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Published 22 March 2023 2 min read

England squad updates: Phil Foden ruled out following surgery

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As six England men's teams are in action during March's international window, see the latest squad updates from all of the camps as they happen

2.45pm, Sunday 26 March

Phil Foden has been ruled out of this evening’s UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier with Ukraine following surgery to remove his appendix this morning. 

England manager Gareth Southgate has not called up a replacement, meaning he has 20 players to choose from after the earlier withdrawal of Reece James and Luke Shaw’s suspension.

12pm, Saturday 25 March

Reece James has withdrawn from the England squad and will not feature against Ukraine on Sunday. The full-back has returned to Chelsea for assessment on an ongoing issue.

No replacements are planned as Gareth Southgate’s squad, including the suspended Luke Shaw, continue their preparations at Tottenham Hotspur Training Ground.

3pm, Monday 20 March

Fraser Forster has been added to the England squad following Nick Pope’s withdrawal. 

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper was last with the Three Lions in March 2022 and has six caps to his name since making his debut in 2013.

Pope will remain with Newcastle United after reporting an injury following his club’s win at Nottingham Forest on Friday. 

Marcus Rashford will also miss out on the forthcoming UEFA EURO 2024 qualifiers having picked up a knock during Manchester United’s Emirates FA Cup quarter-final win over Fulham on Sunday. Similarly, Mason Mount will not report for international duty this week as he continues rehabilitation with Chelsea. 

No further replacements are planned and 23 players arrived at St. George’s Park on Monday ahead of fixtures against Italy in Naples on Thursday 23 March and Ukraine at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Sunday 26 March.

2pm, Sunday 19 March

George Abbott of Tottenham Hotspur has been called into the England MU18s squad to play Croatia, Belgium and Switzerland in Pula, Croatia. He replaces his Spurs club mate Jamie Donley in the squad.

11am, Sunday 19 March

Dominic Corness of Liverpool has been called into the England MU20s squad to play Germany, USA and France. He replaces Jamie Bynoe-Gittens of Borussia Dortmund, who has withdrawn from the squad through injury.