Rice in line for England call-up on Wednesday

Former Irish international expected to be named in England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

 West Ham’s Declan Rice is set for his first England call-up. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

West Ham’s Declan Rice is set for his first England call-up. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

 

Newly-eligible Declan Rice is in line for his first England call-up on Wednesday as Gareth Southgate continues to look to the future.

While this summer’s inaugural Nations League Finals loom large, attention first turns to the Euro 2020 qualification as the Three Lions kick-off the year against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

Southgate names his England squad for the upcoming Group A openers at St George’s Park tomorrow, when West Ham midfielder Rice is set to be called up after seeing his international switch from the Republic of Ireland ratified by Fifa last week.

The 20-year-old, who was born in London and has Irish grandparents, considers himself “to be of mixed nationality” and played for the Republic’s youth teams before representing them three times at senior level.

But those three appearances all came in friendly internationals, allowing West Ham academy graduate Rice to switch to England.

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