Nigerian-born Abraham gets first England call-up

Joe Gomez has made eight Premier League appearances for Liverpool at full back this season

Striker Abraham who some weeks back caught the fancy of Amaju Pinnick, the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has scored four of Swansea's seven league goals this season.

England is starting to prepare for the World Cup in June with a pair of friendlies at Wembley Stadium.

Another Chelsea loanee, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, has been gaining valuable experience under former Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace, and he too is called up for the first time.

Abraham was included on Thursday in England's squad for friendlies against Germany and Brazil at Wembley next week, and Clement said the on-loan Chelsea player had the characteristics to cope with the demands of global football. "His all-round game is developing, including back-to-goal and defensive positioning".

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And England manager Gareth Southgate has chose to hand the 20-year old his first call-up for the double header friendlies this November. There is also no place for Chris Smalling but his Manchester United teammate Ashley Young is recalled, while Jesse Lingard is included despite limping out of the Champions League win over Benfica.

Southgate's men booked their place in the tournament last month and he will use the friendlies as a chance to experiment with his squad.

"I don't know how you can get in an England squad without getting in an Arsenal team".

However, he added: "There is no question about his ability, his football brain or personality, we just need to see him playing before he comes back in because unfortunately there has been a history of injuries".

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