Euro 2020: England name provisional 33-man squad

Euro 2020: England name provisional 33-man squad

England have announced a provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020, with Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford among those included.

England’s squad will be cut to a final 26-man squad for the tournament which will be announced on June 1.

The Athletic revealed earlier on Tuesday that Brighton’s Ben White, Chelsea’s Reece Jamesand Everton’s Ben Godfrey had been included in the provisional squad.

Who is in England’s provisional squad for Euro 2020?

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United).

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Ben Godfrey (Everton), 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), Ben White (Brighton & Hove Albion).

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).

Who are the surprise inclusions?

Southgate has rewarded Borussia Dortmund’s Bellingham with a call-up, despite the midfielder being just 17 years old and having just two England caps to his name.

He did, however, have a very impressive maiden campaign at Dortmund, making 45 appearances and starring in the Champions League.

Maguire has been included, despite missing Manchester United’s last four matches of the season with ankle ligament damage.

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Phillips has also been named, despite suffering a shoulder injury in Leeds United’s final Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion. Phillips has caught the eye this season in a high-flying Leeds side with his impressive distribution.

Manchester United forward Greenwood has been called up after scoring seven goals in his last 10 matches to close out the season.

Greenwood only has been capped once by Southgate, and has not received a call-up since withdrawing from the squad in September after breaking COVID-19 protocols in Iceland with Phil Foden.

Which big names have been left out?

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has been left out after his recent knee injury. Although a regular in England squads over the past few years, Pope has missed Burnley’s last three matches and is due to undergo surgery on his knee.

Leicester City’s James Maddison is another notable exclusion.

Undoubtedly a talented player, Maddison has struggled to find his best form since returning from injury and is unfortunate to be competing in a talent-heavy area for England.

Despite scoring 12 goals in 29 league appearances, Southampton striker Danny Ings has not been selected by Southgate. Instead, he has opted for Calvert-Lewin and Watkins to act as back-ups to captain and main man Kane.

Who will England face at Euro 2020?

England begin their tournament with a match against Croatia on Sunday, June 13.

They then face Scotland on June 18 before finishing the group stage against the Czech Republic on June 22. All three matches are at Wembley Stadium.

If Southgate’s side top Group D, they will face their second-placed team from Group F — either Portugal, Germany, France or Hungary.

Should they finish second, they will take on the second-placed team from Group E — either Spain, Sweden, Poland or Slovakia.

(Photo: By Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

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