England manager Gareth Southgate has officially announced his 26-man roster ahead of the Euro 2024 tournament set to begin on June 14.
The 53-year-old, who has been at the helm of affairs for the senior team since 2016, had initially announced a provisional training squad of 33 players, but seven players have been left out of the final squad list.

The Three Lions head into the Euros with lots of expectations on their shoulders. Boasting arguably the best squad in the tournament this year and given their heartbreaking defeat at the Euro 2020 Final, anything short of a championship will be considered a failure.

With the likes of Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham featuring in the squad this year, England tickets are expected to sell out in Germany, and fans will hope to get their money’s worth.

Here, we take a look at Gareth Southgate’s official Euro 2024 Squad, including the big names that are noticeably absent.

Jack Grealish, Harry Maguire Left Out of the Squad


Among the big names who will not feature for the Three Lions this year is Manchester City star Jack Grealish, who made his major tournament debut in Euro 2021. The 28-year-old has been a constant feature for Southgate since his then £100m record signing, playing five games during the European Championship Qualifiers and also providing an assist in the team’s most recent game against Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, he has struggled to get minutes under head coach Pep Guardiola this season, playing only 20 league games for the Cityzens this season, and will not be traveling with the team to Germany.

Another big name missing from the final list is Manchester United’s Harry Maguire. The center-back played a huge role in England’s defense at the Euros and was also impressive at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, the former Leicester City defender has not fully recovered from a calf injury he suffered on May 5.

The 31-year-old, who missed United’s FA Cup Final victory over Manchester City, took to X (fka Twitter) to express his disappointment:

“I am devastated not to have been selected to play for England at the Euros this summer. Despite my best efforts, I have not been able to overcome an injury to my calf.”

Euro 2024 will mark Maguire’s first absence from a major tournament since his senior team debut in 2017.

Southgate will also be without James Maddison, who also expressed his frustration on social media. The Tottenham midfielder had this to say after the official squad announcement: “Devastated doesn’t quite cut it. Trained well and worked hard all week.”

Maddison also admitted he wasn’t back to full form since recovering from an injury in January:

“But if I’m honest with myself, my form for Spurs when coming back from injury in the second half of the season probably wasn’t at the levels I had set, which gave Gareth a decision to make.”

The 27-year-old has seven caps for the senior team and only featured in three Euro Qualifiers for England.

As previously announced when the preliminary squad was made public, Southgate will also be without Marcus Rashford, Jordan Henderson, and Jadon Sancho this summer.

Harry Kane Leads the Way for England This Summer

England goes into the Euros with arguably the best center forward in the world leading the pack. Harry Kane has been phenomenal this season since his record and somewhat controversial move to Bayern Munich last summer. The former Tottenham Hotspur player clinched the Bundesliga top scorer award with 36 goals in 32 games. He was also the UEFA Champions League joint-top scorer this season with eight goals in 12 appearances. Kane will be hoping to finally end his drought without a major title on German soil, a territory he has quickly become familiar with.

Southgate will also count on Arsenal’s superstar winger, Bukayo Saka, and Manchester City forward Phil Foden to complement Kane in attack. Saka was in stellar form in the previous two seasons for the Gunners, helping them to consecutive second-placed finishes in the Premier League. Foden, on the other hand, has been in brilliant form yet again for City, shining on the brightest of stages in their league title-clinching game against West Ham. He scored two quick goals for Pep Guardiola’s men and helped to clinch their sixth Premier League title in eight years.

Chelsea sensation Cole Palmer will play in his first-ever major tournament this year and could play a crucial supporting role for the Three Lions. The 22-year-old has been in fine form this season, with 24 goals and 13 assists in all competitions. He played an important role for the Blues, leading them to a 6th-placed finish despite a horrible start to the season.

Another big name on the squad is 20-year-old Jude Bellingham, who has had a dream start to life at Real Madrid. The 2023 Golden Boy winner has quickly risen the ranks from a young talent to a superstar, helping Real Madrid to a 15th Champions League and also winning the Spanish La Liga. Bellingham was Los Blancos’ highest goal scorer in the league. With his proven offensive ability, he will be tasked with driving the ball to opponents’ territory from the center of the pitch at Euro 2024. The sturdy Declan Rice and Trent Alexander-Arnold are likely to complete the midfield trio, while 19-year-old Kobbie Mainoo and Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher will be making their major tournament debut as subs.

England will also boast world-class defenders like Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Joe Gomez, and John Stones. Luke Shaw also makes the list despite not featuring in a competitive game since February 18. Southgate has always preferred Everton’s Jordan Pickford as his first-choice goalkeeper, and this will likely be the case again, although he has some competition now with Arsenal’s sensation Aaron Ramsdale also in the lineup.

England Official Full Squad for Euros

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Lewis Dunk, Joe Gomez, Marc Guehi, Ezri Konsa, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Kobbie Mainoo, Declan Rice, Adam Wharton

Forwards: Jarrod Bowen, Eberechi Eze, Phil Foden, Anthony Gordon, Harry Kane, Cole Palmer, Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney, Ollie Watkins


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