England’s 26 man squad for the UEFA Euro 2020 finals has been revealed by Gareth Southgate as Mason Greenwood missed out with injury.Embed from Getty Images
Manchester United players Dean Henderson, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Marcus Rashford were named in the 26, while Manchester City players John Stones, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, and Raheem Sterling were included.
But prior to the squad announcement, United striker Greenwood was withdrawn from the squad citing a pre-existing underlying injury which needed treatment while Jesse Lingard, who had a successful spell on loan at West Ham last season, was cut from the final 26.
England boss Southgate had to make some difficult choices as he trimmed down a 33-strong provisional squad announced last Tuesday to a smaller squad for tonight’s 11pm deadline.
Teams will be able to make unlimited replacements before their first match in the event of serious injury or illness (including COVID-19 or ‘close contact’ to a positive case).
And goalkeepers can be replaced during the tournament in the event of physical incapacity, even if one or two goalkeepers in the squad are still available, while a player who has been replaced cannot be re-added to the squad.
Southgate‘s squad is inexperienced – with an average age of 25 years and three months – and 15 of the 26 selected have never experienced a senior international tournament before.
The other six players to miss out were Jesse Lingard, Ben Godfrey, Aaron Ramsdale, Ollie Watkins, James Ward-Prowse, and Ben White.
All six players will remain with the squad for the two pre-tournament friendlies to be played at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium.
England will play sold-out games against Austria (kick-off Wednesday 8pm) and Romania (kick-off Sunday, 5pm) as part of their final preparations for the tournament which was delayed from last summer due to COVID-19.
Both games will be available to watch live in the UK on ITV.
England’s EURO 2020 campaign begins on Sunday 13 June, when the Three Lions take on Croatia at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, ahead of games against Scotland and Czech Republic at the same venue.
England squad for UEFA EURO 2020
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham United)
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)