England manager Gareth Southgate has released his roster for two England national team matches next week, and as we expected-slash-feared, Harry Kane has been called up. Kane, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, and Eric Dier are all a part of Southgate’s side that will play Scotland in World Cup Qualifying as well as a friendly against Spain.
We probably shouldn’t be surprised that Kane made the squad. He just went 70 minutes today against Arsenal, and he looked rusty. As much as we rail against international football (and it is bad), this can be viewed as an opportunity for Kane to get some fitness minutes next week. What would be awful is if Southgate decides to play him for extended minutes in both matches and breaks him again.
Dele Alli, who injured his knee in Tottenham training, recently, was left at home.
Elsewhere, Belgium also announced their international break roster, and the usual non-injured Belgians, i.e. Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen, have been called up by Roberto Martinez.
In addition, Hugo Lloris was called up by France, Christian Eriksen has been named to Denmark’s roster, and Vincent Janssen will join his Dutch teammates.
Edit: and one more! Tottenham’s 18-year old center back Cameron Carter-Vickers has been called up to the USA Men’s National Team — his first senior level call-up! Congrats to Cameron!