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Soccer News of Wednesday, 24 May 2023


Super Eagles target Eberechi Eze to make first England appearance; replaces Sterling

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Super Eagles target Eberechi Eze has been named in England’s squad for their 2024 Euro Qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia.

He replaces Raheem Sterling in the squad who was excluded from the squad after talks with boss Gareth Southgate.

Eze has been in good form this season, scoring six goals in his last eight Premier League matches.

England faces Malta in Ta' Qali on 16 June, before playing North Macedonia at Old Trafford three days later.

The Three Lions top the early Group C table after beating Italy and Ukraine in their opening two qualifying matches in March.

Explaining the reasons behind his decision to leave out Sterling, Southgate said: "He is not happy with his condition physically, carrying a hamstring problem. He wasn't really in consideration.