Date: 31st May 2016 at 1:29pm
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Manchester United’s 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford has been named in Roy Hodgson’s final 23-man England squad for Euro 2016, but Danny Drinkwater, Andros Townsend and Fabian Delph have missed the cut.

Rashford only made his Three Lions debut on Friday against Australia after being a surprise inclusion in the initial 26-man squad, but after scoring in the second minute Hodgson has decided to take the forward, who scored eight goals in 18 appearances for United this term, to France.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is also included despite worries over his fitness, but Drinkwater, despite winning the Premier League title with Leicester City, has failed to make the squad, with Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend, who was one of the stars of qualification, also being left at home.

England play their final warm-up match for the European Championships against Portugal at Wembley on Thursday, before they face Russia on June 11, Wales on June 16 and then Slovakia on June 20 as they look to win their first major trophy in 50 years.

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph was in the original 26-man squad, but was placed on the standby list because of injury, meaning that just two players would be left disappointed when the final squad was announced.

27 May 2016 Friendly International Football Match - England v Australia : Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring the opening goal for England. Photo: Mark Leech

Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring on his debut for England against Australia. Photo: Mark Leech/Offside.

England’s Euro 2016 squad:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Tom Heaton (Burnley).

Defenders: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).

Strikers: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).

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