Marcus Rashford Withdraws From England 25-man Squad For 2024 Euros Qualifiers

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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has withdrawn from England 2024 Euro qualifiers squad after picking a knock in the FA Cup.

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford withdraws from England Euros 2024 Qualifiers after picking a knock in FA Cup quarterfinal Vs Fulham

Marcus Rashford withdrawal from the squad has dealt a big blow to Gareth Southgate ahead of England’s double header during the international break.

The Three Lions are set to begin their journey to Euros 2024 against Italy and Ukraine during the international break.

Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, and Harry Kane were among Gareth Southgate’s 22-man squad called for the games.

Now, Marcus Rashford has withdrawn from the squad after he picked up a knock in Manchester United’s last game before the break.

The Red Devils clashed with Fulham in the FA Cup quarterfinal before the international break.

Rashford attended to by Man United medical staff after picking a knock Vs Fulham

Fulham imploded with three red cards in a space of a minute after taking the lead against Manchester United early in the second half.

Mitrovic gave the visitors the lead in the 50th minute before he and one of his teammates were issued a straight red card in the game.

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After the red cards, Manchester United fired a quickfire double to turn the game on its head.

Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring after converting a spot-kick, while Marcel Sabitzer doubled the lead two minutes after.

Late in the game, Fernandez hit a stoppage-time goal to bag his brace and seal the win.

However, the victory came at a cost of an injury challenge for the Red Devils. Marcus Rashford was injured in the 50th minute in the build-up to Mitrovic’s opener.

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford has scored 15 goals in 51 appearances for the Three Lions of England

The prolific forward picked up a hamstring injury in the game and forged on until the 83rd minute when he was subbed off for Fred.

After the injury, the FA confirmed Marcus Rashford would not be available for the Three Lions in the double header clash against Italy and Ukraine during the international break.

As of the time of filing this report, the extent of Marcus Rashford’s injury is yet to be ascertained but it has been confirmed he will not be available for selection after the knock.

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Marcus Rashford has been prolific for Manchester United this season. He has scored 30 goals for the club in all competitions this season and was among Gareth Southgate’s top choice for England Euros 2024 qualifiers.

Marcus Rashford has 15 goals in his 51 appearances for England national team.

Manchester United confirmed the withdrawal in a club statement but have hope Rashford would return to full action when the Premier League returns in April.

The club’s medical team is yet to determine the severity and seriousness of the injury.

Meanwhile, other Manchester United players that have made Gareth Southgate’s squad are Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.

Full List

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Ben Chilwell, Eric Dier, Marc Guehi, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice

Forwards: Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney

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Fixtures and how to watch

The three Lions will kick off their campaign against Italy on Thursday 23 March before taking on Ukraine on Sunday 26. The match will be streamed live on beIN SPORTS and other online streaming platforms.

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