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18 Year-Old Kobbie Mainoo Get’s First England Call Up

todayMarch 19, 2024 4

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Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo has received his first call-up to the England squad for the upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Belgium.

18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo earned a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s senior squad after initially being named in the Under-21s.

England play Brazil on Saturday and Belgium on 26 March – both at Wembley – their final games before Southgate names his squad for Euro 2024.

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The rest of the 26-man squad reported to St George’s Park on Tuesday.

England capped Manchester United academy graduate Mainoo at under-17, under-18 and under-19 level.

The Stockport-born teenager made his first Manchester United start against Everton in November and has gone on to make a further 19 appearances.

He scored his first goal for the club in a FA Cup fourth-round win at Newport at the end of January, before netting a late winner against Wolves in the Premier League four days later.

Newcastle forward Anthony Gordon and Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite were among the players to arrive at St George’s Park after earning their first senior call-ups.

Brentford striker Ivan Toney features for the first time since completing an eight-month ban for breaching Football Association betting rules in January.

England Squad

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders: Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), Harry Maguire (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Kyle Walker (Man City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Ajax), James Maddison (Tottenham), Declan Rice (Arsenal), Kobbie Mainoo (Man Utd)

Forwards: Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Phil Foden (Man City), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), Cole Palmer (Chelsea), Marcus Rashford (Man United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

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