October 4, 2022
England squad: Jarrod Bowen handed first call-up for Nations League games

West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen and Leicester defender James Justin have received their first England call-ups for the upcoming Uefa Nations League fixtures against Hungary (twice), Germany and Italy.

Bowen has been rewarded for his excellent form for West Ham, which earned him a nomination for Premier League player of the season, and has been selected ahead of Manchester United pair Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, who have not received an international recall.

England manager Gareth Southgate has also named Fikayo Tomori in his 27-man squad after the AC Milan defender missed out on March’s World Cup qualifiers, but Eric Dier and James Maddison, two players previously picked by Southgate who found form over the second half of the domestic season, miss out.

There is no place for Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who has been rested following a hectic domestic season that will see the 31-year-old feature in the Champions League final on Saturday, but right back Trent Alexander-Arnold has been included along with a host of players who return having missed out on the previous squad due to injury.

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