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  • Dylan Terry

    WALES' EURO 2020 SQUAD

    The full 26-man squad:

    • GK: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) 
    • GK: Daniel Ward (Leicester City) 
    • GK: Adam Davies (Stoke City) 
    • DF: James Lawrence (St Pauli) 
    • DF: Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) 
    • DF: Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur) 
    • DF: Chris Mepham (Bournemouth) 
    • DF: Chris Gunter (Charlton Athletic) 
    • DF: Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United) 
    • DF: Neco Williams (Liverpool) 
    • MF: Joe Allen (Stoke City) 
    • MF: Joe Morrell (Luton Town) 
    • MF: Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea) 
    • MF: Matthew Smith (Manchester City) 
    • MF: Jonathan Williams (Cardiff City) 
    • MF: Kieffer Moore (Cardiff City) 
    • MF: Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) 
    • MF: Harry Wilson (Liverpool) 
    • MF: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 
    • MF: David Brooks (Bournemouth) 
    • MF: Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) 
    • FW: Tom Lawrence (Derby County) 
    • FW: Rabbi Matondo (Schalke 04) 
    • FW: Dylan Levitt (Manchester United) 
    • FW: Tom Lockyer (Luton Town) 
    • FW: Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City) 
    • FW: Mark Harris (Cardiff City) 
    • FW: George Thomas (Queens Park Rangers)

    SCOTLAND'S EURO 2020 SQUAD

    The full 26-man squad:

    • GK: Graig Gordon (Hearts)
    • GK: David Marshall (Derby County)
    • GK: Jon McLaughlin (Rangers)
    • DF: Liam Cooper (Leeds)
    • DF: Nathan Patterson (Rangers)
    • DF: Andy Robertson (Liverpool)
    • DF: Grant Hanley (Norwich City)
    • DF: Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest)
    • DF: Stephen O'Donnell (Motherwell)
    • DF: Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)
    • DF: Declan Gallagher (Motherwell)
    • DF: Greg Taylor (Celtic)
    • DF: Jack Hendry (Oostende)
    • MF: Billy Gilmour (Chelsea)
    • MF: John McGinn (Aston Villa)
    • MF: Callum McGregor (Celtic)
    • MF: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton)
    • MF: Scott McTominay (Manchester United)
    • MF: David Turnbull
    • MF: Ryan Christie (Celtic)
    • MF: John Fleck (Sheffield United)
    • FW: Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United)
    • FW: Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers)
    • FW: Che Adams (Southampton)
    • FW: Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian)
    • FW: James Forrest (Celtic)

    AGBONLAHOR BACKS SOUTHGATE

    Former Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor has backed Gareth Southgate's decision not to include Patrick Bamford in his provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020.

    He told talkSPORT: “Bamford is very unlucky not to make it, but the sort of striker he is, Greenwood is better, Kane is better, and he's similar to them.

    “He's not similar to Calvert-Lewin or Watkins, they can run the channels, they're pests, they've got hold-up play. They're different strikers.

    “Bamford was in competition with Kane and Greenwood, and he's not going to get in ahead of them.”


    • Dylan Terry

      HERE WE GO

      England are now the favourites to win Euro 2020.

    • Dylan Terry

      WAN OF A KIND

      Former Manchester United and England star Andrew Cole believes that Aaron Wan-Bissaka was unlucky not to make Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man Euro 2020 squad.

      He told talkSPORT 2: “When anyone gets mentioned regarding the right-back position, they always say they’re not sure about players defensively, especially Alexander-Arnold.

      “Wan-Bissaka is the opposite. Defensively, he’s brilliant. Going forward, he doesn’t attack as good as he rest of the boys.

      “But defensively, he’s up there with the best of them.”

    • Dylan Terry

      LOW BAR

      Hansi Flick has been announced as Joachim Low’s successor as Germany boss.

      The World Cup-winning Low, 61, announced earlier this year that he’d be leaving his post with Die Mannschaft after the tournament.

      Flick, his former assistant, had been approached by Spurs – following the news that he’d be departing Bayern Munich.

      But the 56-year-old elected to to snub the North Londoners in favour of his country.

      Credit: AP
    • Dylan Terry

      EURO 2020 TOP SCORER ODDS

      Euro 2020 top scorer odds – Betfair

      • Harry Kane 5/1
      • Romelu Lukaku 13/2
      • Cristiano Ronaldo 9/1
      • Kylian Mbappe 9/1
      • Karim Benzema 11/1
      • Memphis Depay 16/1
      • Raheem Sterling 16/1

      KEEP CALM

      Gareth Southgate insists he has no fears about his goalkeepers for the Euros – even though three of the four he has named in his squad have just ONE cap between them.

      Jordan Pickford has come through a crisis in form to end the season well with Everton and is the clear first choice for England this summer.

      Manchester United’s Dean Henderson is the back-up with Nick Pope injured but he only made his single appearances for the Three Lions in March.

