Southgate focusing on football despite Russian Federation concerns

Ex-Maidenhead United loanee called up to England squad

Ex-Maidenhead United loanee called up to England squad

And the only thing at this stage that is of highest importance is the safety and security of our players and absolutely of our travelling supporters. I have to give them the facts, allay fears and make sure they and their families are safe.

"We need to find out a bit more about them because if we lose one of our more experienced players then we will need them to fill the void, but Nick's form has warranted his place in the squad".

"I will always be aware of what's going on in the world but my focus has to be on the things I can control".

Southgate has given maiden call-ups to Burnley pair James Tarkowski and Nick Pope, Swansea's Alfie Mawson and Bournemouth's Lewis Cook.

Southgate said he would brief the squad on the Russian situation when they gather at St George's Park next week ahead of the fixtures with Holland and Italy, and dismissed wilder concerns about possible attempts to contaminate food at hotels used by the England team as they travel across Russia.

"It wasn't so much on the senior radar because I'm always conscious of what would that have meant for Harry Winks, for Lewis Cook, for Nathaniel Chalobah, who have been in our system all the way through".

1990s Rapper Craig Mack Dead at 46
Bad Boy was a close family, "brothers and sisters by love and not blood", Joyce said, and Mack was an integral part of that. Craig sadly suffered from heart failure and passed away near his home in SC on March 12, Alvin revealed to the Daily News .

The midfielder earned a recall into the England squad this week after managing to prove his fitness to Southgate with his performances for Arsenal.

"It is part of our World Cup bingo that we have got going on", he said with a smile.

However, Chelsea captain Gary Cahill is one of those to pay for a lack of game time at club level as he is left out.

Kane, of course, is the most notable absentee with the ankle injury that will keep England's only genuine world class talent on the sidelines until next month.

Tottenham teammate Dele Alli has been included and Southgate says he will speak to the midfielder - and the rest of the players - about diving, with the 21-year-old caught up in a number of controversies this season.

Meanwhile, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino expects star striker Kane to be available for their English Premier League run-in. "It is important whenever there is speculation and uncertainty that you put it into context for everybody".

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