Euro 2020 LIVE news: England boss Southgate in the dark over Maguire injury, Wales head to Portugal tune-up – updates

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  • Alex Terrell

    TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF

    Robert Page's Wales players have been keeping tuned up in their pre-tournament warm-up camp ahead of the Euros.

    Gareth Bale has headed to Madrid but the rest of the Wales squad are in Portugal for some tune-ups.

    Credit: Getty
    Credit: Getty
  • Alex Terrell

    A BIT OF ALP FROM LADY LUCK

    Austria's poor showing at the last European Championship might have been sobering – but a favourable draw means they again have high hopes of making a mark when Euro 2020 finally kicks off.

    Austria have been paired with the seeded Netherlands in Group C but will expect to finish above North Macedonia and Ukraine to reach the knockout stage.

    Boss Franco Foda said: “The Netherlands are the favourites. The Ukraine remained unbeaten in qualifying and topped their group ahead of Portugal and Serbia.

    "At the tournament, everything is possible and details will be decisive. We will do everything we can to qualify for the round of 16."

    First priority for Austria, however, is to win a game. Their previous two appearances at the finals, as co-hosts in 2008 and in France in 2016, produced two drab draws and four defeats.

    They had high hopes last time after an unbeaten run in the qualifiers with nine wins out of 10 and an eight-point gap over the chasing pack in their group. But in the finals they flopped.

  • Richard Forrester

    MORNING, EUROS FANS

    Gareth Southgate announced his provisional 33-man England squad yesterday, with four uncapped players getting the nod.

    Ben Godfrey, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Sam Johnstone all made the cut, although there were some difficult omissions for Southgate to make.

    Hopefuls Patrick Bamford, Danny Ings, James Maddison and Eric Dier all missed out, with the Three Lions boss admitting that it was ‘difficult’ not to pick the latter.

    He said: “He is a man who I have tremendous respect for and he has been, as you’ve rightly identified, a key player in some of our biggest nights, some of our biggest moments.

    “Unfortunately I just don’t think his season has been strong enough to be in the squad.”

    There was room for some exciting young talent, however, with Mason Greenwood, Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden among a number of players that could be heading to their first tournament.

    Southgate, 50, is expected to announce his 26-man squad for the finals next week.

    Meanwhile, Germany announced boss Joachim Low’s successor.

    His former assistant Hansi Flick will take the reins after the tournament, having turned down Spurs following his Bayern exit.

    Low, 61, will go into his final competition joined by two of his formerly trusted lieutenants in Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels.. despite having previously vowed to never pick them again.

  • Etienne Fermie

    WAGS WARNED

    By Duncan Wright

    England's Wags and families will be banned from seeing the England players in the team hotel for the duration of the Euros.

    Gareth Southgate has revealed Uefa protocols around Covid-19 make it impossible for his stars to catch up with loved ones at St George’s Park.

    He said: “We're not going to be able to let people in.

    “There's a clear edict from Uefa on what the bubbles need to look like to be as secure as we can make them.

    "It's never going to be 100 per cent failsafe but we've got to comply with as much as we can.

    “We're hoping that we might at some point be able to let the players have a little bit of time at home.

    "But that's constantly being assessed. It'd be a preference for us if we can.

    “But of course, we've got to monitor not only our own situations, but where we are as a country, what are the variants, what the government guidelines are.

    “That’s we hope to do that and we're working towards that, but it is going to be limited access which we have to accept is going to be harder for some players to cope with than for others.

    “You know everybody's going to react to that and respond to that differently.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    ICYMI – THIRTY THREE LIONS

    Gareth Southgate named his provisional 33-man England squad earlier today.

    Uncapped stars Sam Johnstone, Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Ben Godfrey forced their way in.

    But their was no place for the likes of Eric Dier, James Maddison, Danny Ings or Patrick Bamford.

  • Etienne Fermie

    GOD TO BE DONE

    Former England star Rio Ferdinand has congratulated Ben Godfrey on his first Three Lions call-up.

    He wrote on Twitter: "Boom 💥

    "Congrats @BenG0dfrey thoroughly deserved!"

