Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish was included in England’s squad on Monday for the primary time forward of UEFA Nations League matches in opposition to Iceland and Denmark.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford and Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks have withdrawn from the squad, the Soccer Affiliation stated.
It’s midfielder Grealish’s first call-up to the senior squad. He beforehand represented England at under-21 degree and was a member of present England supervisor Gareth Southgate’s Toulon Match-winning squad of 2016.
The choice follows a formidable Premier League marketing campaign during which the 24-year-old Grealish performed a pivotal position in protecting Villa within the high tier.
Rashford withdrew with an ankle damage, whereas Winks has additionally been compelled to return to his membership.
England faces Iceland in Reykjavik on Saturday earlier than touring to Copenhagen to play Denmark three days later.
Southgate’s facet has not been in motion thus far this 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic, which led to the European Championship being postponed till 2021.
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