England: Roy Hodgson delays naming squad for qualifiers

Roy Hodgson watched the England cricket team train at The Oval last week
Roy Hodgson, left, watched the England cricket team train at The Oval last week

England manager Roy Hodgson has delayed naming his squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland until after next weekend's Premier League matches.

The 68-year-old had planned to announce his selection on Tuesday, but will now wait until Sunday.

Hodgson's side visit San Marino on 5 September and host Switzerland three days later.

Four points will secure qualification to next summer's tournament in France.

Hodgson said: "We have a large of number of players that still need confirming regarding availability and fitness.

"Rather than selecting a larger squad now, we will wait for the games at the weekend before choosing around 23 players who are definitely available."

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