game ensured that he made facing some of the greatest ever attackers look easy.

The West Ham United legend was made England captain at just 22 – the youngest to be handed the armband – and went on to lead his country in 90 of his 108 appearances, the latter of which was a national record at the time of his retirement. For live action, you can buy Euro Cup Semi Finals Tickets online.

The only man who can match Moore’s tally of 90 games as England captain is Billy Wright, who was also the most-capped player for the national team at the time of his retirement. Indeed, the Wolverhampton Wanderers stalwart was the first player in international football history to earn a century of caps, going on to reach 105 before retiring in 1959.

Left-back: Ashley Cole

Arguably the only England player who consistently replicated his club form for England during the ‘Golden Generation’, Ashley Cole was widely regarded as one of the world’s best full-backs throughout his 13-year international career.

Cole went on to win 107 caps for his country, leaving him as England’s highest-capped full-back and sixth on the all-time list. As well as appearing at five major tournaments for the Three Lions, Cole also won three Premier League titles, a record seven FA Cups and the Champions League during his club career.

Right-midfield: Stanley Matthews

The first real superstar of English football and the measuring stick for wingers for decades, Sir Stanley Matthews boasts a plethora of historic achievements in football – the first player to be knighted while still playing, the first winner of the Ballon d’Or and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards and England’s oldest ever player.

Nicknamed ‘The Wizard of the Dribble’, Matthews’s international career spanned 23 years, although the Second World War limited him to 54 caps. The winger made up for his lost time, though, last appearing for England at the age of 42 and going on to play in the top flight until he was 50. The community who love their favorite team they are booking Euro Cup Quarter Finals Tickets .

Center-midfield: Sir Bobby Charlton, Steven Gerrard

In a hugely competitive area of the team, one sure-fire pick was Sir Bobby Charlton. While Bobby Moore was the talisman behind England’s 1966 World Cup win, Charlton was the driving force and most memorably scored twice in the semi-final to down Eusebio’s Portugal. The final itself saw him play a more reserved but equally important role to limit the influence of a young Franz Beckenbauer.

Charlton ended his England career with 106 caps and 49 goals to his name – both records at the time of his retirement – and his performances in 1966 saw him win the Ballon d’Or as well as a host of other individual awards that year. At club level he made 758 appearances for Manchester United, scoring 249 goals.

Only five outfield players have played more for England than Bobby Charlton, and one of them partners him in central midfield. Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard hung up his boots after the 2014 World Cup having made 114 appearances for his country, including being part of six major tournaments.

While his international career was often criticized for an apparent struggle to play alongside Frank Lampard or a failure to emulate his Liverpool heroics for England, Gerrard was still one of his country’s most consistent and high-quality performers throughout the ultimately underwhelming Golden Generation.

Left-midfield: Sir Tom Finney

Perhaps the greatest compliment that can be paid to Sir Tom Finney is that there were many who could not choose between him and Sir Stanley Matthews when both were in their pomp. Finney perhaps did not get the same overall level of recognition as his fellow world-class contemporary, but those within the game were in no doubt as to his quality and Matthews himself compared him to the likes of Pele, Diego Maradona, George Best, and Alfredo Di Stefano.

England's greatest ever XI - Sir Tom Finney
England’s greatest ever XI – Sir Tom Finney

The winger’s loyalty to hometown club Preston North End was unflinching, spending his entire career with the unfashionable outfit despite numerous offers from elsewhere. At the international level, he made 76 appearances, scoring 30 goals – a record at the time – thanks largely to his ability to play on either wing or as a centre-forward.

Center-forwards: Wayne Rooney, Gary Lineker

There are many who feel Wayne Rooney did not fulfill his potential with England after bursting onto the scene as a breath of fresh air at Euro 2004, but his stats stand up against anyone. The former captain is the most-capped outfield player with 120 appearances, and surpassed Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record before ending on 53 – the only player to break the half-century mark for the Three Lions.

Voted England’s player of the year four times – twice as many as anyone else since the award was introduced in 2003 – Rooney also broke records at club level with Manchester United, where he scored an unparalleled 253 goals in addition to winning 16 trophies.

England's greatest ever XI - Wayne Rooney
England’s greatest ever XI – Wayne Rooney

Rooney could famously score all types of goal, but England have also been blessed with a number of football’s great poachers throughout the years, and Gary Lineker narrowly edges Jimmy Greaves to the second center-forward role in this team. Lineker agonizingly ended his international career on 48 goals – one short of the then-record held by Bobby Charlton – from just 80 caps.

