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England EURO 2024 Squad: Who’s in?

Whilst the official squad announcement will be not be made for another couple of months, we feel that now would be the right time to speculate on who is likely to be called up for the tournament, as well as who could miss out.

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England Squad for Football EURO 2024:

As mentioned, the final squad for the Euros has not yet been announced by England manager Gareth Southgate. Let’s start off by taking a look at what the most recent England squad looked like:

Jordan PickfordGoalkeeper29Everton58
Aaron RamsdaleGoalkeeper25Arsenal4
Sam JohnstoneGoalkeeper30Crystal Palace4
Marc GuehiCentre Back23Crystal Palace9
Harry MaguireCentre Back31Manchester United62
Fikayo TomoriCentre Back26AC Milan5
Lewis DunkCentre Back32Brighton3
Kyle WalkerRight Back33Manchester City81
Kieran TrippierRight Back33Newcastle United46
Trent Alexander-ArnoldRight Back25Liverpool23
Conor GallagherMidfield24Chelsea11
Declan RiceMidfield25Arsenal48
Jordan HendersonMidfield33Ajax81
Kalvin PhillipsMidfield28West Ham31
Rico LewisMidfield19Manchester City1
Cole PalmerMidfield21Chelsea2
Jarrod BowenForward27West Ham5
Marcus RashfordForward26Manchester United59
Jack GrealishForward28Manchester City35
Bukayo SakaForward22Arsenal32
Phil FodenForward23Manchester City31
Harry KaneForward30Bayern Munich89
Ollie WatkinsForward28Aston Villa9

Potential England EURO Call Up

Since the last international break, many players have burst onto the scene in the Premier League, thus increasing their chances of being included in the final squad despite maybe not having much experience in the first team set up yet. Here are a couple of players we think could be heading to Germany come June:

Cole Palmer – Chelsea

Since making the move from Manchester to West London, Cole Palmer has surprised everyone with how quickly he has settled into life at Chelsea and the Premier League. After not receiving much game time at City, he has now established himself as an integral part of Chelsea’s attack and is often the first player the manager and his teammates look to to win games.

He already 24 goal contributions this season with 14 goals and 10 assists to his name. Southgate has got to find a way to fit this gem into his 23-man squad for the Euros!

Ivan Toney – Brentford

We know Gareth Southgate is a manger who prefers to steer clear of controversy and Ivan Toney does not have the cleanliest track record. The forward was left out of the World Cup and subsequently banned from playing football for a few months due to breaching gambling regulations.

Despite this, he is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the Premier League and has been for quite some time. Should he start banging in the goals for Brentford between now and May, we don’t see a way in which Southgate could leave him at home, especially with this being his last chance of winning silverware as England manager.

Potential England EURO Exclusions

We feel that the eventual squad for the Euros will look quite different to the table above due to certain players being out of action with long-term injuries or being off-form.

Reece James

Reece James, Whilst undoubtedly one of the best right backs in the world on his day, has sadly had his career plagued by serious injuries in the last two seasons. He is currently ruled out for most of this season with another hamstring issue, which means that it might just be too late for him to gain match fitness in time for the Euros.

A shame, considering he is certainly one of Southgate’s preferred options in defence and can also play in a variety of different roles including as a centre back in a back three formation, right wing back, right back, and even central defensive midfield. Let’s hope that he can come back to his best now that he has undergone a much-needed surgery.

James Ward-Prowse

James Ward-Prowse is probably England’s best set-piece taker since the great David Beckham donned the famous white shirt. Despite having incredible technique from dead-ball situations and being an overall solid midfielder, it seems that Southgate simply does not fancy him.

Too often is he left out of squads for international breaks, and even when picked he doesn’t get many minutes on the field. Many England fans are left bewildered by this decision but ultimately, we think he gets left out.

England EURO 2024 Squad Predictions

Now that we’ve gone through England’s most recent squad, as well as a couple of potential inclusions and exclusions, this is who we think will form part of the 23-man squad for EURO 2024 in Germany.

  • Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Newcastle), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
  • Defenders: Harry Maguire (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
  • Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Declan Rice (Arsenal), Jordan Henderson (Ajax), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City)
  • Forwards: Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Cole Palmer (Chelsea)

There you have it! England’s 23-man squad for the Euros in Germany. With that said, let’s dive a bit deeper and discuss who makes it into the first 11 versus Serbia on June 16th.

GK: Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Despite not replicating the same form for Everton at times, Jordan Pickford has consistently maintained his position as number one for England in goal as he has never let them down once. A trusted pair of hands.

RB: Kyler Walker (Manchester City)

Probably the fastest player in this England side despite being 33 years old. Kyle Walker is a stalwart in England’s defence and has been for many years. After a history defining, treble winning season with Man City, we can almost guarantee that he will start at right back for England on June 16th.

CB: John Stones (Manchester City)

Should he keep fit, John Stones will play close to Walker on that right side of England’s central defence. The two are familiar with each other from playing at City, adding assurance and peace of mind to the backline. Not to mention, John Stones is an exquisite defender with fantastic ball playing abilities.

CB: Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

Harry Maguire has had a lot of ups and downs in his career ever since joining Manchester United. The centre back fell out of favour and even lost his captaincy under Erik ten Hag, but always kept his starting spot for England. Southgate has been heavily criticised for sticking with the out of form defender, but to be fair to him, it seems to be working! Maguire has remained solid in defence for England as he rarely commits errors and leads the backline with confidence.

LB: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea)

This might seem like an unrealistic pick from us, but bear with us. Luke Shaw is the clear favourite to start for England, even scoring in the last Euros final against Italy. However, he has now suffered a potentially season-ending injury and at best might only make it to a bench spot in the squad due to a lack of match fitness.

Additionally, Chilwell seems to have put his injury issues behind him and is more than capable of doing a job for England at left back.

CM: Declan Rice (Arsenal)

Declan Rice is nailed on to start for England in midfield this summer. Since making his move to Arsenal he has gone up a gear and really showed the world what he is truly capable of. Far from being just a defensive midfielder capable of breaking play, he is scoring goals and becoming a leader in the dressing room. A box-to-box genius.

CM: Jordan Henderson (Ajax)

Jordan Henderson’s short stint in Saudi Arabia will forever be remembered for reasons other than playing football, but the veteran quickly decided to revive his international career by making the move to Ajax in January. There is no doubt he did this to keep up his fitness levels ahead of the Euros to remain in Southgate’s favour and start alongside Rice.

RW: Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

What more can be said about this man? Saka is in hot form for Arsenal this season and is continuing to grow and develop on that right flank. He will keep his place in the starting eleven for England as Southgate will be taking notice of his efforts in Arsenal’s title challenge this season.

CAM: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid)

The gem of England’s present and future. Still just 20 years old but playing like prime Zidane already, Bellingham will look to have his best tournament yet and charge England to European victory this summer.

Since joining Madrid, he has become there top scorer in the league with 16 goals as Real sit top of the table. The confidence, swagger, and sheer skill of Bellingham will be of the utmost importance for England.

LW: Phil Foden (Manchester City)

Phil Foden predominantly plays on the right wing for City under Pep, but is versatile enough to play anywhere across a front three. In England’s set up, it makes more sense to accommodate Saka at RW and have Foden on the left.

With a whopping 18 goals and 10 assists in all comps for City this season, it would be criminal to leave him out of the starting line up. Phil Foden will complete the front three behind Kane for England.

ST: Harry Kane (Bayern Munich)

Harry Kane is England’s captain and one of the best finishers the country has ever produced. He’s made a big move to Bayern Munich over the summer in the hunt for some silverware, and has brought his goal-scoring pedigree along with him. 33 goals and 8 assists in all competitions for Bayern means that he is still the main man for England up front.


What is the England EURO squad?

The England EURO squad is the 23-man team that will participate in EURO 2024 in Germany this summer.

Who is in the England squad for the Euros?

The likes of Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham, and other stars are in the England squad for the Euros.

How many players are in the England EURO squad?

The England EURO squad will be made up of 23 players.

How big is England’s EURO 2024 squad?

England’s EURO 2024 squad will be made up of 23 players.