England football coach Allardyce calls up Antonio for World Cup qualifier

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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