An unrivaled 10 of those goals came at World Cups, including six at the 1986 tournament as he became the first English player to win the Golden Boot. Four more followed as England reached the semi-finals in 1990, falling just short of a first final since 1966 against West Germany in Italy.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers – Raheem Sterling out of England’s match against Montenegro after break up with Joe Gomez

Raheem Sterling has been dropped by England manager Gareth Southgate for Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro after the conflicts between Manchester City and Liverpool fell over into the England camp. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase England Euro Cup Tickets online to the witness live performance of Euro Cup 2020.

Liverpool beat Sterling’s City 3-1 on 10th Nov Sunday to move 9 points clear of the defending Premier League champions at the top of the table.

The Liverpool defender Joe Gomez and Sterling had to be separated by team-mates on Monday after a “physical hostility.”

Euro 2020 qualifiers - Raheem Sterling out of England’s match against Montenegro after break up with Joe Gomez
Euro 2020 qualifiers – Raheem Sterling out of England’s match against Montenegro after break up with Joe Gomez

The pair had also collided on the field towards the end of Sunday’s match.

In a statement delivered by the Football Association (FA), Southgate said: “We have taken the decision to not ponder Raheem for the match against Montenegro.”

“One of the great challenges and strengths for us is that we’ve been capable to separate club competitions from the national team. Unluckily the feelings of yesterday’s game were still raw.

Southgate said, their feeling is that the right thing for the team is the action they have taken. Now that the decision has been made with the agreement of the complete squad, it’s important that they support the players and focus on Thursday night.

Euro 2020 qualifiers - Raheem Sterling out of England’s match against Montenegro after break up with Joe Gomez
Euro 2020 qualifiers – Raheem Sterling out of England’s match against Montenegro after break up with Joe Gomez

Raheem Sterling has been one of the stars of England’s qualification campaign, scoring 8 goals in six matches.

“Both Joe and I have had words and figured things out and moved forward. We are in a sport where passions run high and I am man enough to admit when emotions got the better of me. Let’s get focus on our match on Thursday,” Sterling said on his Instagram account.

A draw against Montenegro at Wembley will be enough to surety England’s place at Euro 2020.

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England vs Montenegro: Euro 2020 qualifier prediction, tickets, squad

England can celebrate qualification for Euro 2020 if they get a result against Montenegro at Wembley Stadium on Thursday evening. Gareth Southgate’s side is three points clear at the top of Group A, and need just one point from their two remaining games to seal their place at next summer’s European Championships.

The Three Lions’ last outing saw them thrash Bulgaria 6-0 in Sofia, though the match was marred by disgraceful racist chanting from Bulgarian fans. Football fans can book England Euro Cup Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

England vs Montenegro: Euro 2020 qualifier prediction, tickets, squad
England vs Montenegro: Euro 2020 qualifier prediction, tickets, squad

Southgate’s side acquitted themselves well in the face of awful abuse and will look to move on from those awful scenes as they take on Montenegro in front of a buoyant Wembley crowd with a qualification in sight.

England 4-0 Montenegro

Having eased to a 5-1 win in Montenegro back in March, England should see out another comfortable victory at Wembley. If the Three Lions get an early goal, it should be a rout. 

Team news

James Maddison has been handed another England chance despite his controversial casino visit during the last international break. Maddison pulled out of the team to face the Czech State and Bulgaria last month because of sickness.

But the uncapped 22-year-old was pictured in a casino during the 2-1 overthrow in Prague. John Stones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have also been handed England reminiscences. Everton defender Michael Keane has been released and there is still no place for Dele Alli.

England vs Montenegro: Euro 2020 qualifier prediction, tickets, squad
England vs Montenegro: Euro 2020 qualifier prediction, tickets, squad

Stamford Bridge team-mate Mason Mount is also included in spite of coming off in Tuesday’s 4-4 Champions League draw against Ajax with an ankle problem. England manager Southgate insists Kyle Walker’s international career is not over despite ignoring him for a third-successive squad.

As well as Walker, there was no place for Aston Villa’s in-form captain Jack Grealish or Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard. Sheffield United’s Dean Henderson was a late call-up in place of injured Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton. Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley is also ruled out, but will not be replaced.

Head to head (H2H) results in the history

The Three Lions do not boast a glittering record against Montenegro, having drawn three of their five meetings. England drew both Euro 2012 qualifiers home (0-0) and away (2-2), the following World Cup qualifier (1-1) away before winning the reverse fixture 4-1 at Wembley in 2013.

