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England squad revealed: Southgate names two new faces for World Cup qualifiers

Date Posted,August 24, 2017

The England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia has been revealed.

Gareth Southgate has selected his party of 28 players for the trip to Malta on September 1 and the match against Slovakia against Wembley on September 4.

Wayne Rooney will not be part of the squad, despite Southgate trying to recall him, with the Three Lions record scorer calling time on his international career.

England are in a strong position to qualify for the tournament in Russia next summer, currently sitting two points clear at the top of Group F.

Here’s the squad for the two games…

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Goalkeepers

Joe Hart, Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Tom Heaton

Hart is in the squad following his return to the Premier League (Image: PA)

Defenders

Ryan Bertrand, Aaron Cresswell, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Michael Keane, Chris Smalling, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders

Eric Dier, Nathaniel Chalobah, Jake Livermore, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard

Chalobah has earned his first senior call-up (Image: Getty Images Europe)

Attackers

Harry Kane, Danny Welbeck, Jamie Vardy, Jermain Defoe, Daniel Sturridge

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