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International Football news: England, france, and Ireland squad for November fixtures

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The November club football break is upon us and the international football will be played over the next two weeks, here is the list of some countries that have announced their squad for the November fixtures. Keep refreshing to know the latest countries to announce theirs.

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ENGLAND 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

England squad for the November international football has been announced with some big name return and some missing out due to playing time at club level.

Gareth Southgate has left Manchester United pair Jesse Lingard and Jadon Sancho out of his England squad for the Three Lions’ final 2022 World Cup qualifiers later this month.

England are set to face Albania at Wembley and San Marino away on 12 and 15 November respectively as they look to clinch their place at next year’s showpiece with a likely four points all that is needed to seal their spot at Qatar.

Rashford is back for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery following the Euro 2020 final and has started his comeback impressively, scoring three goals in five games for United.

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Sancho and Rashford’s club team-mate Jesse Lingard misses out on Gareth Southgate’s squad, as do Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier and AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori.

Harry Maguire, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James are back for this month’s fixtures after recovering from injury, and Jude Bellingham also returns after being left out last time.

Manchester United forward Greenwood is absent again and there is no place for in-form Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe

Lingard has also been unable to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans having returned to United from a successful loan with West Ham, instead being forced to settle for cameos off the bench.

Captain Harry Kane keeps his place despite his poor form at club level for Tottenham, as does Tyrone Mings who was recently dropped by Aston Villa.

The England squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (AS Roma), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, England manager Southgate said: “It’s always difficult (to pick a squad) because we’ve got so much competition for places and we had quite a few players missing last time, which means you bring others in. Then you’ve got more decisions to make.

“Also, some young players who are playing well who haven’t quite made the squad.

“So, we’ve kept a reasonable amount of consistency, really, with the groups that they were with in the summer. They did so well, we’re only five international games on from that.

“But also there are players pushing that group really strongly.”

FRANCE 🇫🇷

France manager Didier Deschamps on Thursday announced his squad to face Finland, Portugal and Sweden in upcoming friendly and UEFA Nations League clashes.

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N’Golo Kanté returns after missing the Nations League semi-final and final through injury while in-form Leipzig winger Christopher Nkunku is a notable omission.null

With Raphael Varane out injured for a few weeks, France coach Didier Deschamps recalled Kurt Zouma on Thursday for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

During his press conference announcing his France squad for the upcoming international break, Didier Deschamps addressed his omission of in-form Leipzig winger Christopher Nkunku from his squad.

His words transcribed in RMC Sport, the France manager explained that although Nkunku is being watched by him and his staff, his priority is to keep continuity in the team with regard to past squad lists this year.

The former Paris Saint-Germain notably impressed against his former club yesterday, opening the scoring for his fifth Champions League goal in four games this season.

“He’s a player that we’re following. He could have been in there, he is doing interesting things which were confirmed last night. He’s not here, but he’s one of the serious candidates who can aspire to have this opportunity. I can only encourage him to continue.”

“For this squad list. my reasoning is that of continuity with regard to what’s been working well, to maintain the confidence of the players who were here in the last international break.”

Full France squad to face Kazakhstan and Finland

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain), Benoit Costil (Bordeaux), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton), Leo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Jules Kounde (Sevilla), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Kurt Zouma (West Ham)

Midfielders: Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille, on loan from Arsenal), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurelien Tchouameni (Monaco)

Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

IRELAND 🇮🇪

The Irish FA has announced the Squad for the home FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers against Lithuania and Italy later this month.

The Northern Ireland senior men’s team manager has given a first senior call-up to young Nottingham Forest striker Dale Taylor, who has previously played extensively at underage level for his country.

And completely new to the Northern Ireland set-up is Reading goalkeeper Luke Southwood.

Taylor, who turns 18 next month, has been making waves at Forest since joining the EFL Championship side from Linfield in the summer of 2020. He has played for the club’s U18s and U23s and put in some top notch performances. 

He also no doubt came to the attention of Ian Baraclough when he starred for Northern Ireland’s U21s in a friendly against Scotland back in June. He scored a peach of a goal in a 2-1 win in Dumbarton.

Baraclough has named a 25-strong panel for the games against the Lithuanians on Friday 12 November and the Italians on Monday 15 November at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

Returning for this month’s double header are the Evans brothers – Leicester City defender Jonny and Sunderland midfielder Corry – who both had to withdraw from the squad ahead of last month’s away qualifiers against Switzerland and Bulgaria due to injury.

Preston North End midfielder Ali McCann, who missed October’s double header through injury, is back in the fold, too.

Also called up to the senior squad again is midfielder Ethan Galbraith, who has been captaining Northern Ireland’s Under-21s of late. Galbraith has been impressing at Doncaster Rovers this season after going to the EFL League One side on loan from Manchester United.

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Northern Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers at home to Lithuania and Italy:

Goalkeepers – Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Sheffield Wednesday, on loan from Burnley), Conor Hazard (Celtic), Luke Southwood (Reading).

Defenders – Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Shane Ferguson (Rotherham United), Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United), Daniel Ballard (Millwall, on loan from Arsenal), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Ciaron Brown (Cardiff City), Conor Bradley (Liverpool).

Midfielders – Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Sunderland), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Millwall), Jordan Thompson (Stoke City), Jordan Jones (Wigan Athletic), Alistair McCann (Preston North End), Ethan Galbraith (Doncaster Rovers, on loan from Manchester United).

Forwards – Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United, on loan from Cardiff City), Dale Taylor (Nottingham Forest).

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