By Josh Barker
Published: June 1, 2021 5:01 pm
Last Updated: June 1, 2021 5:04 pm
Gareth Southgate and England have, on Tuesday evening, announced the 26-man squad that will be taking part in this summer’s Euros.
England’s 26-man squad confirmed
Owing to several English clubs competing in European finals recently and some concerns over fitness, Gareth Southgate would originally name a 33-man provisional squad for this summer’s Euros.
There were some interesting choices in the squad, including Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Ben Godfrey. There were also four senior right-backs named in that side.
Alexander-Arnold in #eng 33-man provisional squad #lfc pic.twitter.com/Vked0LBJ9i
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) May 25, 2021
Now, though, Southgate has had to thin that squad down to just 26 players for Euro 2020.
Before the official announcement took place, it had already been confirmed that Mason Greenwood had dropped out due to an underlying injury:
Manchester United have confirmed that @masongreenwood has withdrawn from the provisional #ThreeLions squad due to an underlying injury.
Hope to see you back to full fitness soon, Mason! 💪 pic.twitter.com/CAmNuaEY9A
— England (@England) June 1, 2021
The reliable David Ornstein had also confirmed that Jesse Lingard had not made the cut:
Exclusive: Jesse Lingard has not been included in Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man England squad for Euro 2020 despite 28yo midfielder’s impressive half-season on loan with West Ham from Manchester United #EURO2020 #ENG #MUFC #WHUFC https://t.co/N4sXxO0pHw
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) June 1, 2021
So, when the official 26-man squad was announced, we were just awaiting the fate of a further five players.
And, as confirmed by England a short while ago, the remaining five not going to Euro 2020 are Aaron Ramsdale, Ben Godfrey, Ben White, James Ward-Prowse and Ollie Watkins.
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Your official #ThreeLions squad announcement for #EURO2020!…