Final England Euro 2020 squad announcement LIVE, Greenwood, Ward-Prowse and Lingard OUT, Trent Alexander-Arnold latest

MASON GREENWOOD is OUT of the Euros after withdrawing due to an underlying injury problem as Gareth Southgate gets set to name his final 26-man squad.

Today is the final day the 24 teams can submit their final squads to Uefa, while Wales named their group over the weekend.

Meanwhile, Kevin de Bruyne is also in danger of missing out after picking up a sickening injury in Manchester City's Champions League final defeat to Chelsea.

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  • Marc Mayo

    DAN IN THE DUMPS

    Daniel Sturridge still had the world at his feet back in 2016 — despite being part of England’s shameful Euros exit.

    The striker, who had scored in the Europa League final for Liverpool a few weeks earlier, was expected to push on at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.

    But today — as England name their squad for this summer’s tournament — Sturridge is a free agent who last played a match 15 MONTHS ago.

    Read Charlie Wyett’s full feature on the striker here.

  • Marc Mayo

    SCOTS BLOW

    Scotland midfielder John Fleck has tested positive for coronavirus.

    With less than two weeks until their Euro 2020 kick-off, it means he will miss the upcoming friendly with the Netherlands ahead of further testing.

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  • Marc Mayo

    BETTER WITH BENZE

    Therry Henry may be rejoining Belgium’s coaching staff for Euro 2020… but France’s frontline strikes fear into ex-striker.

    Karim Benzema’s return to Les Bleus has him wondering if anyone can stop their ‘crazy’ attack.

    Henry said: “We won the World Cup without Benzema and then suddenly you have the luxury of bringing Benzema back.

    “I'm happy to be French because when you see the sort of squad that we are going to have and you're able to bring Benzema back… this is crazy. He's one of the best strikers in the world.

    "You won the World Cup without him and now you are bringing back one of the best strikers in the world and once again you are talking about winning the World Cup and the Euros. France have Benzema, Mbappe and Griezmann.”

  • Marc Mayo

    DE BRUYNE BOOST

    Belgium are hoping to have Kevin De Bruyne fit for Euro 2020 after it was revealed that surgery would not be required on his eye socket and nose fractures.

    The midfielder was smashed out of the Champions League final by Antonio Rudiger on Saturday and national team boss Roberto Martinez has spoken of De Bruyne’s optimism.

    He said: "It is going to be a period that we need to monitor and we need to take a lot of extra tests to see where his condition is. We are going to be very cautious.

    "When I spoke with Kevin he looks quite positive and feels well. We have been fortunate within all the sad news when we saw the incident that even though Kevin has a double fracture, he doesn't need surgery.

    "Needing surgery would make it very difficult for Kevin to be a part of the European Championships.”

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  • Marc Mayo

    EXTRA DATA

    Gareth Southgate will pour plenty of stats knowledge into choosing his England squad.

    GPS provider STATSports have been called up to provide analysis of the 33 players vying for a spot during training ahead of today’s announcement.

    And chief operating officer Sean O’Connor told PA: “I think really savvy, good teams are using data to really understand what the players are capable of, the thresholds that those players will have, and then how to use that.

    “England are a great example with a fantastic backroom team using bespoke metrics and analysis, which the coaching staff and players all understand.

    “England, like a lot of our teams, will use the live data to be able to see on the spot if they’re hitting those markers or if they’re not, so they don’t in most cases overdo it as opposed to undercook it.”

  • Marc Mayo

    NO SANCHO

    A throat infection is keeping Jadon Sancho out of training this morning.

    The Borussia Dortmund winger is the only absentee, along with the 12 players involved in the Champions League final.

  • Marc Mayo

    FIVE ALIVE

    The England Euro 2020 squad will be announced at 5pm tonight.

    Shortly after, we will find out the squad numbers and Gareth Southgate will face the media.

  • Marc Mayo

    WARD TO TAKE

    Southampton's James Ward-Prowse looks to have fallen at the final hurdle.

    Having been a regular in England squads and the Saints side, the playmaker was tipped to make the Euro 2020 plane.

    But The Guardian now report on Ward-Prowse being one of the seven left out today.

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  • Marc Mayo

    TRENT ON THE EDGE

    ESPN are reporting that Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss the cut for today's announcment.

