England squad announced as Raheem Sterling and Trent Alexander-Arnold are omitted while Ivan Toney earns surprise call-up

England manager Gareth Southgate speaking at a press conference
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The England squad set to face Italy and Ukraine in their opening Euro 2024 qualifiers has been announced, with manager Gareth Southgate making some interesting inclusions and surprise omissions across his 23 selected players.

Despite off-field controversy, the England squad includes both Ivan Toney and Kyle Walker, while Raheem Sterling misses out due to a lack of fitness and Trent Alexander-Arnold simply hasn't been picked. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.