England manager Gareth Southgate will select his final 26-man squad for the Euro 2020 championship ahead of Uefa’s 11p.m deadline today.
Southgate has some tough decisions to make as it appears he must drop seven players and submit a final squad to UEFA before the official deadline.
England has friendlies against Austria and Romania before their June 13 meeting against Croatia, and Harry Maguire is Southgate’s main fitness concern.
Last week, Southgate selected a preliminary 33-man group, giving him time to add injury worries like Harry Maguire, Jordan Henderson, and Kalvin Phillips.
The five Man Utd players named to the preliminary England Euro squad will arrive at the Darlington training facility in time to watch their teammates face Austria at the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday June 2.
But it is unlikely any of those United players will be involved in the match day squad.
Whereas, the seven Chelsea and Manchester City players who competed in the Champions League final will return in time for the second friendly on Sunday night, again at the Riverside.
Those seven players are unlikely to appear in the Romania match.
Since the National team arrived at Rockliffe Hall on Saturday, Southgate has received excellent news on the injury front, both Jordan Henderson and Kalvin Phillips have participated fully in all training sessions.
Since suffering a groin injury in the Merseyside derby in February, Henderson has not played any competitive football.
In the last minutes of Leeds United’s season finale, Phillips dislocated his shoulder.
The primary source of concern for England manager Gareth Southgate is Harry Maguire’s fitness.
The centre-back missed Manchester United’s Europa League final defeat last week due to an ankle ligament injury, and no decision has been made on whether he will be fit enough to represent his country at the Euros.
England’s provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020:
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), 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).
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (West Ham), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Man 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 (Man City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).