Southgate also led England to a 5-1 away win back in March, with goals from Michael Keane, Ross Barkley (2), Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling sealing a routine Euro 2020 qualifying victory.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers – Maddison, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomori make youthful England squad

James Maddison, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Fikayo Tomori have been named in a youthful England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers with Montenegro and Kosovo. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase England Euro Cup Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

Boss Gareth Southgate has released his 27-man squad for the double-header later this month, with Tyrone Mings, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, and Harry Winks retaining their places.

Euro 2020 qualifiers - Maddison, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomori make youthful England squad
Euro 2020 qualifiers – Maddison, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomori make youthful England squad

Dele Alli, Kyle Walker, and Jesse Lingard have failed to recapture their spots in the Three Lions’ squad, while Michael Keane loses his place after a tough international break in October.

Meanwhile, in-form Jack Grealish can count himself unlucky to miss out on a spot in the team and may have been hampered by his calf injury. On Grealish, Southgate revealed: “He’s a very good player. I’ve watched him closely this season.

The reality of that is that he’s up against Sterling, Rashford, Hudson-Odoi, Sancho in those wide areas. The competition in that area is a really high level.

“I think Jack’s a very good player. He’s very close. He’s just got to keep playing the way he is, and if we had issues over the weekend, I wouldn’t hesitate to call him into the squad.”

Explaining the unusually large squad size, Southgate said: “The squad is a little bit larger size than normal.

“There are one or two injury doubts. Hopefully, we get through the next few days without any problems.”

Southgate went on to say he’s recalled Oxlade-Chamberlain as he has a real belief in him while praising Hudson-Odoi’s dedication and motivation to come back from injury.

Walker’s absence was also purely down to the incredible form of Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold, according to the England boss.

Maddison and Tomori are then only uncapped players in the squad – with both somewhat unfortunate to miss out on their first games for the senior team against Bulgaria and Czech Republic last month.

England Squad for Euro 2020

GOALKEEPERS

Jordan Pickford, Tom Heaton, Nick Pope.

DEFENDERS

Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, John Stones,  Joe Gomez, Fikayo Tomori, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Ben Chilwell, Danny Rose.

MIDFIELDERS

Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Declan Rice, Mason Mount, James Maddison, Ross Barkley, Harry Winks.

FORWARDS

Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Callum Wilson, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford.

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Euro 2020 – Fans can’t believe Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is not in England squad

Gareth Southgate announced his newest England national squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kosovo and Montenegro and one omission has discontented fans. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase England Euro Cup Tickets online to the witness live performance of Euro Cup 2020.

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has not been called up to the newest Three Lions squad but fans consider he should have been.

Grealish did miss Villa’s 2-1 defeat by Liverpool due to a calf problem last weekend but has captivated in the Premier League this season.

Euro 2020 - Fans can’t believe Aston Villa's Jack Grealish is not in England squad
Euro 2020 – Fans can’t believe Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is not in England squad

Fan wrote on Twitter: ‘Only Kevin De Bruyne (29) has generated more chances from open play in the Premier League this season than Jack Grealish (24). Little stat for anyone that does not believe Jack’s good sufficient to play for England.’

Another sporter said that Ross Barkley and Fabian Delph have prepared the England squad over Jack Grealish. Literally shocks our mind! BAFFLED. Some fans equated Grealish to some of the midfielders that were nominated by Southgate. 

One fan wrote: “Cracking decision to have Winks and Delph in the England national squad and leave out Grealish…”

On the other hand, somebody tweets about Grealish: “Not picking Grealish shows that Southgate has completely changed his mind, what he said about selecting on form players. Barkley? Hudson-Odoi? Ox? Delph?”

Euro 2020 - Fans can’t believe Aston Villa's Jack Grealish is not in England squad
Euro 2020 – Fans can’t believe Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is not in England squad

Barkley hasn’t played 90 mints all season but let’s put him in over Grealish who is playing some of his best football he’s ever played, one fan remarked.

Grealish was suitable for both England and Ireland but has confirmed that he anticipates following his international career with the former.

Fan wrote in his tweet, Not going to lie if he was Grealish he is going back to play for Ireland as getting into the England team is a travesty.

In the absence of Grealish, Southgate said: ‘He’s a very good player – I have watched him closely this season. The actuality of that is he’s up against (Raheem) Sterling, (Callum) Hudson-Odoi, (Marcus) Rashford and (Jadon) Sancho in those extensive areas.

