England’s final squad for Euro 2024: when will it be named and how many players will be selected?

James Maddison has left the England camp after failing to feature in Gareth Southgate’s reduced 26-man squad for the 2024 European Championship in Germany.

Southgate has one match remaining before he has to select his final squad for the summer tournament. After Monday night’s win over Bosnia, the England manager said he has to make tough decisions and that Maddison was one of the first casualties.

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

From the 33-man shortlist, nine players were rested for the warm-up win against Bosnia on Monday evening: 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 match against Iceland the last chance for others to impress.

England will submit the final selection to UEFA at midnight on Friday, June 7, before being announced on Saturday, June 8.

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

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

What is the current 33-man 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)
Jarell Quansah (Liverpool)
Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
John Stones (Manchester City)
Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United)
Kyle Walker (Manchester City)


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

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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)
James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur)*
Cole Palmer (Chelsea)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Ivan Toney (Brentford)
Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

*Has left the England camp and will not be in the final squad

Gareth Southgate: I have to make tough decisions

Gareth Southgate admits he has tough decisions to make before he drops his Euro squad this Friday and has not yet finalized how to tell players they have been left out of his last 26.

Cole Palmer virtually booked his place for the opening goal in the 3-0 win over Bosnia and 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 that we understand the significance for all players,” said Southgate. “So we give the country the respect and attention it deserves to make fair, right decisions.

“Of course it will always be subjective and we also have to find a balance between what we need in every area of ​​the pitch, so that is the added complication. It’s not just about bringing in the best individuals, there is also a positional element to it.”

How to tell players not to board a plane to Germany is still being discussed by Southgate’s staff. “I will discuss this with the staff and we will decide the best way to do that,” he said.

After the victory in Bosnia, Southgate added: “There were plenty of good individual performances. Obviously I can imagine Eberechi [Eze] stands out because of the way he started the game, the way he slides past people and the strength he shows.

“Conor Gallagher was a significant achievement for us considering how important Declan is [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 done at the end of the season and in training. He sees snaps early and can play forward. It’s very early for him, but good that he looked as comfortable as he did. So a team that didn’t have many caps when we started showed that people quickly felt comfortable in an England shirt, which was nice to see.”

Wharton played in the Championship with Blackburn until his move to Palace in January and although he was seen as a young talent gaining experience with the side, Southgate admits he has attracted attention.

“There’s no doubt he impressed us. The main thing is to see a picture and play it early. That sounds very simple, but it hasn’t been that easy in seven to eight years. That type of player.

“There is still a lot ahead of him. There is a lot of adjustment. I think the other players have recognized his quality. The positions they take, the way they interact with each other on the training field.

“Whenever we bring in a new player, they always doubt what we are doing and think we don’t know what we are doing. Then they start working with these young people and say: ‘Okay, now we see why’. The little cameo was what we saw in training last week and what we saw at his club. There are big steps ahead and even more steps forward. He adapts very well to everything.”

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

“It’s a great feeling to score your first goal for your country. Everyone wants to score for their country, so that’s how it went.

“Of course he [Kane] I caught it, but luckily it was just before he came on, so I was able to score.”

“I’m not sure, I hope so,” Palmer said when asked if he had done enough to be on the plane to Germany. “Tonight was probably not my best match. It’s been a long season. I was just trying to find my feet, obviously it’s my first start for England. Hopefully I’ll go to Germany. “

Who is in England’s Euro 2024 group?

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

When are the England matches?

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

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

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

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

What are England’s chances of winning Euro 2024?

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