Squad updates: Stones joins Saka in leaving England camp
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Having withdrawn from the starting line-up ahead of Saturday’s 2-1 victory against Switzerland at Wembley, the defender has continued to be assessed.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.
Ronnie Stutter (Chelsea) has withdrawn from the England MU17s squad who are in Luxembourg for U17 EURO elite round qualifiers due to injury.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)
Tariq Lamptey has withdrawn from Lee Carsley’s England MU21s squad through illness.
5.30pm, Thursday 24 March
Bukayo Saka has left the England camp having tested positive for COVID-19.
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Aimee Claypole (Chelsea) and Araya Dennis (Arsenal) have been withdrawn from the England WU17s squad for their UEFA WU17 EURO qualifiers in Poland. They've been replaced by Mia Enderby (Sheffield United) and Grace Ede (Sunderland).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been called up to join the MU20s squad as a replacement for Tino Anjorin (Huddersfield Town, loan from Chelsea) who has withdrawn through injury.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Luke Chambers (Liverpool) and Samuel Iling-Junior (Juventus) have withdrawn from the England MU19s squad due to injury and replaced by James Balagizi (Liverpool) and James Norris (Liverpool).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Shola Shoretire (Manchester United) has been replaced by George Hall (Birmingham City) in the England MU18s squad for their games with Denmark and Sweden.
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 Ramsdale, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece 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.
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