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Euro 2016: Manchester United’s Teenage Striker, Rashford, Sturridge Make England squad

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last, Manchester United’s teenage striker, Marcus Rashford and his Liverpool counterpart, Daniel Sturridge have been named in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man England squad for the 2016 European Championship in France.

The 18-year old Rashford, scored on his international debut in the 2-1 friendly victory over Australia last Friday.

England will face Portugal in their last Euro 2016 warm-up match Thursday.

Hodgson’s side begin their campaign in France by playing Russia on 11th June, before meeting Wales on 16th June and Slovakia on 20th June, 2016.

Rashford, who signed a new four-year contract with Man U Monday, made his first-team debut on February 25; scored eight goals in 18 club games to earn an international call-up.

His counterpart, Sturridge, 26, missed England’s last two friendly matches but took part in Monday training session.

Sturridge also trained at Watford’s training ground Tuesday, along with Liverpool team-mate Jordan Henderson and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. The trios were considered fully fit.

However, the Newcastle United’s Andros Townsend and Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater could not make the list.


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