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England manager Gareth Southgate explains concern ahead of Euro 2020

England looks sure to clinch qualification for Euro 2020 this week but manager Gareth Southgate confesses there are still concerns about his team in the important area of central defence. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase England Euro Cup Tickets online to the witness live performance of Euro Cup 2020.

The national team manager has hacked and changed players in this position but a stable partnership remains indefinable.

England manager Gareth Southgate explains concern ahead of Euro 2020
England manager Gareth Southgate explains concern ahead of Euro 2020

His reaction this time is to recall John Stones, who has played just a couple of games for Manchester City after improving from injury.

But it was clear there is still no place in Southgate’s thinking for Chris Smalling, even if the 28-year-old has been winning glowing appraisals for his performances this season on loan at Roma in the Italian League, where he has been nicknamed “The Wall”.

Southgate’s new policy has been to pick players who are playing frequently and strongly for their club sides, yet Smalling is not on the radar.

“It’s a region of the field where we have not finalized those positions for sure, so there’s an opportunity,” says the England manager. “But Chris was not one we thought of this month because I think the players who played in the last game against Bulgaria earn the opportunity.”

England manager Gareth Southgate explains concern ahead of Euro 2020
England manager Gareth Southgate explains concern ahead of Euro 2020

“John (Stones) has been a large part of what we’re doing. There’s no point in bringing Chris in the way we would with somebody like a young player, Fikayo Tomori, for whom to be with us and train with us is important.”

Chris has got lots of caps and if they were bringing him in, it would be to play really. So that was not a consideration this time.

For some time Gareth Southgate has been enthusiastic for English players to move in a foreign country to strong clubs like Roma if they are not getting regular time in the Premier League.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers – Ross Barkley and Tom Heaton pull out of England squad

Ross Barkley and Tom Heaton have not selected into the England squad for Euro Cup 2020 qualifiers with Montenegro and Kosovo. Dean Henderson, on loan at Sheffield United from Manchester United, replaces Aston Villa’s Heaton Chelsea midfielder Barkley is not replaced.

Henderson has retained five clean sheets in the league this season, the equal most with Manchester City’s goalkeeper Ederson Santana de Moraes and Leicester City’s goalkeeper Kasper Peter Schmeichel. Football fans can book England Euro Cup Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers – Tom Heaton have not selected into the squad for qualifiers with Montenegro and Kosovo

England plays against Montenegro on 14 November and after that plays in Kosovo three days later. Gareth Southgate’s side is top of Group A and needs one more point to secure their place at Euro Cup 2020. Southgate thought he named a larger than normal 27-man squad on Thursday because there was a join of injury fears.

Attacking midfielder Ross Barkley has missed Chelsea’s last six games, with his most recent presence having come in a 1-0 win against Newcastle United on 19 October.

England squad:

Goalkeepers list comprises Dean Henderson of Sheffield United which is on loan from Manchester United, Jordan Pickford of Everton, and Nick Pope of Burnley.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones, Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea) and Ciaran Trippier (Atletico Madrid) are defenders.

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Euro 2020 qualifiers – Ross Barkley have not selected into the squad for qualifiers with Montenegro and Kosovo

The midfielder list consists of Fabian Delph (Everton), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Maddison (Leicester City), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham), Harry Winx (Tottenham)

Forwards are Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rushford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

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Gareth recalls Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for England’s Euro 2020 qualifiers

Gareth Southgate has recalled Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, John Stones and Callum Hudson-Odoi for the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo. Fans from all over the world can buy England Euro Cup Tickets online.

The England manager has also included Mason Mount, despite concerns over an ankle injury he sustained in Chelsea’s Champions League tie against Ajax, which means that Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish misses out.

Gareth recalls Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for England's Euro 2020 qualifiers
Gareth recalls Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for England’s Euro 2020 qualifiers

There is a relief for James Maddison who has been selected by Southgate despite the manager being concerned at the Leicester City midfielder being photographed at a casino the day after he withdrew from the last England squad through illness.

As expected Stones is selected having returned to the Manchester City team of late with Michael Keane missing out. The central defender played poorly in England’s 2-1 defeat away to the Czech Republic and has also recently lost his place at Everton.

Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori and Villa’s Tyrone Mings keen their places as does Ross Barkley which will come as a relief to the midfielder who has not started any of Chelsea’s last five matches.

Despite an apparent return to form there is no place for Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli in the 27-man squad with Southgate also resisting the temptation to include Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Gareth recalls Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for England's Euro 2020
Gareth recalls Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for England’s Euro 2020

England can seal qualification with at least a draw against Montenegro at Wembley which will also be their 1,000th international.

