England, already qualified and boasting the only 100% record, have named their squad to take on Estonia and Lithuania. Liverpool striker Danny Ings, 23, and 19-year-old Tottenham midfielder Delle Alli are called up for the first time. Manager Roy Hodgson said: "The game in Lithuania is where we will possibly experiment a little more, but we want to win both matches and finish with a perfect record."
England Squad: Goalkeepers - Jack Butland, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton— England (@england) October 1, 2015
England Squad: Defenders - Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, John Stones— England (@england) October 1, 2015
England Squad: Midfielders - Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Adam Lallana 1/2— England (@england) October 1, 2015
England Squad: Midfielders - James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jonjo Shelvey, Raheem Sterling 2/2— England (@england) October 1, 2015
England Squad: Forwards - Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Jamie Vardy, Theo Walcott— England (@england) October 1, 2015
England qualified for UEFA EURO 2016 with victory in San Marino on Saturday and Roy Hodgson in this evening’s match programme says his squad are developing nicely. "Some of the younger players who were purely prospects a year or 18 months ago have now shown that they are bona fide players who can play at the highest level. I think that’s a great step forward for us."
Hodgson also underlines the importance of this autumn period for working with his squad. "This is the best period for a national team coach because we have the chance to work with the squad in September, October and November. It's the one time outside of tournaments where you really do feel that you’re getting a closer bond with your players and your staff."
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