      Sam Johnstone of West Brom and Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale have never played at the highest level before – meaning England are woefully short of experience between the posts.

      But Southgate said: “It doesn’t make me nervous because they’re the best we have and they’re the best available. We’re very unfortunate with the situation with Pope. He’s the one that we’ve given those more recent caps to.

      “We know Jordan’s got great experience with us and we’ve got to prepare the others as best we can.

      “We’ve known for a little period that the goalkeeping situation internationally for us is unusually inexperienced. The more experienced ones have found themselves out of their club teams and even those guys are limited caps.

      "You’ve got to go back to the Joe Harts and perhaps Fraser Forster who’s had a little spell with Southampton. We’ve got to go with the next generation and give them the experiences.”

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      • Dylan Terry

        ENGLAND’S PROVISIONAL 33-MAN EURO 2020 SQUAD

        Here’s a reminder of England’s provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020. Gareth Southgate will narrow that down to 26 on Tuesday.

      • Dylan Terry

        CITIZEN KANE

        Gareth Southgate insists Manchester United transfer target Harry Kane will not be leaving Tottenham until after the Euros.

        He said: “I don’t feel I need to talk to Harry Kane regarding focus or professionalism.

        "He has one goal with us and that’s to win the European Championship. He knows how important that is at this moment in time. What’s happening at his club is a matter for him and Tottenham.

        "He’s made some statements in the last few days, but that is out of the way now. It’s very unlikely that transfer deals will be done while we are away.

        "It’s different when we meet up in September and I’m very realistic that you can’t stop phones ringing, but most deals will be done at the end of the tournament or in the first week before it starts.

        “I would expect most deals in terms of our players to be done after the tournament.”

      • Dylan Terry

        DRIVES YOU MADD

        Brendan Rodgers claims James Maddison's injury-plagued season cost him his place in England's Euro's squad.

        The Leicester boss said: "James has been unfortunate the way the season has panned out.

        "He didn’t start the season and it was difficult for him but then he got a run of games and was exceptional.

        “He was creating and scoring goals. It was looking very good for him. Then, he’s picked up the injury and he hasn’t got back to the level of fitness he needs."

        "When you are a very gifted technical player – as he is – you have to be able to move to be able to get on the ball.

        “Then, when you have the ball, you need the fitness to produce at such a high technical level. That’s something, unfortunately, that's just not quite been there.”

      • Dylan Terry

        INJURY TIME

        Gareth Southgate admits he is in the dark whether Harry Maguire will be fit for the Euros – because Manchester United have kept his medical details secret from England.

        He said: “At this moment in time, Harry might play tomorrow or he might be out for two months I just don’t know.

        “We had an initial assessment, which was positive in terms of the tournament, but there was always a little bit more swelling and further investigation needed.

        “Of course when you’ve got a European final and information for the opposition is so tight and things do leak I understand why clubs want to keep their cards close to their chest.

        “It’s made it a little bit more difficult for us but I don’t have a problem with Manchester United at all, I totally understand it.”

      • Dylan Terry

        SUPER SNUBS

        Euro 2020 will be a festival of football this summer with some of the world's best players on show.

        But there will be some huge names including Sergio Ramos, Erling Haaland and Virgil van Dijk missing from the tournament.

      • Alex Terrell

        TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF

        Robert Page's Wales players have been keeping tuned up in their pre-tournament warm-up camp ahead of the Euros.

        Gareth Bale has headed to Madrid but the rest of the Wales squad are in Portugal for some tune-ups.

        Credit: Getty
        Credit: Getty
      • Alex Terrell

        A BIT OF ALP FROM LADY LUCK

        Austria's poor showing at the last European Championship might have been sobering – but a favourable draw means they again have high hopes of making a mark when Euro 2020 finally kicks off.

        Austria have been paired with the seeded Netherlands in Group C but will expect to finish above North Macedonia and Ukraine to reach the knockout stage.

        Boss Franco Foda said: “The Netherlands are the favourites. The Ukraine remained unbeaten in qualifying and topped their group ahead of Portugal and Serbia.

        "At the tournament, everything is possible and details will be decisive. We will do everything we can to qualify for the round of 16."

        First priority for Austria, however, is to win a game. Their previous two appearances at the finals, as co-hosts in 2008 and in France in 2016, produced two drab draws and four defeats.

        They had high hopes last time after an unbeaten run in the qualifiers with nine wins out of 10 and an eight-point gap over the chasing pack in their group. But in the finals they flopped.

      • Richard Forrester

        MORNING, EUROS FANS

        Gareth Southgate announced his provisional 33-man England squad yesterday, with four uncapped players getting the nod.

        Ben Godfrey, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Sam Johnstone all made the cut, although there were some difficult omissions for Southgate to make.

        Hopefuls Patrick Bamford, Danny Ings, James Maddison and Eric Dier all missed out, with the Three Lions boss admitting that it was ‘difficult’ not to pick the latter.

