England Name Rashford, Sturridge In Euros Squad; Drop Drinkwater

Roy Hogson has included Manchester United’s 18 year-old  striker Marcus Rashford and injury-prone Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge in the 23-man England squad for the 2016 European Championship in France.

Rashford, who only started playing senior football for United midway into last season, scored on his international debut in the 2-1 friendly victory over Australia on Friday.

Newcastle United’s Andros Townsend and Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater were left out.

England face Portugal in their last Euro 2016 warm-up match on Thursday.

Hodgson’s side begin their campaign in France by playing Russia on 11 June, before meeting Wales on 16 June and Slovakia on 20 June.

Rashford, who signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United on Monday, only made his professional debut on 25 February, but scored eight goals in 18 club games to earn an international call-up.

Sturridge, 26, missed England’s last two friendly matches but did take part in a training session on Monday.

Drinkwater, who helped Leicester win a shock Premier League title, said he was “disappointed” not to make the final 23 but said the season had been a “huge positive”.

Hodgson initially named a 26-man squad after the final round of Premier League games, having intended to reveal his final selection on 12 May.

That was cut to 25 when Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph was moved to the standby list after picking up an injury.

England Squad:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Tom Heaton (Burnley).

Defenders: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).

Strikers: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).

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  1. Reply Post By Marcorella

    Are your defensive midfielders better than danny drinkwater? England and their sentiments. Rubbish!!!

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