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Sterling left out of England squad as Eze earns 1st call-up

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Raheem Sterling was omitted from the England squad for June's Euro 2024 qualifiers, while Eberechi Eze earned his first international call-up after an impressive end to the season with Crystal Palace.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate said he recently spoke to Sterling, and the winger revealed he wasn't happy with his physical condition while he deals with a hamstring issue, courtesy of Football Daily. The 28-year-old has struggled for form since joining Chelsea from Manchester City last summer.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Lewis Dunk, and Tyrone Mings were recalled for the matches against Malta and North Macedonia. Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope missed out because he's set to undergo hand surgery.

England squad

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham United)

Forwards: Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), James Maddison (Leicester City), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Callum Wilson (Newcastle United)

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