England coach Gareth Southgate revealed the 23-man squad that will play Andorra and Hungary in the European qualifiers for the World Cup to be held next year in Qatar.
The England team will meet Andorra and Hungary on 9 and 12 October, where the list of the Three Lions witnessed the absence of right-back of the first team football club, Trent Alexander-Arnold, who missed the previous Reds matches due to injury, and is expected not to participate against Manchester City next Sunday in Premier League.
The England squad list for the matches between Andorra and Hungary in the World Cup qualifiers is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Sam Johnston, Aaron Ramsdale.
Defence: Conor Cowady, Rhys James, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.
Midfield: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Calvin Phillips, Declan Rice.
Forwards: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Oli Watkins.
England maintains the top spot in Group I with 16 points.
England squad list
In a related context, the International Football Association “FIFA” announced the sanctions imposed on the Hungarian national team due to the racist chants of the fans during the confrontation with the England team, in the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
FIFA decided in an official statement to deprive the Hungarian national team of public attendance in two consecutive matches, with the suspension of the implementation of the penalty in the second match for a period of two years, and it will be applied if the fans repeat the act again.
The International Football Association also decided to fine the Hungarian Federation about 217,000 dollars, which is one of the largest financial sanctions imposed by FIFA.
In its statement, FIFA stressed its firm stance and always rejects any form of racism, violence and any other form of discrimination or abuse.
The English Football Association had criticized the racism that Raheem Sterling, the star of the Three Lions and Manchester City club, was subjected to, along with some England players, during the Hungary match.
The England team defeated Hungary, by four clean goals, in the match that brought them together at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium, as part of the fourth round of Group I matches in the World Cup qualifiers.