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Euro 2024: Southgate announces final England squad with Grealish and Maguire cut

Gareth Southgate has announced his final England squad for Euro 2024.

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England boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed his final squad ahead of Euro 2024 in Germany.

The tournament kicks off in just over a week and squads are being finalised across the continent as each nation looks to make history this summer.

The Three Lions head coach had originally included 33 players in his provisional selection with the idea of having one final look at some of his options in the two warm-up matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland.

That number had to be cut to 26 and there have been a few surprises from Southgate.

James Maddison and Curtis Jones were both told earlier today that they were not going to be heading to Germany, with reports adding that the former was expected to start in the final friendly on Friday night despite being left out.

The pair departed the camp and did not train with the rest of the team, leaving five more names to be dropped.


Jack Grealish, James Trafford, Jarrad Branthwaite, Jarred Quansah and Harry Maguire are the unfortunate men to miss out and the former and latter are perhaps the two surprising names to be excluded.

Maguire has already put out a message detailing the devastation he is feeling after being cut, but the Manchester United defender did hint that it was due to injury and not a lack of quality.

It means the Crystal Palace quartet will all be on the plane, with Eberechi Eze, Adam Wharton, Marc Guehi and Dean Henderson all retaining their places.

Unsurprisingly, all of the heavy hitters including Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka John Stones, Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice are included.

As are Jarrod Bowen, Ollie Watkins and Anthony Gordon, who will be delighted to see their excellent seasons rewarded by the England boss.

Luke Shaw also makes the cut despite having been injured for most of 2024.

The left-back was spotted on the training pitch yesterday and has been deemed fit enough by Southgate to fly out to Germany.

The Three Lions will get their Euro 2024 campaign underway on Sunday, June 16 against Serbia before taking on Denmark four days later and ending their Group C campaign against Slovenia on June 25.

England squad in full

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale(Arsenal), Dean Henderson (Crystal Palace)

Defenders: Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), John Stones (Manchester City), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Marc Guehi (Cryatal Palace), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Declan Rice (Arsenal), Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United),  Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace), Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace).

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

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.

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