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England squad announcement: Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson gets first Three Lions call-up for games

REWARDED

The Cherries star is rewarded for his seven goals this season, while Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek return having missed the previous squad through injury

Callum Wilson has received his first call-up to the senior England squad for upcoming games against the United States and World Cup finalists Croatia.

The Bournemouth striker, 26, has been rewarded for his fine start to the season, which has seen him score seven goals for the high-flying Cherries – who currently sit sixth in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Dele Alli, Jessie Lingard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all return to Gareth Southgate’s side having missed out on the last squad through injury, although that means youngsters Mason Mount and James Maddison have been dropped out.

The squad also boasts the return of Wayne Rooney, who will make his 120th and final England appearance in the friendly against USA at Wembley Stadium.

Rooney’s return from international retirement has split opinion, with the FA honouring the striker by officially dubbing the USA clash ‘The Wayne Rooney Foundation International’, in honour of the record goalscorer and his charity.
However, it is understood the DC United star will only make a late substitute appearance, and not the starting and captain role the player apparently expected.

He is not in contention for the Nations League clash with Croatia three days later.

Rooney will not start against USA, despite the FA branding it a tribute game to the record goalscorer

Rooney will not start against USA, despite the FA branding it a tribute game to the record goalscorer

Alex McCarthy, Luke Shaw and Danny Welbeck are back, having been forced to withdraw from the previous squad due to minor injuries.
Everton defender Michael Keane has also been called up for the first time in 12 months, with uncapped Brighton centre-back Lewis Dunk retaining his place.
Jadon Sancho, who became the first player born since 2000 to play for England when he came off the bench against Croatia, is also among the squad having scored four goals in his last five games for Borussia Dortmund.

After a draw with Croatia and a 3-2 win over Spain, England must wait on the result of the meeting between their Group Four rivals before they know what rests on their final Nations League game.

Relegation to League B or progression into the finals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament both remain possibilities ahead of Spain’s trip to Zagreb.

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