Sterling out of Spain and Switzerland ties (photo credit: Reuters)

England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has been ruled out of his country’s squad to face Spain and Switzerland.

It was learned from the Football Association that the 23-year-old has a back problem.

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Concise News understands that Sterling was the only absentee when the Three Lions reported to St George’s Park on Monday.

As a result of Sterling’s absence, England manager Gareth Southgate is with a squad of 22 for Saturday’s Uefa Nations League game against Spain and Tuesday’s friendly against Switzerland.

Full team

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Alex McCarthy (Southampton)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester City) Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)