        He said: “He is a man who I have tremendous respect for and he has been, as you’ve rightly identified, a key player in some of our biggest nights, some of our biggest moments.

        “Unfortunately I just don’t think his season has been strong enough to be in the squad.”

        There was room for some exciting young talent, however, with Mason Greenwood, Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden among a number of players that could be heading to their first tournament.

        Southgate, 50, is expected to announce his 26-man squad for the finals next week.

        Meanwhile, Germany announced boss Joachim Low’s successor.

        His former assistant Hansi Flick will take the reins after the tournament, having turned down Spurs following his Bayern exit.

        Low, 61, will go into his final competition joined by two of his formerly trusted lieutenants in Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels.. despite having previously vowed to never pick them again.

      • Etienne Fermie

        WAGS WARNED

        By Duncan Wright

        England's Wags and families will be banned from seeing the England players in the team hotel for the duration of the Euros.

        Gareth Southgate has revealed Uefa protocols around Covid-19 make it impossible for his stars to catch up with loved ones at St George’s Park.

        He said: “We're not going to be able to let people in.

        “There's a clear edict from Uefa on what the bubbles need to look like to be as secure as we can make them.

        "It's never going to be 100 per cent failsafe but we've got to comply with as much as we can.

        “We're hoping that we might at some point be able to let the players have a little bit of time at home.

        "But that's constantly being assessed. It'd be a preference for us if we can.

        “But of course, we've got to monitor not only our own situations, but where we are as a country, what are the variants, what the government guidelines are.

        “That’s we hope to do that and we're working towards that, but it is going to be limited access which we have to accept is going to be harder for some players to cope with than for others.

        “You know everybody's going to react to that and respond to that differently.”

      • Etienne Fermie

        ICYMI – THIRTY THREE LIONS

        Gareth Southgate named his provisional 33-man England squad earlier today.

        Uncapped stars Sam Johnstone, Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Ben Godfrey forced their way in.

        But their was no place for the likes of Eric Dier, James Maddison, Danny Ings or Patrick Bamford.

      • Etienne Fermie

        GOD TO BE DONE

        Former England star Rio Ferdinand has congratulated Ben Godfrey on his first Three Lions call-up.

        He wrote on Twitter: "Boom 💥

        "Congrats @BenG0dfrey thoroughly deserved!"

      • Etienne Fermie

        PAT ON THE BACK

        Former England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor believes that Patrick Bamford is unlucky not to have made Gareth Southgate's 33-man provisional squad for Euro 2020.

        He told talkSPORT: "Bamford is very unlucky not to make it, but the sort of striker he is, Greenwood is better, Kane is better, and he's similar to them.

        “He's not similar to Calvert-Lewin or Watkins, they can run the channels, they're pests, they've got hold-up play. They're different strikers.

        “Bamford was in competition with Kane and Greenwood, and he's not going to get in ahead of them.”

        Patrick Bamford has scored 17 goals this seasonCredit: Rex
      • Etienne Fermie

        WAN OF A KIND

        Former Manchester United and England star Andrew Cole believes that Aaron Wan-Bissaka was unlucky not to make Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man Euro 2020 squad.

        He told talkSPORT 2: "When anyone gets mentioned regarding the right-back position, they always say they're not sure about players defensively, especially Alexander-Arnold.

        "Wan-Bissaka is the opposite. Defensively, he's brilliant. Going forward, he doesn't attack as good as he rest of the boys.

        “But defensively, he's up there with the best of them."

        Aaron Wan-Bissaka failed to make Southgate's squadCredit: Getty
      • Etienne Fermie

        LOW BAR

        Hansi Flick has been announced as Joachim Low's successor as Germany boss.

        The World Cup-winning Low, 61, announced earlier this year that he'd be leaving his post with Die Mannschaft after the tournament.

        Flick, his former assistant, had been approached by Spurs – following the news that he'd be departing Bayern Munich.

        But the 56-year-old elected to to snub the North Londoners in favour of his country.

        Hansi Flick will be Germany's next head coachCredit: AP
      • Etienne Fermie

        GDA-MN IT!

        Harry Maguire has NOT trained with his Manchester United team-mates, despite travelling with them to Gdansk.

        Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to rule his skipper out of contention for tomorrow night's game, despite his recent injury woes.

        But the big defender, who was earlier included in Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man England squad, was forced to watch the from the sidelines as his team-mates were put through their paces.

        Harry Maguire watches training from the benchCredit: Getty
      • Etienne Fermie

        DIER STRAITS

        Spurs trio Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Winks have all missed out on a place in Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020.

        All three have featured a lot under Southgate, with Dier and Alli having played at Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

        But following a dreadful season for Tottenham at club level, during which sacked ex-boss Jose Mourinho cast aside Dele and Winks for large spells, all three have failed to make the cut.

        Harry Kane is Spurs' sole representative in the Three Lions group.

        Eric Dier and Dele Alli both suffered Three Lions disappointmentCredit: Rex

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