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Southgate Names First England Squad Since World Cup for Spain, Switzerland Matches

England will play Spain in the new UEFA Nations League before facing Switzerland in a friendly.
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England manager Gareth Southgate has recalled Manchester United defender Luke Shaw and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez to the Three Lions squad for the national team's first action since the World Cup as they prepare to face Spain in the new UEFA Nations League at Wembley.

The same 23-man squad will then play a friendly against Switzerland at Leicester's King Power Stadium a few days later.

Shaw has only played once for England since 2015 but has enjoyed a strong start to the club season despite Manchester United's ongoing troubles, while Gomez will be hoping to add to the three caps he has won since making his senior debut last year.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana and Burnley's James Tarkowski have also been recalled, as has uncapped Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill are notable omissions following their respective international retirements, while Phil Jones and Nick Pope have both been left out due to injury.

Full 23-Man England Squad for Spain & Switzerland Games:

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GOALKEEPERS: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Alex McCarthy (Southampton), Jordan Pickford (Everton)

DEFENDERS: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

MIDFIELDERS: Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

FORWARDS: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

England will play further UEFA Nations League fixtures later this year when they face Croatia and Spain away from home in October, before hosting the Croatians at Wembley in November.

Whichever of the trip finishes top of the mini three-team league will advance to the 2018/19 Nations League Finals. Last place will mean relegation from League A to League B next time.