I wouldn’t hesitate to call him into the squad, here’s Southgate on Grealish’s absence. The competition in that area is high level – they’re all good players, Jack’s a very good player – I worked with him in the under-21s so I know all about him.

“He’s very close, he just has to keep playing the way he is, and if we had issues over the weekend, I wouldn’t hesitate to call him into the squad.”

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Dele Alli left out as James Maddison returns England squad for Euro 2020 double-header

Dele Alli and Kyle Walker are left dreading for their international futures after being excluded from England boss Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kosovo and Montenegro.

Southgate selected instead to include James Maddison in spite of the controversy surrounding his back down from last month’s double-header. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase England Euro Cup Tickets online to the witness live performance of Euro Cup 2020.

Dele Alli left out as James Maddison returns England squad for Euro 2020 double-header
Dele Alli left out as James Maddison returns England squad for Euro 2020 double-header

England want just a draw when Montenegro visit Wembley next Thursday to reach next summer’s finals and this month’s matches are the final opportunity for players to impress before a mid-season international break until March.

That break comes at a wrong time for Alli and Walker, who now face a battle to demonstrate they remain part of Southgate’s plans. Tottenham star Alli has not contained for England since June’s Uefa Nations League third-place ­play-off against Switzerland, partially due to a hamstring injury that shortened his participation at the start of the season.

Though, the 23-year-old has started Spurs’ last five games in all competitions – including Wednesday night’s 4-0 Champions League victory at Red Star Belgrade – and had expected to be recalled.

Maddison has instead been given the signal, with Mason Mount also now forward of Alli in the pecking order.

Southgate planned this morning to include the Chelsea midfielder but only subject to last-mint looks over the harshness of an ankle injury sustained in Tuesday’s draw with Ajax on 5th November.

Dele Alli left out as James Maddison returns England squad for Euro 2020 double-header
Dele Alli left out as James Maddison returns England squad for Euro 2020 double-header

Walker has been ignored, with Southgate favouring Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold at full-back. Maddison’s presence succeeds he was pictured in a Leicester casino on the night England were beaten by the Czech Republic in Prague.

England full squad

Goalkeepers

Tome Heaton (Aston Villa), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley).

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), John Stones (Man City), Harry Maguire (Man Utd), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Fabian Delph (Everton).

Midfielders

Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Everton), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Madison (Leicester), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham), Harry Winks (Tottenham), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool).

Forwards

Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

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James Maddison set to be called up by England despite casino argument

James Maddison is given another chance in the England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kosovo and Montenegro. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase England Euro Cup Tickets online to the witness live performance of Euro Cup 2020.

England played the Bulgaria and Czech Republic last month but Maddison, who has yet to win a cap, pull out from the squad because of sickness. The Leicester midfielder was then pictured in a casino during 2-1 defeat in Prague.

James Maddison set to be called up by England despite casino argument
James Maddison set to be called up by England despite casino argument

Gareth Southgate names his squad on Thursday for the Wembley fixture against Montenegro, which will be the 1,000th international of England and will be played next Thursday, and the match in Kosovo the coming Sunday.

Maddison is predictable to be rewarded for his good form in Leicester’s push to third place in the Premier League.

Whether he is joined in the national squad by Jack Grealish remains to be seen. The Aston Villa playmaker is in Southgate’s opinions and although a calf injury ruled him out of the 2-1 home defeat against Liverpool on Saturday – a match that Southgate appeared – he has been professed fit by the Villa manager, Dean Smith.

Southgate must select whether he can find the room for Grealish and Maddison, who are similar types of players and have no experience at the senior international level.

Mason Mount is an injury doubt, having been expelled of Chelsea’s 4-4 Champions League draw against Ajax on 5th Nov with an ankle problem, and his clubmate Ross Barkley is waiting to learn if he will be called up.

James Maddison set to be called up by England despite casino argument
James Maddison set to be called up by England despite casino argument

Barkley kicked off the 6-0 victory against Bulgaria in Sofia, scored twice and did well but he has since played only 43 mints for Chelsea. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dele Alli are pushing for recalls and stand to advantage if Mount or Barkley were not to be included. Jesse Lingard is likely to miss out again.

Gareth Southgate is predictable to recall the fit-again John Stones, who has reverted to Manchester City’s starting line-up since the last international break, and that could be bad news for Michael Keane.

The Everton center-half is struggling to find his best position and was released for his club’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

The Football Association (FA) will rejoice the landmark match against Montenegro by pleasing the 1966 World Cup winners to Wembley, plus every former England captain and every player to have won 50 caps or more.

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