Southgate to name final England squad TODAY, Mason Greenwood OUT of tournament injured, De Bruyne injury 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

    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.

    Credit: Getty
  • 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    Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from England's Euro 2020 squad.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    A Manchester United statement reads: "Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2021 squad in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the U21 Euros in March.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.

    Credit: Reuters
  • 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.

    Credit: Getty
  • 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.

  • Anthony Chapman

    PLAY THE PRICE

    Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling have been warned they are not guaranteed starting places at the Euros after their poor club form.

    Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate said: “There are two guys you have mentioned there who have consistently played well with England and we hope that we can see that through the summer.

    “But there is real competition for all players in all positions.

    “There is an element of them having to deliver because we have got that competition and we are also going to have to be able to refresh the team.

    “You of course have guys who have regularly delivered and you give them opportunities but it has to be a meritocracy.

    “If you’ve got a team where the players know that the players playing the best aren’t in the team, then they will question the decisions and fairness of that.

    “There are some more experienced players but all players have to be playing well to get in the team.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    ASTON MARTINS

    Aston Villa trio Jack Grealish, Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings are nailed on to make England's Euro 2020 squad.

    And the stars can have a huge impact if Gareth Southgate involves them from the get-go.

    Former Villa man Stephen Warnock told the Star: “You look at Grealish and for me he’s a shoo in, he has to go.

    “What we saw with Grealish is when he played for England, the standard didn’t drop. In fact, playing with better individuals took his game to another level.

    “I think Mings will also be selected because of a potential injury to Maguire and how he gives Southgate that option to go three at the back.

    “Watkins is a player who deserves to be there given his goal return and the way he’s taken to the Premier League.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    BRAZIL-IANT

    Hold that thought…

    Brazil have JUST been confirmed as the new hosts of next month's Copa America.

    The Samba stars hosted the last tournament in 2019 before winning the trophy with a 3-1 final win over Peru.

    And with original co-hosts Colombia and Argentina dropping out due to coronavirus concerns, Brazil will once again take up the mantle.

  • Anthony Chapman

    CAN'T COPA

    Copa America chiefs are frantically searching for a new host after Argentina pulled the plug due to coronavirus concerns.

    Colombia had previously been set to co-host before also dropping out due to the Covid pandemic.

    And after a surge in cases, Argentina have now pulled out as well.

    There is now less than TWO weeks until the tournament is supposed to start.

    And it remains to be seen if a new host venue can be found in time.

  • Etienne Fermie

    EUR ON

    With the Euros just around the corner, why not get acquainted with all the various host cities?

    England's group games are all taking place at Wembley, while Wales will have to travel all the way out to Baku!

  • Etienne Fermie

    'GOING TO BE DIFFICULT'

    Wales star Gareth Bale has opened up on his side's chances of replicating their famous semi-finals run of 2016 this time around.

    He said: "'We'd love to replicate it but we're realistic.

    "We know it's a different tournament playing different teams and we also have a very different team to what we did have.

    "It's going to be difficult going in against all these top nations.

    "But we're confident in our own ability what we can do on the pitch, and we'll be doing everything to make it as much of a success as we can."

    Gareth Bale is optimistic going into Euro 2020Credit: PA
  • Etienne Fermie

    SCOT TO BE DONE

    Croatia have ditched plans to stay in Scotland during the Euros.

    The 2018 World Cup finalists were planning to stay at St Andrew's for the tournament.

    But, upon recommendation by Uefa, they have elected to stay in Croatia instead, because of Scottish Covid-19 regulations.

    A statement read: "The federation received a recommendation from UEFA to change the location of its team base camp, due to the potential impact of the Scottish Covid-19 regulations on the national team’s daily routines."

  • Etienne Fermie

    'BREATH OF FRESH AIR'

    Wales manager Robert Page has admitted that 19-year-old Rubin Colwill 'blew him away' in training.

    The Cardiff youngster, who has played just 191 minutes of senior club football, who surprisingly included in Page's 26-man Euro 2020 squad yesterday.

    Of the selection, Page revealed: "He's been a breath of fresh air since he's come in.

    "He just blew us all away with how he was and how he conducted himself. He's a top professional already and a great lad to have around the place.

    "He's really impressed me, he's got a presence and maybe something we've not got in the middle of the park.

    "He can play off the right, he can play as a 10, he can play in midfield – and that's a bonus as well when you're looking to pick a squad."

    Colvill, left, is in the squad alongside his hero Gareth BaleCredit: PA
  • Etienne Fermie

    LOCKED IN

    Wales star James Lawrence has withdrawn from Robert Page's 26-man Euro 2020 squad.

    The St Pauli defender, 28, has won nine caps and was due to play in the finals this summer.

    Now ruled out due to a so far undisclosed injury, Lawrence has now been removed from contention, and replaced by Luton Town ace Tom Lockyer.

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