    Gareth Southgate has an embarrassment of riches at right-back with Reece James, Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker also in the provisional squad.

    And the Liverpool star was the most recent option left out, for the spring internationals.

  • Marc Mayo

    LINGARD KO?

    The Mail and The Athletic are reporting on Jesse Lingard missing out on a place in the Euro 2020 squad.

    A loan spell at West Ham saw the midfielder pick up some great form and a recall to the squad in the spring.

    But it may not have been enough as Gareth Southgate picks the final 26-man squad.

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  • Marc Mayo

    GREENWOOD OUT

    Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from England's Euro 2020 squad.

    An 'underlying' injury will keep the striker at home this summer.

    A Manchester United statement reads: "Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2021 squad in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the U21 Euros in March.

    "A further spell of tournament football would not be beneficial and Mason will remain at Manchester United to recuperate and prepare for pre-season training."

  • Marc Mayo

    WHO'S LEFT?

    England are not the only team set to finalise their 26-man squad today.

    Italy have to cut two players by the 11pm deadline with Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri due to join Roberto Mancini's camp following the Champions League final.

    Hungary, Italy, Russia and Ukraine must also whittle down their provisional lists.

  • Marc Mayo

    DEADLINE DAY

    So when will England announce the squad?

    Uefa have set an 11pm deadline to submit the final 26-man selection.

    And Gareth Southgate will face the media at 6pm tonight.

    As for when the actual list is first announced via the England social media channels… watch this space.

  • Marc Mayo

    KANE AND ABLE

    Harry Kane will challenge for the Euro 2020 Golden Boot whether or not his Tottenham future is solved by the tournament's start, says Alan Shearer.

    The Three Lions hero recalled his situation in 1996 to underline how the striker will find it easy to focus on England duties.

    Shearer said: "He comes into it after winning the Golden Boot in the World Cup and he'll also probably come into it on the back of having to sort his future out with Spurs.

    "I went into Euro 96 with Blackburn and of course had the tournament and then had a decision to make myself after it.

    "It sounds like he's made that decision already. I don't think that will affect him at all, even if it's not sorted out, which we don't think it will be."

  • Marc Mayo

    OG ONE OUT

    West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna has admitted his anger at being left out of Italy's Euro 2020 squad.

    The centre-back missed out to Serie A stars Francesco Acerbi, Rafael Toloi and Gianluca Mancini in Roberto Mancini's selection.

    And he told Corriere della Sera: "I am very amazed and also embittered.

    "Perhaps he did not take into consideration West Ham's season, we fought until the end for the Champions League qualification.

    "In sport, meritocracy must prevail, based on the championship in which one plays, on the statistics, on the value of the player.

    "And this time in my opinion it did not prevail."

  • Marc Mayo

    THIERR WE GO

    Thierry Henry has returned to his Belgium coaching role for Euro 2020.

    The Arsenal legend, 43, was out of work after quitting Montreal in February.

    He left the post in Canada after a year in charge because of the pandemic's impact on his family life.

    And now he is ready to step back into management by supporting Roberto Martinez as they look to lead the Red Devils to European glory.

    The Frenchman served as a second assistant in Belgium's 2018 World Cup campaign.

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  • Alex Terrell

    D-DAY

    Gareth Southgate will name his final England squad TODAY ahead of the final deadline.

    The current squad of 33 players will have to be trimmed down to 26 before the names are handed to Uefa.

    The Three Lions have been training in Middlesbrough as more players join up with the squad after their short domestic post-season break.

    Any side can make unlimited changes due to injury or Covid before the first game kicks off on June 11.

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  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING EUROS FANS

    Gareth Southgate has exclusively told SunSport he did not want the England job — because of the pressure of picking squads.

    Southgate revealed: “A few years ago I didn’t want the job for that reason.

    “Because I saw what it did to previous managers and their families. So when my kids were younger, I didn’t want them to experience that.”

    Meanwhile, James Ward-Prowse has missed out on a place in England’s Euros squad.

    SunSport understands Southgate told the Southampton captain of the heartbreaking news on Monday.

    Free-kick expert JWP, 26, has six caps for his country, four of which have come this season.

    He netted his first goal for the Three Lions in March’s 5-0 win over San Marino.

