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Trent in, Dier out – England name 33-man provisional squad for European Championship

Gareth Southgate has named a 33-man provisional England squad for this summer’s European Championship as the Three Lions manager assesses his options ahead of the tournament.

England begin their European Championship campaign against Croatia on June 13, but first face warm-up fixtures against Austria and Romania next month in what will offer several players a final chance to impress.

 

Southgate has opted to name an expanded squad for those fixtures, with England’s preparation plans complicated by the involvement of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea in the finals of the Europa League and Champions League this week.

Southgate has instead chosen to name 33 players available for selection, a squad that will be trimmed to the specified 26-man group by June 1.

Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips, Harry Maguire and Jack Grealish are all selected despite fitness concerns, though there is no place for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope who is set to undergo knee surgery, with Sam Johnstone and Aaron Ramsdale competing for the third goalkeeping position.

Tottenham’s Eric Dier has been left out after a disappointing season, whilst there are call-ups for Everton’s Ben Godfrey and Brighton’s Ben White who will be handed a chance to impress in training this week.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is also included alongside fellow right-back options Reece James, Kyle Walker and Kieran Tripper, having been left out of the squad for March’s World Cup qualifiers, whilst Mason Greenwood returns for the first time since being sent home from the senior squad for breaching coronavirus regulations in September.

England provisional squad in full:

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)

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