Breaking – Roy Hodgson confirms England’s 23-man squad for EUROs, Big call on Sturridge
The domestic season of football is over and the whole world has now turned their attention towards the EURO finals in France.
The tournament is set to kick-off on the 10th of June and the teams are already busy in their preparation with friendly games before the tournament.
And it is now understood that the England national team coach Roy Hodgson has confirmed the final 23-man squad that will travel to France.
There are no real surprises in the squad but Manchester City mid-fielder Fabian Delph and Leicester City mid-fielder Danny Drinkwater were both omitted from the final squad having been selected earlier in the provisional squad.
The likes of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy along with Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge make up the attacking options while Manchester United sensation, Marcus Rashford, was also included in the squad.
Pochettino’s men dominate the squad with Eric Dier, Deli Alli, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker all included for the finals in France.
Liverpool’s mid-field trio James Milner, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson all found a place in the squad along with Daniel Sturridge who recovered from a slight knock in training with the national squad.
John Stones gets his place in the squad after an impressive season for Everton but United’s Chris Smalling and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill are expected to start at the heart of the defense for the Three Lions.
Joe Hart, who will probably be the first choice keeper will be deputized by Fraser Forster of Southampton. Championship side Burnley’s 30-year old shot stopper Tom Heaton was given the nod as the third choice.
On paper it is one of the strongest squads in the competition and with recent form in mind, England have all the makings of an exciting adventure up ahead of them in France.
Here is the 23-man squad in full:
Coach: Roy Hodgson
Goal Keepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City); Fraser Forster (Southampton); Tom Heaton (Burnely)
Defense: Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur); Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool); Gary Cahill (Chelsea); Chris Smalling (Manchester United); John Stones (Everton); Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur); Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
Mid-field: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur); Ross Barkley (Everton); Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur); Adam Lallana (Liverpool); James Milner (Liverpool); Jordan Henderson (Liverpool); Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Attack: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United); Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur); Jamie Vardy (Leicester City); Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool); Raheem Sterling (Manchester City); Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
The squad was confirmed earlier today and the official Twitter handle of the England national ream tweeted:
— England (@England) May 31, 2016
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