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Gomez, Loftus-Cheek, Abraham win first England call-ups

Gomez, Loftus-Cheek, Abraham win first England call-ups

Having already secured their qualification to the World Cup finals in Russian Federation next year, the Three Lions are scheduled to face Brazil and Germany in friendly fixtures over the upcoming global break.

Abraham is now on loan at Swansea City, from Premier League champions, Chelsea.

Abraham, who has featured at youth level for England, is also eligible to play for Nigeria.

He is joined in the squad by fellow untested players Ruben Loftus-Cheek, another who left Chelsea in the summer after joining Crystal Palace, and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.

Abraham, who is on loan at Swansea, received his first call-up along with his Chelsea club-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek, now on loan at Crystal Palace, and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.

Abraham, 20, has scored five goals in 13 games for Swansea this season.

"We're in a position now where we've qualified for the World Cup and we always wanted to look at the team and how we want it to evolve", said Southgate "This is an opportunity to look at new players and a different way of playing and I think the beauty of my position is that I know the young players in the system".

"We want to play with wing-backs".

Southgate said he resisted the temptation to experiment while World Cup qualification was still uncertain but, with a place at next summer's tournament now assured, he has shuffled his pack.

Clement who was an assistant manager at Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, expressed delight that Abraham finally got his first call-up.

Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Manchester United defender Chris Smalling were not included in the 25-man squad.

He added:"It's very pleasing news to see someone we've brought to the club on loan rewarded with his first call-up", said Clement.