The Three Lions had to make updates for the first International games since their FIFA World Cup run back in 2022.

England will begin their quest to secure a spot in the 2024 UEFA Euro with some key absences in their initial roster following a series of unfortunate events prior to their first matches in 2023.

The Three Lions' boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed that three players he had considered to play for the National Team will not be around for their matches against Italy and Ukraine, with the clash against the UEFA Euro winners taking place on Thursday and the game against Ukraine scheduled for Sunday.

Southgate's absences for this international break will include goalkeeper Nick Pope, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, and Chelsea's midfielder Mason Mount.

Pope withdrew from the squad after picking up an injury against Nottingham Forest on Friday, while Rashford was ruled out after being handed a knock in Manchester United's win against Fulham on Sunday. As for Mount, Chelsea's player had been called up despite being injured prior for a while, meaning that the English FA wanted to check his status before making a decision about his involvement with the national team.

England will be facing their upcoming games with only 23 players, as Rashford and Mount will not be replaced by Southgate. The only addition to the Three Lions' roster will be Fraser Forster, according to a press release by the English FA.

The English side will be playing their first international matches since being eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals back in December. Southgate's men were drawn in Group C of the UEFA Euro Qualifiers alongside Italy, Ukraine, North Macedonia, and Malta.