England’s Euro 2024 final squad: When is it named and how many players are selected?

James Maddison in England training before he was cut from the squad

James Maddison has left the England camp after failing to make Gareth Southgate’s trimmed down 26-man squad for Euro 2024 in Germany. Jarrell Quansah and Curtis Jones have also not made the plane to Germany.

Southgate has one more game remaining before he has to select his final squad for this summer’s tournament. After Monday night’s victory over Bosnia, the England manager said he has difficult decisions to make and Maddison, Jones and Quansah have been among the first casualties.

Earlier this month, Southgate selected a training squad of 33 players, with Jordan Henderson and Marcus Rashford among those to miss out.

Of the 33-man shortlist, nine players were rested for the warm-up victory against Bosnia on Monday night: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Jude Bellingham, Kobbie Mainoo, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka and Anthony Gordon. In a boost for Southgate, Shaw has since stepped up his return from injury.

Cole Palmer staked his claim with a goal against Bosnia, with Friday night’s game with Iceland the last chance for others to impress.

England will submit the final squad to Uefa at midnight on Friday, June 7 before it is announced on Saturday, June 8.

When will the final England squad be named for Euro 2024?

The final deadline for teams to submit their Euro 2024 squads is June 7, as teams must name their players at least seven days before the opening match of the tournament.

What is the current England squad?


Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Dean Henderson (Crystal Palace)
Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
James Trafford (Burnley)


Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton)
Lewis Dunk (Brighton)
Joe Gomez (Liverpool)
Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace)
Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa)
Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
John Stones (Manchester City)
Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United)
Kyle Walker (Manchester City)


Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)
Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United)
Declan Rice (Arsenal)
Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace)


Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid)
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United)
Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace)
Phil Foden (Manchester City)
Jack Grealish (Manchester City)
Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United)
Harry Kane (Bayern Munich)
Cole Palmer (Chelsea)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Ivan Toney (Brentford)
Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

Gareth Southgate: I have tough decisions to make

Gareth Southgate admits he has tough decisions to make before cutting his Euro squad this Friday and is yet to finalise how to tell players they have been axed from his final 26.

Cole Palmer virtually booked his place with the opening goal in the 3-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina, while Southgate named Eberechi Eze, Conor Gallagher and debutant Adam Wharton as players who impressed him at St James’ Park.

“It is a decision where we understand the significance for all of the players,” said Southgate. “So we are giving it the respect and consideration it deserves to make fair, right decisions.

“Of course it is always going to be subjective and we have to balance what we need in every area of the pitch as well so that is the added complication. It is not just getting the best individuals in, there is a positional element to that as well.”

How to tell players they will not be boarding the plane to Germany is still being discussed by Southgate’s staff. “I’ll work that through with the staff and we will decide the best way of doing that,” he said.

After the Bosnia victory, Southgate added: “Individual performances, there were numerous good ones. Clearly, I would imagine Eberechi [Eze] has caught the eye with the way he started the game, the way he glides past people and the power he shows.

“Conor Gallagher was important performance for us given how important Declan [Rice]’s role. We know what he can do without the ball but his work with the ball has improved. He played with real maturity.

“A first goal for Cole Palmer and Adam Wharton showed what he has been doing at the end of the season and in training. He sees pictures early and can play forward. It is very early for him but lovely that he looked as comfortable as he did. So a team that didn’t have many caps when we started, it showed people feel comfortable in an England shirt pretty quickly which was lovely to see.”

Wharton was playing in the Championship with Blackburn until his January-window move to Palace and while he was seen as a young talent getting experience with the squad, Southgate admits he has caught the eye.

“There’s no question he’s impressed us. The biggest thing is to see a picture and play it forward early. That sounds really simple but that hasn’t been so simple over seven-eight years. That type of player.

“There’s a lot still ahead of him. There’s a lot of adjustment. I think the other players have recognised his quality. The positions they take, the way they interact on the training pitch.

“Whenever we call a new player in, they always doubt what we’re doing and think we don’t know what we’re doing. Then they work with these youngsters and go ‘OK, now we see why’. The little cameo was what we’ve seen in training in the last week and what we’ve seen with his club. Big steps to come and more steps to go forward. He’s adapting to everything really well.”

Palmer ‘hopes’ he has done enough to secure a place in Southgate’s squad, with his penalty coming after Kane had tried to come off the bench and take it himself.

“It is a great feeling scoring your first goal for your country. Everyone wants to score for their country so when it went in.

“Of course he [Kane] would have taken it, but thankfully it was just before he came on so I got to score.”

“Not sure, hope so,” Palmer replied when asked whether he had done enough to be on the plane to Germany. “Tonight was probably not my best game. It has been a long season. I was just trying to find my feet, obviously it is my first start for England. Hopefully I will be going to Germany. “

Who is in England’s Euro 2024 group?

England are in Group C with Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia.

When are England’s matches?  

  • June 16: vs Serbia, Gelsenkirchen, 8pm (BST)

  • June 20: vs Denmark, Frankfurt, 5pm (BST)

  • June 25: vs Slovenia, Cologne, 8pm (BST)

See our full guide to England’s group opponents and fixtures for Euro 2024

What are England’s odds to win Euro 2024?

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