England football coach Allardyce calls up Antonio for World Cup qualifier

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London, Aug 29 (IANS) New England football head coach Sam Allardyce has named uncapped West Ham winger Michail Antonio in his squad for their 2018 World Cup Group F qualifier against Slovakia on September 4.

It will be Allardyce’s first match in charge since he took over after the Euro 2016 in July.

England lost in the pre-quarter final stage to Iceland in a shock defeat that led to Allardyce replacing Roy Hodgson.

The squad: Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton.

Defenders: Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Phil Jagielka, Danny Rose, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker.

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Michail Antonio, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Wayne Rooney, Raheem Sterling, Theo Walcott.

Strikers: Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy.

–IANS

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