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Bizarre move as Southgate calls up these three England players for Brazil clash

Gareth Southgate will call up youngsters from Liverpool, Bournemouth and Manchester City ahead of England’s clash with Brazil on Tuesday.

A report from the Telegraph claims that Dominic Solanke of Liverpool, Lewis Cook of Bournemouth and Angus Gunn of Manchester City will all join the England set-up which has recently been hit by a series of injuries to key players.

It really is a sad state of affairs for English football when you have to Google the players being called up to the international squad to make sure they’re actually real people. We honestly do applaud anyone who has heard of Angus Gunn before. Long gone are the days when the likes of Michael Carrick and Jamie Carragher struggled to find themselves a place in the England squad.

However, Southgate was applauded for his bold decision to field an inexperienced team against Germany on Friday during the 0-0 clash at Wembley. Reuben Loftus-Cheek, Jordan Pickford and Tammy Abraham all impressed on their England debuts and look as though they could be stars for the future.

We will hold our breath before we criticize Solanke, Cook or Gunn any further but it is starting to feel as though Southgate has forgotten that he is no longer the U21 boss and can now pick English players who are above the age of 22.

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