Maguire In...Then Out of England Squad

Last updated : 25 August 2020 By Three Lions

Tuesday's England squad announcement saw Harry Maguire named and then withdrawn from the group chosen to face Iceland and Denmark in Nations League qualifiers early next month.

The headline issue looked to have been dealt with swiftly as Manchester United’s Harry Maguire was named in the squad despite, at the time of the announcement, a trial taking place in Greece over an alleged incident involving the defender.

Gareth Southgate stated he had 'no reason' to doubt Maguire's version of the events but the day brought an unexpected twist when the 27-year-old was found guilty in his absence and given a suspended prison sentence.

Maguire has said he will be appealing against the verdict.

His withdrawal from the England squad was then confirmed, Southgate saying the decision was in the 'best interests of all parties.'

Kyle Walker and Danny Ings return to the fold after varying lengths of absence but the continuing evolution of the squad is emphasised by the inclusion of two Manchester starlets.

United striker Mason Greenwood and City midfielder Phil Foden get the chance to stake an early claim to a Euro 2020 place while Premier League newcomer Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United is also in the squad and goalkeeper Dean Henderson, back with Manchester United after an impressive loan at Sheffield United, gets the opportunity to put pressure on Jordan Pickford for the number one jersey.