Dele Alli called up by England, despite threat of ban

England have called up Dele Alli for the final round of World Cup qualifiers, despite the Tottenham midfielder potentially facing a ban.

Alli is the subject of a FIFA probe after he was caught on camera raising a one-fingered salute during England's 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley earlier this month.

Amid suggestions his gesture was aimed at referee Clement Turpin, Alli explained that it was in fact directed towards his former Spurs team-mate Kyle Walker.

Fabian Delph and Fraser Forster have earned international recalls for the fixtures against Slovenia and Lithuania. England need to win either match in order to guarantee qualification for Russia 2018.

England squad in full: 

Jack Butland (Stoke City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (West Ham), Jordan Pickford (Everton); Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Michael Keane (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City); Dele Alli (Tottenham), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool); Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool).

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