England squad: Jarrod Bowen handed first call-up for Nations League games

West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen and Leicester defender James Justin have received their first England call-ups for the upcoming Uefa Nations League fixtures against Hungary, Germany and Italy.

Bowen has been rewarded for his excellent form for West Ham, which earned him a nomination for Premier League player of the season, and has been selected ahead of Manchester United pair Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, who have not received an international recall.

England manager Gareth Southgate has also named Fikayo Tomori in his 27-man squad after the AC Milan defender missed out on March’s World Cup qualifiers, but there is no place for Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday, but right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has been included along with a host of players who return having missed out on the previous squad due to injury.

Reece James, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Kalvin Phillips and Bukayo Saka are joined by Tammy Abraham in being selected by Southgate, but Ollie Watkins, Emile Smith Rowe, Tyrone Mings, Tyrick Mitchell and Kyle Walker-Peters all drop out from March’s squad.

England open the the new Nations League campaign in Budapest against Hungary on Saturday 4 June, in a match that will be played behind closed doors due to “the discriminatory behaviour” of Hungary supporters at Euro 2020.

England’s home match against Italy, in what is a rematch of the Euro 2020 final, will also be held behind closed doors as punishment for the crowd disorder at Wembley before last summer’s final.

Southgate’s side will also face an away match against Germany and a home fixture against Hungary in the opening four games of Group A3 in the Nations League.

England squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady, Marc Guehi, Reece James, James Justin, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Fikayo Timori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ben White

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount, Kalvin Philipps, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse

Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Jarrod Bowen, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling

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