England Squad

England Announces 25-Player Squad Ahead of Euro 2024

In anticipation of the looming Euro 2024 championship, England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed his latest 25-player squad, marking the final international break before the prestigious tournament kicks off.

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The Three Lions are set to face formidable opponents in Brazil and Belgium, providing a stern test for Southgate’s squad as they fine-tune their preparations.

Southgate’s selections have not been devoid of surprises, with Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite and Newcastle United’s Anthony Gordon earning maiden call-ups to the national team.

The inclusion of these fresh faces underscores Southgate’s willingness to inject new talent into the squad as England gears up for Euro 2024.

However, notable omissions include Kalvin Phillips, whose struggles at West Ham United have seen him dropped from the national team setup. The midfielder’s absence signals Southgate’s readiness to make tough decisions in shaping the squad for the upcoming challenges.

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In a significant return, Brentford striker Ivan Toney re-enters the fold after serving an eight-month ban for gambling breaches, providing additional firepower to England’s attacking arsenal.

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez also makes a noteworthy comeback, earning his first call-up since October 2020.

Key figures such as Jordan Henderson, who recently made a move to Ajax, and Cole Palmer of Chelsea, maintain their spots in the squad following impressive performances for their respective clubs.

However, the absence of the injured Jack Grealish leaves a void in England’s midfield options.

With players like Harry Kane leading the line and promising talents such as Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden providing creative spark, England’s squad exhibits a blend of experience and youthful exuberance, poised to make an impact on the international stage.

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England Squad for March International Break

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal).

Defenders: Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Ajax), James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), Declan Rice (Arsenal).

Forwards: Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), Cole Palmer (Chelsea), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).

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