The Three Lions have been placed in Group D
An international ban on players from the 12 clubs who announced on Sunday they would join a breakaway European Super League would result in wiping out nearly the entire squads of the England and Spain national teams, a Reuters analysis of club rosters shows. Europe's soccer governing body UEFA had warned players they could be denied the opportunity to play for their national teams if they compete in the breakaway competition that has drawn the ire of several clubs, leagues and national associations. England's big six -- Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal -- and Spain's top three of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid supply an overwhelming majority of players to both national teams.
A year on from when it was originally due to take place, the European Championships will finally take place in June. England will begin their Euro 2021 campaign with a rematch of the 2018 World Cup semi-final against Croatia at Wembley on June 13. There is plenty of football to be played between now and the end of the season, with injuries still likely to play a role in final selection. When will the England squad be announced? Gareth Southgate is expected to name his 23-man squad on May 24, the Monday after the Premier League season concludes. When is the deadline for the squad announcement? England do not have to name their squad that early, however. Uefa's squad deadline is 10 days before the tournament begins on June 1. Who is likely to be picked by Gareth Southgate? If Euro 2021 squads are not interfered with by the European Super League, Southgate has a vast array of options at his disposal. Mike McGrath has picked his squad on a weekly basis. In-form Jesse Lingard has now forced his way into the 23, here's why: Another weekend where he made an irresistible case to go to the Euros. His first goal against Leicester showed how much confidence he has at the moment. He would not have taken on the first-time volley a few months ago. Jude Bellingham, who should really have gone to the Under-21 Euros in Slovenia rather than playing half a match against San Marino in the last break, could be the one missing out. Read his latest squad in full here If Southgate was forced to pick a squad excluding players from the top six due to their European Super League exploits, selection would become even trickier. Luke Edwards picked his England XI without players from the 'big six' and his defence consisted of: Tariq Lamptey (Brighton) The England Under-21 international has been in scintillating form since leaving Chelsea for more regular first-team opportunities, despite injury problems. Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) Has become an established member of the squad over the last couple of seasons and even threatened to become first choice alongside Harry Maguire before John Stones’ rehabilitation. Conor Coady (Wolves) Hugely-popular member of the England squad already and has been described as a natural leader. The former Liverpool player would be most people’s first choice to partner Mings. Brighton's Ben White, Villa's Ezri Konsa and Everton's Michael Keane are also knocking on the door. Matt Targett (Aston Villa) One of the best full-backs in the Premier League who may not have made the same impact as those picked before him by Gareth Southgate, but has plenty of admirers still. Leeds' Jack Harrison and West Ham's Aaron Creswell would also be in the reckoning. Read his full England XI here What have we said about Euro 2021? Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham and co show England have emerged from the dark ages to become a creative talent factory Harry Kane is one golden summer away from becoming England's greatest ever Gareth Southgate warns England players not to wreck their Euro 2021 dreams with ill-discipline The trio who should play behind Kane at Euro 2021: it is bad news for Rashford and Grealish