Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace has been called up to the England squad for the first time for the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Eberechi Eze has been called up for the first time to the England squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia next month.
After conversations with manager Gareth Southgate, Chelsea attacker Raheem Sterling was left out by mutual decision.
However, attacking midfielder Eze has been rewarded for his recent play at Crystal Palace, where he has scored six goals in his previous eight Premier League games.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Tyrone Mings, and Lewis Dunk have been called up as well.
Dunk, whose sole prior cap came against the United States in 2018, rejoins the squad after helping Brighton qualify for Europe for the first time in club history.
Manchester City’s quintet of John Stones, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, and Kalvin Phillips are included but will arrive late due to their involvement in the Champions League final against Inter Milan on June 10.
The same is true for West Ham captain Declan Rice, who will face Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final on June 7th.
England will play Malta at Ta’ Qali on Friday, June 16, before facing North Macedonia three days later at Old Trafford.
The Three Lions lead Group C after defeating Italy and Ukraine in their first two qualifying matches in March.