- England gets ready for Euro 2020 and announces provisional 33-player squad
- The final selection of 26 players will happen on 1st June
Gareth Southgate, Manager of England National team, has picked a provisional squad of 33 players ahead of England’s European Championship campaign this summer, with Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Brighton defender Ben White among those who make it to the list.
The Three Lions will be playing two pre-tournament friendlies against Austria and Romania which is approaching quick, and they will be needing a 26-man party to be settled before those two outings.
The final selection will be done on the 1st of June, ahead of the Euro’s opened against Croatia which will be played on the 13th of June at 6:30 PM (IST), with several hopefuls currently on the fringes of the fold set to be given the opportunity in training to prove their worth.
For the first time, three uncapped players are included in the England squad.
Seagulls star Ben White is one of those, with Everton defender Ben Godfrey and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale – who have both been regulars at U21 level – complete the rookie trio.
Alexander-Arnold, amid much scrutiny of his omission in March, has been recalled alongside his captain at Liverpool, Jordan Henderson.
Jack Grealish from Aston villa also makes an immediate return to the squad after he was forced to sit out at the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification owing to an injury.
Of the 33 players who have been selected at this stage, 21 are eyeing to make it to a major senior tournament for the first time.
Harry Kane, winner of the Golden Boot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will again captain the England side as questions continue to be asked of his future at Tottenham.
Though Spurs star Kane will figure prominently for England this summer if fit, there are a number of frustrated figures which are being left behind in north London.
Eric Dier, of Tottenham, has been overlooked despite being a versatile option that can fill in at centre-half, Right-back or in midfield. His club colleagues Dele Alli and Harry Winks have also been unable to do enough to force their way into contention at the end of testing domestic campaigns.
Of the others who are missing the Euro 2020 is Leicester playmaker James Maddison who pays the price for facing fierce competition for places in the role he plays.
England’s 33-Man Provisional Euro 2020 Squad
|1||Dean Henderson||Manchester United|
|2||Sam Johnstone||West Bromwich Albion|
|4||Aaron Ramsdale||Sheffield United|
|6||Harry Maguire||Manchester United|
|7||Tyrone Mings||Aston Villa|
|8||Luke Shaw||Manchester United|
|9||John Stones||Manchester City|
|10||Kieran Trippier||Atletico Madrid|
|11||Kyle Walker||Manchester City|
|1||Jude Bellingham||Borussia Dortmund|
|3||Jesse Lingard||West Ham, on loan from Manchester United|
|6||Declan Rice||West Ham|
|2||Phil Foden||Manchester City|
|3||Jack Grealish||Aston Villa|
|4||Mason Greenwood||Manchester United|
|6||Marcus Rashford||Manchester United|
|8||Jadon Sancho||Borussia Dortmund|
|9||Raheem Sterling||Manchester City|
|10||Ollie Watkins||Aston Villa|