Gareth Southgate confirms his England squad for Euro 2020 with seven stars axed

Don’t wait around for updates – sign up for our daily football email newsletter today!

Gareth Southgate has named his 26-man England squad in his pursuit of Euro 2020 glory – with Ben White, Mason Greenwood and Jesse Lingard left out from the provisional offering.

The World Cup semi-finalists will take on Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic at Wembley before the knock-out stages get started, each fixture coming at Wembley.

Southgate had named a 33-man larger group that met up earlier this week, with friendlies to come against Austria tomorrow and Romania on Sunday both at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough.

The former Boro boss had the unenviable task of cutting seven players following the Champions League and Europa League finals, with the fitness of Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson further worries.

While all 24 qualified countries have named provisional squads, UEFA set a deadline of June 1 for the final details with the tournament kicking off on Friday, June 11.

Earlier in the day, Greenwood was withdrawn from squad by Manchester United, who revealed that an underlying injury has left him needing time to recover.

In addition, it was first reported earlier on Tuesday how Lingard had not made the final 26, despite his fine form firing West Ham into top-four contention.

A late U-turn was then reported over Alexander-Arnold attending the major tournament, delighting Liverpool-supporting England fans.

The unfortunate players are the aforementioned White, Greenwood and Lingard, as well as Aaron Ramsdale, Ben Godfrey, Ollie Watkins and James Ward-Prowse.

England's confirmed Euro 2020 squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford.

Defenders: Trent Alexender-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyron Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling

Don't miss a thing with our football updates!

Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?

Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!

From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox – don't miss a thing.

How do you sign up?

It only takes a matter of seconds.

Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.

And that's it, job done. You'll receive an email with all of the top news stories every single morning.

You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here.

There are some caveats to the selection, with unlimited replacements before the first match of the tournament should there be any serious injuries or illnesses – including Covid-19 scares.

Goalkeepers can even be replaced during the tournament in the event of 'physical incapacity' even if the national side still has two fit goalkeepers at their disposal.

However, a player that has been replaced will be out of the squad for good.

READ MORE: Champions League WAGs pictured from bikini model to ballet dancer

READ MORE: Jake Paul named third-highest earning boxer after making £14million

  • England Football Team
  • Gareth Southgate
  • Euro 2020
  • Harry Kane
  • Harry Maguire
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Raheem Sterling

Source: Read Full Article