Jack Grealish given first senior England call-up as duo withdraw

Monday 31 Aug 2020
Grealish represented England at under-21 level between 2016 and 2017

Jack Grealish has received his first call-up to the England senior squad ahead of the forthcoming UEFA Nations League schedule.

Gareth Southgate will, however, be without Marcus Rashford and Harry Winks for the Group A2 fixtures in Iceland and Denmark.

Aston Villa captain Grealish has previously represented England at under-21 level and was a member of Southgate’s 2016 Toulon Tournament-winning squad.

Without Rashford and Winks and following Saturday's addition of Conor Coady and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, the England manager will now begin his preparations with a squad of 24. 

The Three Lions face Iceland in Reykjavik on Saturday 5 September (5pm BST) before travelling to Copenhagen to play Denmark on Tuesday 8 September (7.45pm BST). Both matches will be live on Sky Sports.

Updated England squad to face Iceland and Denmark:

Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Danny Ings (Southampton), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Keane (Everton), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Watch as Grealish scores twice on his England U21 debut, in a 7-1 win over Guinea

By FA Staff