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Three Lions Confirmation For Butland

Jack Butland

JACK BUTLAND has been named in Gareth Southgate’s final England squad for the forthcoming UEFA Nations League Finals.

The Potters number one is included in the Three Lions’ 23-man squad as they look to secure the country’s first major piece of silverware since the World Cup in 1966.

Butland is one of three goalkeepers called up by Southgate with Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Burnley’s Tom Heaton also earning spots within the group.

The squad, which includes the likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli, will be whittled down to 24 prior to departure for Portugal in June.

The Three Lions will take in two matches after securing qualification through to the semi-finals of the competition, with the Netherlands standing in their way of a place in the showpiece Final.

They take on Ronald Koeman’s men in Guimaraes on Thursday 6 June ahead of a second game, either the Final or Third/Fourth Place Play-Off, on Sunday 9 June.

England’s 23-man squad:

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Keane (Everton), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Jordan Pickford (Everton) , Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth).

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