  • Etienne Fermie

    PAT ON THE BACK

    Former England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor believes that Patrick Bamford is unlucky not to have made Gareth Southgate's 33-man provisional squad for Euro 2020.

    He told talkSPORT: "Bamford is very unlucky not to make it, but the sort of striker he is, Greenwood is better, Kane is better, and he's similar to them.

    “He's not similar to Calvert-Lewin or Watkins, they can run the channels, they're pests, they've got hold-up play. They're different strikers.

    “Bamford was in competition with Kane and Greenwood, and he's not going to get in ahead of them.”

    Patrick Bamford has scored 17 goals this seasonCredit: Rex
  • Etienne Fermie

    WAN OF A KIND

    Former Manchester United and England star Andrew Cole believes that Aaron Wan-Bissaka was unlucky not to make Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man Euro 2020 squad.

    He told talkSPORT 2: "When anyone gets mentioned regarding the right-back position, they always say they're not sure about players defensively, especially Alexander-Arnold.

    "Wan-Bissaka is the opposite. Defensively, he's brilliant. Going forward, he doesn't attack as good as he rest of the boys.

    “But defensively, he's up there with the best of them."

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka failed to make Southgate's squadCredit: Getty
  • Etienne Fermie

    LOW BAR

    Hansi Flick has been announced as Joachim Low's successor as Germany boss.

    The World Cup-winning Low, 61, announced earlier this year that he'd be leaving his post with Die Mannschaft after the tournament.

    Flick, his former assistant, had been approached by Spurs – following the news that he'd be departing Bayern Munich.

    But the 56-year-old elected to to snub the North Londoners in favour of his country.

    Hansi Flick will be Germany's next head coachCredit: AP
  • Etienne Fermie

    GDA-MN IT!

    Harry Maguire has NOT trained with his Manchester United team-mates, despite travelling with them to Gdansk.

    Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to rule his skipper out of contention for tomorrow night's game, despite his recent injury woes.

    But the big defender, who was earlier included in Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man England squad, was forced to watch the from the sidelines as his team-mates were put through their paces.

    Harry Maguire watches training from the benchCredit: Getty
  • Etienne Fermie

    DIER STRAITS

    Spurs trio Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Winks have all missed out on a place in Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020.

    All three have featured a lot under Southgate, with Dier and Alli having played at Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

    But following a dreadful season for Tottenham at club level, during which sacked ex-boss Jose Mourinho cast aside Dele and Winks for large spells, all three have failed to make the cut.

    Harry Kane is Spurs' sole representative in the Three Lions group.

    Eric Dier and Dele Alli both suffered Three Lions disappointmentCredit: Rex
  • Etienne Fermie

    HAR ABOUT THAT

    England hopeful Harry Maguire COULD feature for Manchester United in tomorrow's Europa League final.

    The Red Devils skipper, 28, was earlier named in Gareth Southgate's 33-man provisional England squad for Euro 2020, despite having suffered with injury.

    But ahead of tomorrow night's clash with Villarreal, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "We’ve prepared well. Anthony didn’t make it, Phil didn’t make it, of course, and Harry is just going to jog up and down the sidelines [in training]. I reckon he’ll try to join in a bit.

    “Apart from that, we’re looking quite good.”

    Harry Maguire has recently been struggling with injuryCredit: PA
  • Etienne Fermie

    CITIZEN KANE

    Gareth Southgate insists Harry Kane will not be leaving Tottenham until after the Euros.

    The England boss, who today named Kane in a provisional 33-man England squad, explained: “I don’t feel I need to talk to Harry Kane regarding focus or professionalism.

    "He has one goal with us and that’s to win the European Championship.

    “He knows how important that is at this moment in time. What’s happening at his club is a matter for him and Tottenham.

    "He’s made some statements in the last few days, but that is out of the way now.

    “It’s very unlikely that transfer deals will be done while we are away.

    "It’s different when we meet up in September and I’m very realistic that you can’t stop phones ringing, but most deals will be done at the end of the tournament or in the first week before it starts.

    “I would expect most deals in terms of our players to be done after the tournament.”

    Kane will skipper England this summer having told Tottenham he wants out
  • Etienne Fermie

    THE WHITE DECISION

    Ben White and Ben Godfrey been included in Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man England squad, ahead of Euro 2020.

