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England picks 4 right backs for Euros


Nepalnews
2021 Jun 02, 9:58, Kathmandu
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold holds up the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor in Burnley, England, Wednesday May 19, 2021. Photo: AP

Trent Alexander-Arnold was one of four specialist right backs selected in England’s final 26-man squad for the European Championship on Tuesday, while Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson were included despite ongoing fitness concerns which make them doubtful for group-stage matches.

The biggest intrigue surrounded Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool’s creative and attacking full back, who was omitted for England’s games in March but finished the Premier League season strongly and was picked in the enlarged group along with three other right backs — Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Reece James.

All four will wind up going to the tournament, with Southgate talking up each of the players’ versatility such as James potentially playing in midfield, Walker at left back and Trippier at wing back.

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood looks out during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester City, at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Photo :AP
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood looks out during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester City, at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Photo :AP

The seven players cut from the provisional 33-man squad named last week by England coach Gareth Southgate were strikers Mason Greenwood and Ollie Watkins, midfielders James Ward-Prowse and Jesse Lingard, defenders Ben White and Ben Godfrey, and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

England will play a Euro 2020 warmup against Austria on Wednesday, and another against Romania on Sunday.

After the Croatia game at Wembley Stadium, Southgate’s team plays Scotland and the Czech Republic at the same venue. There’s also a potential round of 16 match at Wembley for England, while the semifinals and final will all be played there.


Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atlético Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham)

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

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