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Gareth Southgate and England Football Association have announced the Three Lions squad for the upcoming Euros Qualifiers against Ukraine and Italy. Southgate has made big omissions from the side as likes of Raheem Sterling, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben White have all been left out. 

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Whereas Brentford Striker Ivan Toney has got a call-up despite his betting case with FA along with Crystal Palace star Marc Guehi. These will be England’s first matches after their loss to France in the World Cup quarter-finals. The Three Lions will travel to Naples and face Italy on Thursday, March 23. 

Then the English will host Ukraine on Sunday, March 26 at Wembley. These games will kick off their qualification campaign for Euro 2024, which will be held in Germany. England is in Group C along with North Macedonia and Malta.

Going back to the squad, Gareth Southgate justified the selection of Toney, despite his betting scandal stating there was no basis on which not to pick him. Similarly, there hasn’t been any trial or any judgement on him. 

Southgate said, "The fact is that Ivan is available for his club. There hasn't been a trial or any judgement as yet so I don't know on what basis we wouldn't pick him. He's playing really well. I like his presence in games and he deserves his opportunity."

England Squad for Euro 2024 qualifiers:

Goalkeepers – Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale 

Defenders – Ben Chilwell, Eric Dier, Marc Guehi, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker 

Midfielders – Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice 

Forwards – Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney

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