    Neither the Brighton defender, 23, nor the Everton ace, also 23, have yet been capped by the Three Lions at senior level.

    But Southgate is excited by what they could bring in the future.

    The England boss said: "Ben is younger so there’s an investment there for the future. We’ve tracked him since he was on loan at Leeds. We’ve seen him play in midfield, he’s comfortable on the ball and has pace.

    “It’s still early for centre-backs of his age, and Ben Godfrey, they tend to mature later. We think it’s a good opportunity for them to come and work with us.”

    Gareth Southgate addressed the media earlier todayCredit: PA
  • Etienne Fermie

    S-MART DECISIONS

    Tottenham are reportedly in talks with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez to become their new manager.

    Sky Sports claims Daniel Levy has identified the former Everton gaffer as the perfect man to replace Jose Mourinho.

    Spurs have now reached out to Martinez as he prepares for Belgium’s adventure at the Euros.

    And Sky add the Spanish tactician has already told friends he expects a return to club football later this summer.

    Euro 2020 could be Roberto Martinez's final tournament in charge of BelgiumCredit: AP
  • Dylan Terry

    SOUTHGATE ON SPECULATION OVER KANE'S FUTURE AT SPURS

    England boss Gareth Southgate also spoke about the uncertain future of Harry Kane at Tottenham.

    He said: "I don't ever need to have a conversation with Harry Kane regarding focus or professionalism. He has one goal this summer with us and that's to win a European Championship.

    "I know how important that is to him at this moment in time. What's going on at his club is a matter for him and Tottenham. He's made some statement in the last few days and, in many respects, that's out of the way now.

    "Talking across the board, I think it's very unlikely that transfer deals will be done while we're away. I think that's different when we have our [training] camps in September. Very often we're on that deadline moment and every now and then we've had to facilitate a medical or a meeting between a player and a manager."

    Credit: PA
  • Dylan Terry

    ON TAKING 26 PLAYERS

    Speaking about the increased size of squads from 23 to 26, Southgate said: "I'm still not a fan of 26, like [Spain coach] Luis Enrique.

    "You want everybody to feel there or thereabouts, which is difficult if some players are not even going to be on the bench.

    "It's not a great dynamic but there's a risk with not taking 26, with the injury doubts and Covid."

  • Dylan Terry

    ON WHITE AND GODFREY INCLUSIONS

    Southgate added: "Ben is younger so there's an investment there for the future. We've tracked him since he was on loan at Leeds. We've seen him play in midfield, he's comfortable on the ball and has pace.

    "It's still early for centre-backs of his age, and Ben Godfrey, they tend to mature later. We think it's a good opportunity for them to come and work with us."

    Credit: PA
    Credit: PA
  • Dylan Terry

    ENGLAND'S EUROS SQUAD BY CLUB

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  • Dylan Terry

    ON HARRY MAGUIRE'S INJURY

    The England manager said: "From a club perspective, Manchester United have got a huge final tomorrow so it hasn't been easy getting information, and we understand that.

    "Kalvin Phillips also got injured with Leeds. These are the realities we've had to cope with in the last few days, and why we thought having more time would help us."

    Credit: AFP
  • Dylan Terry

    ON LEAVING OUT ERIC DIER

    Southgate said: "He's played in some big games for us. Unfortunately, I just don't think his season's been strong enough to make the squad.

    "That wasn't an easy conversation but he's an outstanding professional and he took the news in a really professional way."

    Credit: Reuters
  • Dylan Terry

    SOUTHGATE ON SELECTING 33 PLAYERS

    When asked why Gareth Southgate has selected 33 players rather than the confirmed 26, he said: "I think our situation is more complicated than any other country.

    "Of this 33, I think 12 are going to play in the Europa League and Champions League finals.

    "We felt more time would allow us to make better decisions."

  • Dylan Terry

    WHEN WILL THE FINAL SQUAD BE ANNOUNCED?

    Gareth Southgate will reduce his 33-man squad down to 26 next Tuesday, the day before England's first warm-up game against Austria.

    Intriguing.

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