England name 26 man squad for Euro 2020: Trent Alexander-Arnold named in Gareth Southgates’ squad

Alexander-Arnold has won 12 senior caps for the Three Lions and scored once in that time

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been included in England’s final 26-man squad for this summer’s European Championship.

Liverpool full-back Alexander-Arnold, 22, is one of four right-backs, while both the injured Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson are both named in the side.

Boss Gareth Southgate had to omit seven players from his temporary list.

Mason Greenwood withdrew through injury with Jesse Lingard, Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Ben Godfrey, James Ward-Prowse and Ollie Watkins all left out.

The final squad means there will be no uncapped players in England’s squad for the tournament, which gets underway next week.

“I think every squad [selection] is difficult because we have a lot of talented players in this country, said 50-year-old Southgate.

“The most difficult thing [this time] is not being able to take players who have been with us in previous matches and are such good professionals, so I know what a disappointment it is for them, at the moment, not to be going to a major championship.”

Alexander-Arnold makes the cut as he looks to add to his 12 international appearances, the last of which came against Belgium in the Nations League last October.

Alexander-Arnold has missed the last seven international outings, but will be in competition for a starting place with Chelsea’s Champions League winner Reece James, Kieran Trippier, who won La Liga with Atletico Madrid, and Manchester City’s Premier League champion Kyle Walker.

Liverpool skipper Henderson has not played for his club, since he was ruled out of action with a groin injury in February, whilst United captain Maguire missed the last four league games of their season as well as the Europa League final after ankle ligament damage.

Southgate added: “The most complex part has been those injuries and whether we should take the chance on people – players like Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire not being quite where they normally are.

“With the experience that they have, we think we can get them to a point where they have an involvement in the tournament and it’s worth taking them – especially as we have an extended squad of 26.”

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The tournament was delayed by a year because of the on-going coronavirus pandemic and will kick off on 11 June, with the final taking place at Wembley Stadium on 11 July.

Southgate will get the chance to assess his picks in two friendlies, against Austria on Wednesday and Romania on Sunday. Both matches take place at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium.

Southgate said Lingard, Ward-Prowse and Watkins were given the option to go home after missing out on the final squad but chose to remain in the camp for this week’s friendlies.

He added that White, Godfrey and Ramsdale knew beforehand they were part of the provisional squad in order to gain experience.

The Three Lions start their Euros campaign against Croatia on 13 June, followed by a huge match against rivals Scotland on 18 June, rounding off Group D against the Czech Republic on 22 June.

All of England’s group games are taking place at Wembley Stadium. They’ll also have the chance to play a last-16 tie at home of football if they win their group, with both semi-finals and the final also being held at the national stadium.

England’s 26-man squad in full

Real Madrid: Carlo Ancelotti leaves Everton for a return to the Santiago Bernabéu

Carlo Ancelotti leaves Goodison Park after leading Everton to a top ten finish in his only full campaign at the helm

Carlo Ancelotti has departed his role as Everton manager to take up the managerial position of head coach at Real Madrid.

The 61-year-old Italian, who was previously in charge of Real Madrid from 2013 to 2015, has left the Merseyside based outfit after 18 months in charge of the Toffees.

He takes over from Zinedine Zidane at Los Blancos and the moves means Everton are on the look out for a sixth permanent manager in five years.

Ancelotti has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the Santiago Bernabéu and said the move represented “an unexpected opportunity”.

He added: “I have complete respect for everyone associated with Everton and hope they can achieve the exciting opportunity which I believe is the right move for me and my family at this time.”

“While I have enjoyed being at Everton I have been presented with an unexpected opportunity which I believe is the right move for me and my family at this time.”

Real will present Ancelotti to the media on Wednesday evening, while Everton have said they “will begin the process of appointing a new manager immediately.”

Ancelotti has won 15 pieces of silverware during his managerial career is one of only three managers to win three European Cups – along with Liverpool legend Bob Paisley and former Real Madrid manager Zidane.

The Italian has won domestic honours with AC Milan in his native land, Chelsea in England, Paris St-Germain in France and also in Germany with Bavarian side Bayern Munich.

Having won the Champions League twice with I Rossoneri (2002-03 and 2006-07), he led Real Madrid to an historic 10th success in the competition in 2014, but he left the managerial post in May 2015.

Five years of change at
The Blues
ManagerLeftWin %
Carlo AncelottiJune 202043.1
Marco SilvaDecember 201935.8
Sam AllardyceMay 201837.5
Ronald KoemanOctober 201740.4
Roberto MartinezMay 201638.1