    Finally, Gareth Bale has refused to rule out retiring after the Euros.

    The Real Madrid ace and Spurs loanee said: “Obviously there’s been a lot of things written about whether I’m doing this and doing that.

    “I don’t want to say anything that is going to cause any problems on what I am doing or what I am not doing. My focus is just on the Euros.

    “When the Euros finishes for us then I will sit down and decide what I want to do.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY CHARLIE WYETT AND ROB MAUL

    Gareth Southgate admits he did not want the England job — because of the pressure of picking squads.

    He revealed: “A few years ago I didn’t want the job for that reason.

    “Because I saw what it did to previous managers and their families. So when my kids were younger, I didn’t want them to experience that.

    “We have to learn how to win and also  learn how to win those big games consistently.

    “We have started to beat some of the top teams sporadically over the last couple of years.

    “We have to do it more consistently if we want to win tournaments.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    FROM SUNSPORT'S TOM BARCLAY

    James Ward-Prowse has missed out on a place in England's Euros squad.

    SunSport understands Gareth Southgate told the Southampton captain of the heartbreaking news on Monday.

    Free-kick expert JWP, 26, has six caps for his country, four of which have come this season.

    He netted his first goal for the Three Lions in March's 5-0 win over San Marino.

    He was included in the original 33-man squad named last week.

    Yet despite being well liked by Southgate, who has an extended squad of 26 to select, the England chief has snubbed him for this summer's tournament.

  • Anthony Chapman

    HEY JUDE

    Jude Bellingham is still so young, Gareth Southgate has to ask the midfielder’s dad for permission to speak to him.

    The England boss revealed: “We have to make sure we look after all the players but I have to talk to his dad to talk to Jude, on a child protection basis.

    “That is still the process, yet he is a first-team player who is playing at a massive club in Europe.

    “It is a reminder of how young he is. He deals with things really maturely but we must never take that for granted.

    “We have always got to bear in mind his age in terms of how we look after him. If he is in the squad, it’s a long time away from home.

    “He is a very mature boy but at times you forget how young he is.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    IRON BRU

    Kevin De Bruyne could miss the group stage of Euro 2020 following his Champions League final injury.

    The Belgian suffered a nose and orbital fracture after colliding with Antonio Rudiger.

    ESPN reckons De Bruyne will be out for at least three weeks.

    And that means he is in danger of missing Belgium's group games against Russia, Denmark and Finland.

  • Anthony Chapman

    BALE OUT?

    Gareth Bale has refused to rule out retiring after the Euros.

    The Real Madrid ace and Spurs loanee said: “Obviously there's been a lot of things written about whether I'm doing this and doing that.

    "For me, the main thing is I don't want to say anything that's going to cause more chaos or more drama or cause a distraction. I just want to focus on this Euros.

    "I don't want to say anything that is going to cause any problems on what I am doing or what I am not doing. My focus is just on the Euros.

    "When the Euros finishes for us then I will sit down and decide what I want to do.

    "If I say something then it's just going to cause even more chaos so there's no point.

    "Now is the time to solely focus on the Euros and I don’t want to be thinking about other things I have said in the past.

  • Anthony Chapman

    VARD LUCK

    Wayne Rooney says he would loved to have seen Jamie Vardy come out of retirement for England's Euro 2020 campaign.

    He told the Sunday Times: “One man I wish was in Gareth’s squad is Jamie Vardy.

    “I would have tried absolutely everything to lure him out of retirement for these finals.

    “I know some people may be surprised at this, especially with the legal case between my wife and Jamie’s wife, but this is my honest football opinion.

    “He may be 34, but Jamie is still a brilliant player, who was involved in 24 goals in the Premier League this season and would have been a great asset – not only as an impact sub but as a potential starter.

    “Look at how Kane has been playing for Tottenham Hotspur, dropping deeper and playing through balls – Jamie could have been running on to them.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    VA VA BOOM

    Thierry Henry has made a sensational return to Belgium's coaching staff ahead of Euro 2020.

    The Arsenal legend cut his teeth at Roberto Martinez's assistant before delving into management.

    However, Henry failed to impress with both Monaco and Montreal Impact.

    And the Frenchman is now with Belgium's backroom team once again.

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