England face first set of Euro 2020 qualifiers
After exceeding all expectations at the 2018 World Cup, England will now have their sites on Euro 2020.
Gareth Southgate’s side have been in excellent form recently and are through to the semi-final of the UEFA Nations League.
They will take on the Netherlands on June 6th.
Before that though, England must take on Czech Republic and Montenegro in their first two Euro 2020 qualifiers.
As well as the aforementioned sides, England have been drawn with Bulgaria and Kosovo in Group A.
England will face Czech Republic at home on Friday and are currently training at St Georges Park.
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However, England have, on Wednesday, revealed that Trent Alexander-Arnold has withdrawn from the England squad due to a back injury.
TAA is said to have been carrying the injury prior to joining up with England .
England released this official statement earlier today:
“Trent Alexander-Arnold has withdrawn from the England squad and returned to Liverpool.
“The right-back arrived nursing a back injury and, despite progress in recent days, it was unlikely he would be able to play a role in the forthcoming UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers.
“The 20-year-old will now continue his rehabilitation at his club leaving Gareth Southgate with a 22-man squad.”
— England (@England) March 20, 2019
With Alexander-Arnold out, people may be expecting Aaron Wan-Bissaka to replace the Liverpool defender.
However, the Evening Standard are suggesting that is unlikely as Wan-Bissaka will be playing for England’s under-21 side on Thursday.
Instead, Southgate will likely just rely on Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier to cover the right-back spot for the next two fixtures.