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England boss Roy Hodgson names his final 23 for France

Strikers Marcus Rashford and Daniel Sturridge have made Roy Hodgson’s final 23-man England squad for Euro 2016 but winger Andros Townsend and midfielders Danny Drinkwater and Fabian Delph failed to make the cut.

England are taking five forwards to the 24-team tournament in France with Sturridge selected despite doubts over a calf problem which forced him to miss Friday’s friendly win over Australia.

The 18-year-old Rashford, who signed a new long-term deal with Manchester United on Monday, became the youngest player to score on his England debut in the game against Australia at the Stadium of Light.

Delph pulled out of the squad with an injury last week and Ross Barkley was preferred to Drinkwater.

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Fraser Forster (Southampton)

Defenders: John Stones (Everton), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Danny Rose (Tottenham);

Midfiedlers: Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), James Milner (Liverpool)

Forwards: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham).


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