Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League matches in the month of September. England will face Italy 23 September and Germany on 26 September in the final matches of Nations League 2022 Group stage. These matches will also serve as a preparation for FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This squad is Southgate’s last before the World Cup in November. The Nations League matches in September is an opportunity for players to break into the manager’s plans for the World Cup in November.
England UEFA Nations League 2022 squad
Why is Marcus Rashford not in the England squad for UEFA Nations League 2022 ?
Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford missed out to be a part of England squad due to his injury. He has been very impressive under the new manager Erik Ten Hag. Rashford has gained his permanent place in the playing 11 of the club. Rashford las played for his country in the Euro 2020 final where they were defeated by Italy in July 2021. He was overlooked by Southgate for Nations League matches after failing to impress for United.
Rashford has three goals and two assists in his name so far this season. Therefore, he was all set to be recalled to the England squad for UEFA Nations League 2022 matches in the month of September.