England Manager Southgate Confirms Euros Choice

Last updated : 01 June 2021 By Three Lions

The 26 players to represent England at Euro 2020 have been chosen with manager Gareth Southgate confirming his final choice for the tournament on Tuesday.

Having named a provisonal group of 33, Southgate has opted not to include Jesse Lingard, Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Ben Godfrey, James Ward-Prowse and Ollie Watkins while Mason Greenwood has pulled out due to an injury concern.

That means Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jack Grealish are in while Southgate is satisfied with what he has seen of the fitness of Russia 2018 stalwarts Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire.

"With the experience that they have, we think we can get them to a point where they have an involvement in the tournament and it's worth taking them - especially as we have an extended squad of 26," was the manager's reasoning when asked about Henderson and Maguire.

Captain Harry Kane will wear the number nine shirt for the tournament.

England's build-up steps up a level on Wednesday evening with a friendly against Austria at the Riverside Stadium for which the six players left out of the squad are still available.