Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount, and Nick Pope have left the England team
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount and Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope withdrew from England’s squad for Euro 2024 qualifiers this month.
Rashford suffered a concussion during his team’s victory over Fulham on Sunday in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Pope, who has 10 caps, was injured in Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest on Friday.
Mount is also recovering from an injury and will remain with Chelsea.
England manager Gareth Southgate had named him in the initial 25-man squad but Chelsea boss Graham Potter said afterwards that the 24-year-old would not be included in the international squad.
Mount has not featured for Chelsea since February with a pubic bone injury and missed Saturday’s Premier League draw against Everton.
Rashford has been in fine form for Manchester United this season, scoring 27 goals in total, including 19 since returning from the World Cup in Qatar, where he found the net three times in five appearances for England.
Tottenham goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 35, has been called up to replace Pope.
Forster won his last six caps for England in 2016, although he made two friendlies last season.
“There are no plans to replace any more players and 23 players arrived at St George’s Park on Monday,” the England statement said.
Before playing Ukraine at Wembley on March 26, Southgate’s team will travel to Italy on March 23.