Dele Alli included in England squad despite possible Federation Internationale de Football Association ban

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"We run the risk of looking a shambles because he could get withdrawn again", England manager Gareth Southgate said.

The fact England are preparing on Friday to name Alli for next week's qualifiers with Slovenia and Lithuania indicates they believe Federation Internationale de Football Association will indeed be lenient.

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph is given a recall.

The Three Lions will host Slovenia at Wembley on October 5, and will play Lithuania in Vilnius three days later.

"Nothing at the moment, so we have put him in the squad", Southgate told a news conference after unveiling his squad at their St George's Park training base in Burton, central England. "Our hope, obviously, is that common sense prevails and that he is available for our matches, but we have to wait and see on that".

"So we have had a good conversation with the club, but more importantly for me was the conversation I had with him. We hope to have him available".

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Even if Alli can not play next week, Southgate wants to keep the Spurs man integrated in his squad given his status as one of England's key players.

Nathaniel Chalobah, Danny Welbeck and Tom Heaton - members of the last squad - also miss out through injury.

Southampton keeper Fraser Forster joined Delph as the only changes to the squad, with Everton's Michael Keane also included despite concerns over a foot complaint.

Fellow striker Jamie Vardy was not included in the squad as he recovers from a hip injury and Southgate said that the 30-year-old had been playing through pain and would benefit from a rest during the two-week global break.

England need two points to guarantee their place at the World Cup finals next summer.