Defoe Back In England Squad

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Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe has been recalled to the England squad by manager Gareth Southgate.

The 34-year-old striker has been in outstanding for this season, scoring 14 league goals so far. Injuries to Kane and Rooney also aided in his recall.

The last time Defoe featured for the three lions was in 2013, but he’ll now be available for the friendly against Germany and the world cup qualifier against Lithuania.

Marcus Rashford is also in the squad and Jamie Vardy is the third striker called up to the team.

James Ward-Prowse and Redmond earned their first call up to the three lions. With uncapped Michael Keane and Michail Antonio also making the squad.

England squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Phil Jones, Michael Keane, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Michail Antonio, Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Adam Lallana, Jesse Lingard, Jake Livermore, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Nathan Redmond, Raheem Sterling, James Ward-Prowse

Forwards: Jermain Defoe, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford



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