Southgate announces preliminary 33-man England squad for Euro 2020

London, May 25 (EFE).- England national team coach Gareth Southgate on Tuesday announced a preliminary 33-man squad for Euro 2020, which includes the likes of Premier League stars Harry Kane, Mason Mount and Phil Foden.

The provisional team list also features three non-Premier League players, Borussia Dortmund’s forward Jadon Sancho and midfielder Jude Bellingham, and recently crowned LaLiga champion, Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier.

The coach postponed the announcement of the final, 26-member roster until 1 June as three English teams are still involved in the finals of Champions League and Europa League.

Goalkeeper Nick Pope did not make the list as he will undergo knee surgery. Neither did Leeds forward Patrick Bamford, who was fourth in the Premier League’s scoring chart with 17 goals, or Tottenham Hotspur’s defensive midfielder Eric Dier.

The squad does include Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has missed England’s most recent games but has enjoyed a resurgence of form for Liverpool over the past few months, as well as currently injured captain Harry Maguire. 

Southgate will announce the final list by 1 June, although last-minute changes before the tournament begins will be allowed this year due to the pandemic.

England, who have not won an international tournament since their only win at the World Cup in 1966, start their quest for the Euro 2020 title on 13 June against Croatia in Group D, which also features Czech Republic and Scotland.

The preliminary squad is as follows:

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

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), 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) and Ben White (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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