Southgate Caves, Withdraws Harry Maguire From England Squad After Trial

England manager Gareth Southgate has withdrawn Manchester United captain Harry Maguire from the Three Lions squad after being given a suspended prison sentence on the Greek island of Syros.

Defender Maguire, 27, was named in Southgate's latest squad earlier on Tuesday, while his trial was ongoing.

He was found guilty of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and repeated attempts of bribery.

Southgate said withdrawing Maguire was “in the best interests of all parties”.

Maguire was given a jail sentence of 21 months and 10 days, which is suspended for three years, after an altercation on Mykonos.

He said after the verdict he had instructed his legal team “with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing”.

Withdrawing Maguire from the squad five hours later, Southgate said: “As I said earlier today, I reserved the right to review the situation.

“Having spoken to Manchester United and the player, I have made this decision in the best interests of all parties and with consideration of the impact on our preparations for next week.”

New England squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane, Tyrone Mings, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Harry Winks

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Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Mason Greenwood, Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling

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