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Ivan Toney named in England squad for Euro qualifiers; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Raheem Sterling out

Ivan Toney has been handed a call-up by England but Raheem Sterling, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben White have all been left out of the squad for this month's Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.

Brentford striker Toney - who has not been capped by England - is the third top scorer in the Premier League with 16 goals, although he could face a lengthy ban in the near future for alleged breaches of the FA's gambling rules. 

But Gareth Southgate said there was no basis on which not to pick the striker, saying: "The fact is that Ivan is available for his club. There hasn't been a trial or any judgement as yet so I don't know on what basis we wouldn't pick him.

"He's playing really well. I like his presence in games and he deserves his opportunity."

Sterling - who missed Chelsea's win over Leicester last weekend - featured in three of England's five matches at the World Cup in December but was not involved in the last-16 win over Senegal after flying home following a break-in at his home.

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