The England manager will have to announce his 26 man squad for Euro 2020 by June 1. For now, we have a 33-man provisional squad confirmed.
With 16 days left until England play their first Euro 2020 group-stage match with Croatia, the excitement is building. Fans all across the continent are getting ready to finally watch Euro 2020 (2021).
Southgate was supposed to reveal the 26-man squad he has picked, but instead decided to delay this final announcement. However, he decided to opt to reveal a provisional squad of 33 players, of which he will then narrow down to the final 26.
Fans have now had a few days to react to the provisional squad announcement, as well as making their own decisions about who should be on the bus for June 13. Let’s take a look at who was named in the provisional squad. More importantly, let’s see who we think will be selected in the final 26-man squad, and who will miss out on an England squad spot.
With Nick Pope injured late in the season for Burnley, Southgate had two spots available for his goalkeeper selection. He’s decided to choose Sam Johnstone & Aaron Ramsdale – both relegated from the Premier League with their teams this season.
It’s very likely that it will be Pickford or Henderson that gets the nod to start for England. On top of that, we see Johnstone getting the final third spot for England’s GK, with Ramsdale unfortunately missing out.
There’s definitely a few names in the defender’s list that may have come as a surprise to many. In the last few weeks, Trent Alexander-Arnold has been a talking point in terms of the England setup. As well as that, remember that time where Gary Neville said that Harry Maguire would be a bigger miss to the side than Harry Kane?
A total of four right-backs seems like a bit much for the England squad, so we feel that this will be addressed in the final announcement. Despite having a strong season, it may be Ben Godfrey that misses out on a place in the squad, with Southgate already trusting the other centre-backs picked.
It may come as a surprise to some that Jordan Henderson has been named in this list, since the Liverpool captain had surgery for a groin injury back in February. With that said, if he is fully fit for the tournament, there’s no doubt that he will be heading to Euro 2020 with England.
Youngster Jude Bellingham was also selected, and has had an impressive season in Germany with Borussia Dortmund. However, a notable name missing from here is James Maddison, a name always in the conversation for the England setup.
A strong selection for England’s attacking players, with an array of talent in these names. There’s little doubt that Harry Kane will be the chosen No.9, but the wingers and other attacking options are still yet to be decided.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood are two youngsters that are notable names that could miss out, along with possibly Ollie Watkins. Meanwhile, Premier League champion Phil Foden should definitely play a major part come June.
Bamford was the second highest-scoring English striker this year, but hasn’t made the team. There has been a lot of controversy since the announcement, with other strikers making the cut before the Leeds man.
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