THE day has come for Gareth Southgate’s England.
Well, sort of.
The Three Lions manager WAS set to name his 26-man squad for Euro 2020 today.
When is the England Euro 2020 squad announced?
- Gareth Southgate will name his PROVISIONAL England squad at 1pm on Tuesday, May 25.
- Southgate will be talking from The Three Lions’ St George’s Park HQ to make his announcement.
- Southgate will be able to name his final squad on June 1, especially if any of the players involved in the Europa and Champions League finals get injured.
What live stream and TV channel is England’s Euro 2020 announcement on?
You can stream Southgate’s press conference following the big announcement LIVE on England’s YouTube channel from 2pm.
Sky Sports News will also be broadcasting the press conference.
Watch Southgate’s England Euro 2020 announcement below…
When does Euro 2020 start?
Euro 2020 kicks off on Friday, June 11 with Turkey vs Italy in Rome at 8pm.
The big final will take place on Sunday, July 11 at Wembley Stadium at 8pm.
What are the England matches?
England are in Group D alongside Croatia, Czech Republic and Scotland.
- Sunday, 13 June – England vs Croatia – Wembley Stadium – 2pm
- Thursday, 18 June – England vs Scotland – Wembley Stadium – 8pm
- Tuesday, 22 June – Czech Republic vs England – Wembley Stadium – 8pm
What happens next?
If England win Group D, they will play the runners up of Group F. That will be one of Germany, Portugal, France or Hungary.
That fixture will take place on Tuesday, 29 June at Wembley Stadium at 5pm.
If England are runners up, they will play the runners up of Group E. That will be one of Spain, Poland, Sweden or Slovakia.
That fixture will take place on Monday, 28 June at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen at 5pm.
Another key area where there’s some decision to make is in midfield.
Mainly it’s around the fitness of Jordan Henderson.
He missed the last couple months of the season for Liverpool but was named on the bench against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said it was good news for England and we’d expect a fit and well Henderson to be in the squad.
But there’s plenty of options in the middle of the park in the likes of Declan Rice, Mason Mount, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden just to name a few.
SunSport exclusively revealed that Brighton defender Ben White is in contention for a shock England call-up for Euro 2020.
Harry Maguire’s ankle injury plus form concerns about Eric Dier have led to the Three Lions boss suddenly looking at other options.
And White, 23, is the player who has caught his eye the most.
Southgate even made a trip down to the south coast to watch him in action earlier this month.
SunSport understands the ball-playing defender has been told to not to fly off on holiday this week after completing his Premier League season at Arsenal.
Watch this space.
RIGHT BACK DEBATE
The biggest talking point today will be around Trent Alexander-Arnold.
It came as quite a shock when he was left out of the England squad earlier this year, but the Liverpool rising star has shown his strength since then in bouncing back.
Will he be included? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
ORDER OF PLAY
So the schedule of events for this announcement.
We’ll find out at 1pm the 26-man provisional squad that Southgate has named.
He’ll then explain his selections at 2pm our time.
And the deadline for naming the final 23-man squad will be on June 1.
Goooooood morning everybody. It’s squad announcement day!
England boss Gareth Southgate will name his 26-man squad that will try and bring football home once again this summer at the Euros.
In a couple hours from now, the Three Lions manager will name his group of players that will take on Europe’s finest starting in just over two weeks.
There’s a few interesting selection choices to be made – not least with Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
All will become clear at 1pm today UK time, and we’ll have you covered right up until the moment of truth.