Gareth Southgate has picked his England squad for games with Germany and Brazil

Thursday 02 Nov 2017
England boss Gareth Southgate has picked a 25-man squad to play Germany and Brazil at Wembley

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his squad to play Germany and Brazil at Wembley this month.

A 25-strong group has been selected for the games, which see's the Three Lions continue their preparations for next summer’s World Cup in Russia after sealing qualification with a game to spare in October.

England v Germany
  • 8pm, Friday 10 November
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE

And Southgate has handed first senior call-ups to three players with Swansea City striker Tammy Abraham, Liverpool defender Joe Gomez and Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek all named in the squad after previously impressing for the U21s and their clubs.

There’s also a return to the squad for Manchester United’s Ashley Young, whose last cap came over four years ago as a substitute in a 0-0 draw with Ukraine during the qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose is also back in the squad after missing the last few games through injury.

“We’re in a position now where we’ve qualified for the World Cup and we always wanted to look at the team and how we want it to evolve,” revealed Southgate, in relation to the younger players he’s called up.

England v Brazil
  • Bobby Moore Fund International
  • 8pm, Tuesday 14 November
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE

“This is an opportunity to look at new players and a different way of playing and I think the beauty of my position is that I know the young players in the system.

“These lads are players who, right through the age groups, have been recognised as being our best players and they’re all playing well with their clubs and having a good impact.

“This is a great opportunity to see if they can fit into the senior team and they’ve got the chance to stay there if they do well.”

The squad will report to St. George’s Park on Monday to begin their preparations for the home double-header, with current World Cup holders Germany first up on Friday 10 November.

Brazil are then the visitors to Wembley four days later on Tuesday 14 November for England's final game of the calendar year.

Tickets for both games are on sale now, so click here for more details on the Germany game and click here for the Brazil fixture.

The Squad

Tammy Abraham – Swansea City (loan from Chelsea)
Ryan Bertrand - Southampton
Jack Butland – Stoke City
Gary Cahill - Chelsea
Fabian Delph – Manchester City
Eric Dier – Tottenham Hotspur
Joe Gomez - Liverpool
Joe Hart – West Ham United (loan from Manchester City)
Jordan Henderson – Liverpool
Phil Jones – Manchester United
Michael Keane - Everton
Jesse Lingard – Manchester United
Jake Livermore - West Bromwich Albion
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Crystal Palace (loan from Chelsea)
Harry Maguire – Leicester City
Jordan Pickford - Everton
Marcus Rashford – Manchester United
Danny Rose – Tottenham Hotspur
Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
John Stones – Manchester City
Kieran Trippier – Tottenham Hotspur
Jamie Vardy – Leicester City
Kyle Walker – Manchester City
Ashley Young – Manchester United

* Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur) withdrawn through injury

By Nicholas Veevers