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Nations League squad announced: Harry Kane passed fit but his club team-mate is dropped

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Harry Kane has made the England squad for the upcoming Nations League finals after his ankle injury but his Spurs team-mate Kieran Trippier has been left out.

 

 

The 23-man squad includes Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester City's Kyle Walker who have been selected over Trippier.

Kane has not featured for Spurs since April 9 but will be ready to face Liverpool in the Champions League final this Saturday and will then be ready for International selection. Kane is one of seven players that could feature in the Champions League final and then for England.

The striker suffered his ankle injury in the first leg of Tottenham's Champions League quarter-final victory over Manchester City.

England will play Holland on June 6 in the semi-finals of the competition while hosts Portugal face Switzerland the day before in Porto at the Estádio do Dragão.

Other players to not make the squad include fellow Spurs player Harry Winks, and Southampton's Nathan Redmond, who finished the Premier League season strong.

James Maddison and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will not travel to the Nations League but will instead compete at the Under-21 European Championships, alongside the likes of Phil Foden and Morgan Gibbs-White. 

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Gareth Southgate talked to the media regarding his decision to drop Trippier, "He has been a really valuable member of our squad and has a great attitude with us", he said.

"But Trent and Kyle have finished the season so strongly It is a position where we have got real competition for places."

The full England squad, courtesy of the BBC is listed below.

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Everton).

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Declan Rice (West Ham).

Strikers: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

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