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England squad announced: Declan Rice in line for first cap

Three Lions 1-6 to win Euro 2020 qualifying group

Declan Rice could make his England debut
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Declan Rice is in contention to win his first senior England cap after being named in Gareth Southgate's 25-man squad for this month's European Championship qualifiers at home to Czech Republic and away to Montenegro.

The West Ham midfielder is the only uncapped player in the squad and had previously featured in three friendly internationals for Ireland before switching allegiance to England.

There were very few surprises although Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson gets another opportunity after scoring a debut goal in England's 3-0 success over USA at Wembley last November.

England are red-hot 1-6 favourites to finish top of Group A, which also features Bulgaria and Kosovo.

A top-two finish would be enough to secure a berth at Euro 2020 and a flying start is expected of the Three Lions, who are 1-3 to beat the Czechs next Friday.

England squad to face Czech Republic and Montenegro

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Everton).

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham).

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).


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Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson gets another opportunity after scoring a debut goal in England's 3-0 success over USA at Wembley last November
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