England head coach Gareth Southgate has announced his provisional squad. Even as Southgate lists 33 players in England’s team though, the final line-up will only include 26 players.
Nations can announce larger-than-26, provisional squads for now. Besides England, the Netherlands and Italy have also named extended squads that will then be cut to a 26-player roster.
So, from extended groups, coaches will shortlist 26 players ahead of the June 1 deadline.
Countries will submit these final squads to UEFA ahead of the June 11-July 11 tournament being held across Europe.
Southgate has revealed a list of 33 players who will prepare for Euro 2020.
Various reports thus accurately suggested that Southgate’s provisional list could contain more than 30 players.
Southgate may have decided on a larger squad to allow time for key players to recover.
Another factor is the number of England players involved in other competitions.
Many players will be playing Saturday’s Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City.
Others will be preoccupied with Wednesday’s Europa League final between Manchester United and Villarreal.
Southgate lists 33 players in England’s team:
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United).
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Ben Godfrey (Everton), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ben White (Brighton & Hove Albion).
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (West Ham United, on loan from Manchester United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).