Trent in, Lingard out as Southgate confirms England’s 26-man squad

Gareth Southgate has confirmed his final England squad ahead of this month’s rescheduled Euro 2020.

A provisional 33-man squad had been named, with Southgate needing to cut that list down to 26 by today’s deadline.

Manchester United confirmed earlier today that Mason Greenwood would withdraw due to an underlying injury which he has been managing.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s inclusion in the squad has been one of the biggest points of debate and earlier today, reports suggested that the Liverpool man was set to miss out. However, Southgate has opted to include the right-back, and has previously stated that he could feature in midfield.

Jesse Lingard’s inspired form since joining West Ham hasn’t been enough to secure his place in the final 26, many will feel he’s been extremely unfortunate to miss out.

Ben White, Ben Godfrey, James Ward-Prowse, Ollie Watkins and Aaron Ramsdale will not be taken to the competition either.

The final England 26-man squad is as follows:

England will face Austria and Romania in friendlies this week, before kicking off their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia on Sunday 13.

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