England Euro 2020 squad announcement LIVE: Alexander-Arnold and Bellingham IN but Watkins, White and Ward-Prowse out

GARETH SOUTHGATE has announced his 26-man England squad for Euro 2020.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has made the cut, but it's heartbreak for Aaron Ramsdale, Ollie Watkins, Ben White and Ben Godfrey.

England will face Austria tomorrow night in Middlesbrough as they begin their warm-up campaign – see the complete squad HERE.

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Follow all of the latest news, build up and updates below…

  • William Pugh

    THE GREAL DEAL

    Jack Grealish says he had to assure Gareth Southgate he would be fit for the Euros.

    The Aston Villa man has been included in the final 26-man squad but he was touch and go having picked up an injury towards the end of the season.

    Grealish and Southgate was regularly pictured together at Villa Park when the midfielder was watching from the stands and the Villa man said he had to reassure the boss he would be ready for the summer.

  • William Pugh

    SQUAD NUMBERS!

    England's final squad numbers have been announced for this summer's Euros.

    And it looks like Jordan Pickford will be No 1 goalie ahead of Dean Henderson while Kyle Walker looks set to be the first choice of the FOUR right-backs included.

    Harry Kane has been given the iconic No 9 shirt while Jack Grealish's starting chances seem to have been given a boost having been given David Beckham's famous No 7.

  • William Pugh

    GARETH HAS HIS SAY

    Gareth Southgate has spoken after his final 26-man squad for this summer's Euros was announced…

  • William Pugh

    SEVEN LIONS AXED!

    Gareth Southgate was forced to cut seven players from his original 33-man group to leave him with his final 26-man squad.

    And here are the stars he had to disappoint…

    Aaron Ramsdale (Sheff Utd), Ben Godfrey (Everton), Jesse Lingard (West Ham on loan from Man Utd), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa), Ben White (Brighton), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) and Mason Greenwood (Man Utd – injured).

  • William Pugh

    ENGLAND SQUAD ANNOUNCED!

    Gareth Southgate has included FOUR right-backs in his England squad for this summer’s Euros.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker, Reece James and Kieran Trippier are all IN.

    But there is no room for Aaron Ramsdale, Ben Godfrey, Jesse Lingard, Ollie Watkins, Ben White, James Ward-Prowse or Mason Greenwood – who pulled out injured.

  • William Pugh

    SQUAD IS IN!

    HERE IS ENGLAND'S FINAL 26-MAN SQUAD FOR THIS SUMMER'S EUROS!

  • William Pugh

    JUST THREE MINUTES TO GO…

    Just moments to go until England's final Euro 2020 squad is announced!

    Stay right here where SunSport will have all the up-to-the-minute news…

  • William Pugh

    CLOCK IS TICKING

    Just 25 minutes until Gareth Southgate names his England squad for the Euros.

    But stay with SunSport throughout the evening because we will have the squad number announcement, reaction to the final 26-man squad and of course words from the man himself after Southgate holds a press conference at 6pm.

  • William Pugh

    WHITTLING DOWN

    Just a reminder of the 33-man squad Gareth Southgate has to whittle down to 26 this afternoon.

    Mason Greenwood has already pulled out.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold is said to be IN while West Ham's loan star Jesse Lingard will reportedly miss out.

  • William Pugh

    TRENT IN FOR RI

    Former England star Rio Ferdinand WOULD take Trent Alexander-Arnold tothe Euros this summer.

    The Liverpool right-back is reportedly set to be picked by Gareth Southgate and Manchester United legend Ferdinand thinks it’s the correct decision.

  • William Pugh

    TRENT IN!

    Trent Alexander-Arnold WILL be included in England's final Euro 2020 squad, according to Sky Sports News.

    The Liverpool right-back is competing with Premier League winner Kyle Walker, Champions League winner Reece James and LaLiga winner Kieran Trippier.

    His form has been somewhat up and down this season but Gareth Southgate is said to have decided to include him in his final group despite dropping him from the Three Lions squad earlier this season.

  • William Pugh

    SLEEP BRIGHT

    Spain have unleashed their secret weapon for Euro 2020 – a £31,000 miracle BED that promises to slow down the ageing process.

    Spain are aiming to reclaim the European Championship trophy after their bid to win three in a row was ended in 2016, with Portugal crowned winners.

    And it turns out Enrique's men have a secret weapon in their bid to wrestle back the trophy from their neighbours. At least five Spain stars are taking advantage of a bed that promises to 'reduce biological age'.

    Marcos Llorente, Koke, Aymeric Laporte, Alvaro Morata and Eric Garcia are all claimed to use the £31,000 Hogo bed, say AS.

    It has been scientifically proven that the bed slows down ageing – making it perfect for footballers. Hogo claim it is the only bed available on the market that 'naturally reduces biological age'.

    A company statement said: "Hogo is the only scientifically guaranteed and patented rest system in the world that naturally reduces biological age by slowing down the exudation and inflammation process by which we age."

  • Marc Mayo

    FIRST FRIENDLY

    Tomorrow, England kick off their Euro 2020 warm-up with a friendly against Austria.

    The match starts at 8pm from Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium.

    Follow the action live on ITV.

  • Marc Mayo

    COUNTDOWN

    We have not long to wait until the announcement of Gareth Southgate's squad, at 5pm.

    An hour later, we will hear from the man himself as he explains his 26-man decision to the media.

  • Marc Mayo

    ANT-I HERO

    Antonio Cassano has criticised Marco Verratti ahead of Italy’s bid to win Euro 2020.

    The fiery former striker claimed Chelsea’s Jorginho is far more deserving of a place in Roberto Mancini’s line-up while talking on Christian Vieri’s Twitch channel.

    He claimed: “Verratti contributes few assists and few goals, he’s not a player like Pirlo who can turn around the team. 

    “Jorginho for me is much more useful and decisive in big games and big teams, he is very intelligent. 

    “Verratti changes very little in games, he doesn't possess a long pass. He doesn't even shoot.”

    Credit: Getty
  • Marc Mayo

    TARTAN ARMY

    Young players such as Billy Gilmour starring at Euro 2020 will be just the start of Scotland’s rise, hopes Ian Maxwell.

    The SFA chief executive said: “We are only ever going to be as good as the players we develop and we need to make sure we have the right structures and pathways in place to do that to give ourselves the best chance of qualifying on a regular basis. 

    “It would be great to think that Billy and Nathan [Patterson] and David [Turnbull] might be able to go from being part of the squad to getting themselves on the pitch at some point as well. 

    “It will be a great experience for them and it’s a really aspirational event for the rest of the players and the rest starting out in the first year of performance schools who are thinking about going down that route.”

  • 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.

    Credit: PA
  • 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.”

    Credit: PA
  • 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.

    Credit: EPA
  • 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.

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