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Published 28 March 2022 9 min read

Squad updates: Stones joins Saka in leaving England camp

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England Team Operations

Find out the latest updates from all of our England squads as they take on games during the March international window.
7.30pm, Monday 28 March

John Stones
has left the England camp and returned to Manchester City.

Having withdrawn from the starting line-up ahead of Saturday’s 2-1 victory against Switzerland at Wembley, the defender has continued to be assessed. 

After today’s session at Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground, it was decided that Stones would play no part against Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday and has returned to his club as a precaution. 

11am, Friday 25 March

Ronnie Stutter (Chelsea) has withdrawn from the England MU17s squad who are in Luxembourg for U17 EURO elite round qualifiers due to injury. He's been replaced with Dominic Ballard (Southampton)
9am, Friday 25 March

Tariq Lamptey has withdrawn from Lee Carsley’s England MU21s squad through illness.
The Brighton & Hove Albion full back has returned home and will not feature in the forthcoming 2023 UEFA U21 EURO qualifiers against Andorra on Friday 25 March, (7:45pm kick-off) and Albania on Tuesday 29 March (7:45pm kick-off).

5.30pm, Thursday 24 March

Bukayo Saka has left the England camp having tested positive for COVID-19.
The Arsenal player has been isolating from the rest of the squad at St. George’s Park since Wednesday and has now returned home.
No further replacements are planned with a squad of 24 in place for the forthcoming fixtures against Switzerland, an Alzheimer’s Society International, on Saturday 26 March (5.30pm kick-off) and Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday 29 March (7.45pm kick-off) at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.
Sam Johnstone and Bukayo Saka have both had to withdraw from the England squad this camp
Sam Johnstone and Bukayo Saka have both had to withdraw from the England squad this camp
8.30pm, Wednesday 23 March

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been called into the England squad. The 34 year old returns to the Three Lions fold following the withdrawal of Sam Johnstone through illness. Forster has six caps to his name with his last involvement in a squad coming in October 2017.

He joins Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope as the other goalkeepers in the group ahead of the Alzheimer’s Society International against Switzerland on Saturday (26 March, 5.30pm GMT kick-off) and the fixture with Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday (29 March, 7.45pm BST kick-off), with both games at Wembley Stadium connected by EE. 

4pm, Wednesday 23 March

Aimee Claypole (Chelsea) and Araya Dennis (Arsenal) have been withdrawn from the England WU17s squad for their UEFA WU17 EURO qualifiers in Poland. They've been replaced by Mia Enderby (Sheffield United) and Grace Ede (Sunderland). 

1pm, Wednesday 23 March

Jay Stansfield (Fulham) has been called up to join the MU20s squad as a replacement for Tino Anjorin (Huddersfield Town, loan from Chelsea) who has withdrawn through injury. AFC Wimbledon's Ayoub Assal was training with the group but has now returned to his club.

12pm, Tuesday 22 March

Luke Chambers (Liverpool) and Samuel Iling-Junior (Juventus) have withdrawn from the England MU19s squad due to injury and replaced by James Balagizi (Liverpool) and James Norris (Liverpool).

10am, Tuesday 22 March

Shola Shoretire (Manchester United) has been replaced by George Hall (Birmingham City) in the England MU18s squad for their games with Denmark and Sweden. 
England's three new call-ups: Kyle Walker-Peters, Marc Guehi and Tyrick Mitchell
England's three new call-ups: Kyle Walker-Peters, Marc Guehi and Tyrick Mitchell
5pm, Monday 21 March 

Crystal Palace’s Tyrick Mitchell and Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters have been rewarded with their first England senior call-ups. The pair of full-backs will also be joined in the squad by West Bromwich Albion’s Sam Johnstone and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins. This follows the withdrawal of Aaron RamsdaleTrent Alexander-ArnoldReece James and Tammy Abraham through injury.

It will be Mitchell’s first involvement with England at any level while Walker-Peters, a 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup winner, has amassed caps from U18 through to U21 level. 

England host Switzerland on Saturday 26 March (5.30pm kick-off) for an Alzheimer’s Society International before welcoming Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday 29 March (7.45pm kick-off). Both games are at Wembley Stadium connected by EE. 

9am, Monday 21 March

Nathanael Ogbeta (Swansea City) and Leighton Clarkson (Liverpool), pictured above, have been called into the England MU20s squad to play Poland and Germany. They replace Dennis Cirkin (Sunderland), Cameron Archer (Preston North End, loan from Aston Villa) and Jaden Philogene-Bidace (Stoke City, loan from Aston Villa)

11pm, Sunday 20 March

Ben Cisse of West Bromwich Albion has been added to the England MU17s squad for their UEFA elite round qualifiers in Luxembourg, after the withdrawal of Luca Gunter due to injury.