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Tottenham's Kane, Walker, Townsend named in England squad

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As expected, Harry Kane gets his first call-up to the England national team for the upcoming Euro Championship qualifiers.

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In one of the worst-kept secrets in the history of ever, Harry Kane received his first call-up for the England national team today. England manager Roy Hodgson tapped three Tottenham players: Kane, Kyle Walker, and Andros Townsend, to represent their country in two Euro Championship qualifying matches later this month.

Kane's call-up was expected after he has essentially taken the Premier League by storm this spring. Kane has scored 26 goals in 42 matches this season for Tottenham, 16 in the Premier League, and is behind only Diego Costa (18 EPL goals) and Sergio Aguero (17) on the Premier League scoring leaders list.

England hosts Lithuania at Wembley Stadium on Friday, March 27, and travels to Italy to take on the Azzuri on Tuesday, March 31.

Here is Hodgson's 24-man squad. Please don't break our players, Roy.

Goalkeepers
Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City)

Defenders
Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders
Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

Forwards
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)