Before the start of the European Championship, England manager Gareth Southgate will unveil a tentative expanded squad for Euro 2020, rather than the final 26 players as anticipated.
This week’s Champions League and Europa League finals prompted this decision as it involves three English teams engaging a major percentage of the England National team’s prominent players.
Manchester United will battle with Villarreal in the final of the Europa League on Wednesday, with Chelsea and Manchester City meeting in the Champions League final on Saturday, making it a 75 percent all-English European finals.
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In this regard, key injured players were also considered including Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire and Burnley’s shot stopper, Nick Pope.
Gareth Southgate will today name the players he will take to the European Championship.
The squad will be announced at 13:00 WAT today, with the final 26 players to be named on 1 June, respectively.
So far, over 32 different players has played under Gareth Southgate in England’s last six international games.
England’s Euro 2020 journey begins with a high task as they are slated to play against Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic in Group D tie.
They are to play the Vatreni of Croatia in an opening Group D match on 13 June, with their second tie against the Tartan Terriers of Scotland on 18 June.
The English National team is scheduled to play Austria on Wednesday (2 June) in an international friendly and Romania on Sunday (6 June), in preparation for Euro 2020.