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

FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2016 file photo, England's Marcus Rashford runs during the International friendly soccer match between England and Australia at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England. Marcus Rashford is going to the European Championship with England, barely three months after the 18-year-old striker made his senior debut with Manchester United. Rashford scored three minutes into his England debut in Friday’s 2-1 win over Australia and he made the cut on Tuesday, May 31 for the final 23-man Euro 2016 squad.  (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, file)

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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