England manager Roy Hodgson today named a 26-man provisional squad for the Three Lions ahead of the Euro 2016 in France this summer.
The former Liverpool boss kept faith in youth as he named Manchester United’s breakout star Marcus Rashford and Everton’s talented defender John Stones but left out Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.
Also, left out of the squad is the Toffees Leighton Baines who was first choice after Ashley Cole retired from the national team and Luke Shaw suffered a lengthen injury courtesy of broken leg.
However, Captain Wayne Rooney will lead out regular faces like Chris Smalling, Gary Cahill, James Milner, Andros Townsend and the premier league goal kings, Harry Kane and Jarmie Vardy while Danny Welbeck missed out via injury. England are in Group B alongside Russia, Wales.
The Full List:
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Tom Heaton.
Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne, Kyle Walker, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose.
Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere.
Strikers: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy.
Roy Hodgson will name the final 23 players for the tournament on a later date.