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Southgate has announced his provisional squad

GARETH-SOUTHGATE
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Jesse Lingard, Jude Bellingham, and Mason Greenwood will all report for duty this weekend, but Southampton forward Danny Ings will not be among them.

White from Brighton and Godfrey from Everton are among the 33 players picked by coach Gareth Southgate, but Dier is the major victim.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of four right-backs named, and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale will practice with the main group in place of Nick Pope, who is absent due to injury.

Southgate has also brought in Jordan Henderson, despite the fact that he hasn’t played in three months, while Kalvin Phillips, after fracturing his shoulder in Leeds’ final game of the season, is fit to join up.

Despite his outstanding form for the FA Cup winners, Leicester City’s James Maddison has been left out.

With 12 players competing in the Europa League and Champions League finals this week, England coach Gareth Southgate had no chance of naming his final team this week.

Those who are not engaged with Chelsea, Manchester City, or Manchester United will report for training on Saturday ahead of the June 2 friendly against Austria.

Southgate must reduce his final squad to 26 players by June 1 in order to submit it to Uefa, although he may replace anybody who is injured or unwell up to 24 hours before the match against Croatia.

As a result, there’s a good potential that some players who know they won’t make the final cut for the tournament will play at least in the warm-up game against Austria, and will be placed on the stand-by list in case of any late withdrawals.

Uefa determined earlier this month that clubs may choose 26 players for the competition instead of 23.

On Tuesday, June 1st, he will reveal his final 26-man team for the event.

Southgate said: “There are 12 players still to play so we’re always going to need additional players and added to that we have some injuries at different stages, that we have very little info about.

“We felt more time will help us make better decisions. Our preference was to name the 26, but we have not got an ideal hand of cards – a lot of unknowns. Info and evidence are very important and we will have a lot more in the next seven days.”

As pre-tournament warm-ups, England will face Austria on June 2 and Romania four days later at Middlesbrough.

England’s Euro 2020 campaign begins on June 13 with a match against Croatia, followed by group stage matches against Scotland and the Czech Republic.

ENGLAND PLAYERS IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

CHELSEA: James Chilwell, Mount.

MAN CITY: Walker, Stones, Foden, Sterling, Walker, Stones, Foden, Sterling, Sterling, Sterling, Sterling, Sterling, Sterling, Sterling,

EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL PLAYERS

Henderson, Shaw, Maguire, Rashford, and Greenwood for Manchester United.

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