Football: Rashford, Townsend in 26-man England squad

Football: Rashford, Townsend in 26-man England squad
Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford gestures during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 20, 2016.
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LONDON - Manchester United's teenage sensation Marcus Rashford and Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend were named in a provisional 26-man England squad for Euro 2016 on Monday.

The uncapped Rashford, 18, has burst onto the scene with United this season, scoring seven goals in 16 games, while Townsend, who made his last England appearance in October, has impressed since joining Newcastle from Tottenham Hotspur in January.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson were both included after recent spells on the sidelines, but there was no place for Wilshere's club-mate Theo Walcott.

Manager Roy Hodgson must reduce his squad to 23 for the tournament in France, which sees England paired with Slovakia, Russia and neighbours Wales in Group B.

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