FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Smith Rowe called up to England squad, Ward-Prowse ruled out

Rashford has opted to remain with Manchester United to focus on regaining full fitness while Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse will miss out due to illness.

The FA said that Smith-Rowe, who has scored four goals in 11 Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season and was part of its Under-21 side, had reported to the senior team's camp.   -  REUTERS

Arsenal forward Emile Smith Rowe has received his first call up to the England senior squad while Mason Mount, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, James Ward-Prowse have not reported for duty, the country's Football Association (FA) said on Monday.

Forward Rashford has opted to remain with Manchester United to focus on regaining full fitness while Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse will miss the team's World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino due to illness.

Chelsea midfielder Mount will be monitored after his arrival at St George's Park was delayed because of recent dental surgery while United left back Shaw is following concussion protocol following a head injury in the 2-0 loss to Manchester City.

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The FA said that Smith-Rowe, who has scored four goals in 11 Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season and was part of its Under-21 side, had reported to the senior team's camp.

England sits top of Group I with 20 points from eight games, three points ahead of Poland. It hosts Albania on November 12 and plays San Marino away three days later.

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