Ross Barkley has been called up to the England squad.

The two matches this squad will play are the friendly away at Germany on Wednesday March 22, and then the World Cup qualifier at home to Lithuania on Sunday March 26.

England are currently top of Group 4 with 10 points from their four matches.

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Billy Dean
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ganistukSurprised Davies was not in the U21's though, as he is at least (at the moment) a regular starter for a top-half-of-the-table Premier league club, whereas some of the U21's are either on loan at lower division clubs or nowhere near their parent club first-team. He was plucked from the U19s to train with the full squad last year, so thought they may look to move him up a level.

I think the U19s have important qualifiers whereas U21s just friendlies. He's U19 captain.

Caolam
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ganistukSurprised Davies was not in the U21's though, as he is at least (at the moment) a regular starter for a top-half-of-the-table Premier league club, whereas some of the U21's are either on loan at lower division clubs or nowhere near their parent club first-team. He was plucked from the U19s to train with the full squad last year, so thought they may look to move him up a level. Does seem a bit strange unless they have already made their minds up on him and he will go straight into the senior squad when he has played enough premier… Read more »
ganistuk
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longersIt would have been ridiculous to put Davies straight into England squad. He's not done enough to warrant it yet, he's only started like 10 or so games in his entire career ! Took Rooney about 30 odd matches before he got his first cap and he was a friggin worldbeater. Surprised Davies was not in the U21's though, as he is at least (at the moment) a regular starter for a top-half-of-the-table Premier league club, whereas some of the U21's are either on loan at lower division clubs or nowhere near their parent club first-team. He was plucked from… Read more »
The binman chronicles
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Probably the worst time for Barkley to go back into the snake pit with only a year and a bit left on his contract. You can just imagine them giving him career advice, 'come play for one of the ssssssuper teamss Rossssss'.

When really they should be saying 'you know Jack Rodwell…'

However I am pleased for Ross to be recognised and hopefully that will further boost his confidence. I'm also happy for Defoe but surely he will be past it by next Summer, in which case what's the point.

Khalekan
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I see that Lingaard fellow is in the squad.

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