The England squad for this summer's UEFA Nations League Finals has been named

Thursday 16 May 2019
Gareth Southgate and his staff will begin their preparations for the Nations League on Monday

Gareth Southgate has named a 27-man squad as England begin their preparations for this summer’s UEFA Nations League Finals.

The Three Lions have a number of players still involved with their clubs, with the Emirates FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League Finals all scheduled to take place over the next few weeks.

And that means players will be reporting to St. George’s Park for training at different times before a final squad of 23 will head to Portugal ahead of the semi-final with the Netherlands in Guimaraes on Thursday 6 June and a second game on Sunday 9 June.

In terms of Southgate’s selection, there’s a spot in the squad for Southampton forward Nathan Redmond who enjoyed a strong end to the season at St. Mary’s.

A regular during Southgate’s time in charge of the U21s, Redmond picked up his first senior cap when he featured in a game against Germany in March 2017.

There’s also a return to the squad for Fabian Delph, Joe Gomez, Jesse Lingard and Harry Winks, who all missed March’s games through injury.

The first group of players to report for training next week will include those whose clubs finished their campaigns last weekend.

Players from Manchester City, involved in the FA Cup Final against Watford on Saturday, will then link up in the week commencing Monday 27 May.

With Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea all involved in UEFA finals the following weekend, players from those clubs are expected to join the group in the week commencing Monday 3 June before the squad travel to Portugal.

The Squad

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur)
Ross Barkley (Chelsea)
Jack Butland (Stoke City)
Ben Chilwell (Leicester City)
Fabian Delph (Manchester City)
Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)
Joe Gomez (Liverpool)
Tom Heaton (Burnley)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Michael Keane (Everton)
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)
Harry Maguire (Leicester City)
Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
Nathan Redmond (Southampton)
Declan Rice (West Ham United)
Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
John Stones (Manchester City)
Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur)
Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth)
Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)

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By Nicholas Veevers