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Euro 2020: Dominic Calvert-Lewin ‘left OUT of England’s 23-man squad for Germany game’

Dominic Calvert-Lewin ‘left OUT of England’s 23-man squad for Germany game’ with his close friends ‘totally baffled’ at Gareth Southgate’s decision – leaving no No 9 back-up to first-choice Harry Kane at Wembley

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has reportedly been cut from England’s matchday squad for their last-16 tie against Germany with Gareth Southgate including him among the three players that need to miss out.

Southgate is able to name 23 players from his 26-man squad at Euro 2020 in a matchday squad and the Athletic report that Everton striker Calvert-Lewin has been deemed surplus to requirements at Wembley on Tuesday.

Calvert-Lewin’s experience in the tournament has been limited to three minutes of stoppage time in the opening group game against Croatia, replacing Raheem Sterling.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (right) is said to have been left out of England’s latest 23-man squad

The Everton striker (left) has reportedly been included in the three who miss out vs Germany

The Everton striker (left) has reportedly been included in the three who miss out vs Germany

Since then the 24-year-old has been an unused substitute, despite England’s woes in front of goal, and the decision to leave him out entirely has reportedly let him ‘disappointed’.

The Athletic added that those close to the striker are said to be ‘totally baffled’ by the decision with no orthodox No 9 on the bench against Germany as back-up to Kane.

The player’s frustrations may well have heightened after Marcus Rashford was thrown on by Southgate ahead of him as England chased a winner against Scotland in the second group game. 

Calvert-Lewin's involvement at Euro 2020 was a couple of stoppage time minutes at the end of a 1-0 win over Croatia

Harry Kane is the first choice No 9 but taking Calvert-Lewin out means there is no orthodox back-up

Calvert-Lewin’s (left) involvement at Euro 2020 was a couple of stoppage time minutes at the end of a 1-0 win over Croatia but he has consistently given bench cover for Harry Kane (right)

Even with rotation for the Czech Republic game, Calvert-Lewin remained an unused substitute. 

He can feel hard done by to have found himself on the periphery for this tournament so far given his impressive form last season for Everton.

Calvert-Lewin produced 16 goals in the Premier League and for the Three Lions the striker has scored four in 10 games. 

More to follow.  



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