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Kane named in England squad for Nations League finals

Kane named in England squad for Nations League finals

16/05/2019 at 12:57Updated 16/05/2019 at 14:44

Harry Kane has been called up by Gareth Southgate to the England squad for the Nations League finals.

The Spurs striker is an injury doubt for the Europa League final with an ankle problem but is nevertheless included in the squad for England's games in June.

Southgate admitted he was unsure over Kane's fitness, not just for the Nations League but the Champions League final, saying: "That's one of the unknowns. He's working to be fit for the (Champions League) final.

"We are keeping that door open.

"We are going to look post-Champions League final.

"There is the physical aspect and emotional aspect of that final that we have to look at.

"I don't think we have had a time where we haven't had a lot of pull outs but we have a really strong squad.

"We will know more by that date [27 May] but we can make changes after that date."

Surprise inclusions include Harry Winks, Kane's Spurs teammate, and Southampton's Nathan Redmond.

Spurs have the most names in the squad, providing Kane, Winks, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier and Dele Alli.

Redmond's colleague James Ward-Prowse is also part of the squad.

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Youngsters Declan Rice, Jadon Sancho and Ben Chilwell are also included along with Premier League winners Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker, John Stones and Fabian Delph.

Runners up Liverpool provide Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson.

The 27-man squad needs to be reduced to 23 by May 27.

There are no other surprises for players included in the squad, but Manchester United's left-back Luke Shaw has been left out, with Southgare saying the good form of Rose and Chilwell meant: 'We are blessed with so much talent in that department.'

Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are Manchester United's only representation in the squad, though Arsenal have no players named, and Chelsea have had only Ross Barkley called up.

Southgate said that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek would have been involved, and described Loftus-Cheek's injury as looking, 'serious'.

The England manager said that Redmond has a chance due to injuries, stating: "He's finished the season strongly and he looked good. It's really good opportunity for him, with a couple of other players out.'

The 25-year-old winger was last capped in March 2017.

Following the Netherlands clash in Guimaraes, England will face either hosts Portugal or Switzerland in a final or third-place playoff on June 9.

Full squad: Jack Butland, Tom Heaton, Jordan Pickford, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ross Barkley, Dele Alli, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Harry Winks, Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Nathan Redmond, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson. (

Additional reporting from Reuters

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