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England squad announcement LIVE: Gareth Southgate picks side for final two World Cup qualifiers

LIVE: England squad announcement: Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard and Kieran Trippier are all AXED by Gareth Southgate… but there’s no Emile Smith Rowe or Conor Gallagher as recalls trump newbies

  • Gareth Southgate is set to announce his latest England squad this afternoon 
  • England play two final World Cup qualifiers in the upcoming international break  
  • First up is Albania in England’s Wembley fortress, before a trip to San Marino 
  • The likes of Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham are hopeful of a place 

Gareth Southgate will name his England squad for his final two World Cup qualifiers today with the Three Lions hoping to seal qualification to Qatar this month. 

The England boss is boosted by the return to fitness of several key stars who missed the October international break, including defenders Harry Maguire, Reece James, Trent Alexander-Arnold, along with Man United duo Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

With Southgate one year away from naming his World Cup squad for Qatar, should England get there of course, there could be first recalls for the likes of Crystal Palace midfielder Connor Gallagher and Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe.  

All of the aforementioned players will be hoping for a Three Lions recall, leaving out-of-form players such as Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard and Tyrone Mings sweating for their places ahead of the 2pm announcement on Thursday afternoon.

Follow Sportsmail’s SAM BLITZ for live updates as Gareth Southgate names his England squad for the final two World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino.