EURO 2024 – England National Team Begins Selection, One Striker Gets Last Chance to Become Harry Kane’s Deputy

One striker is getting a final opportunity to become Harry Kane’s deputy as the England national team begins selection ahead of EURO 2024.

EURO 2024 will begin in less than two weeks.

As one of the tournament favorites, the England national team has already started thorough preparations.

EURO 2024 – England National Team Begins Selection, One Striker Gets Last Chance to Become Harry Kane’s Deputy

One preparation step includes playing friendly matches against other teams.

The England national team played its first friendly match against Bosnia-Herzegovina at St. James’ Park on Monday (3/6/2024) local time, or Tuesday early morning WIB.

In that match, The Three Lions truly dominated throughout the game.

Gareth Southgate fielded players according to his preferences and managed to win 3-0.

The three goals for the England national team were scored by Cole Palmer (60′), Trent Alexander-Arnold (85′), and Harry Kane (89′).

A total of 17 players were used by Southgate in the match, both as starters and substitutes.

As a result, some players were not played by Southgate, including Ivan Toney.

Toney’s inclusion in the England squad surprised many people.

The Brentford striker only returned to playing in January 2024 after serving an eight-month suspension for violating gambling regulations.

Regarding Toney’s playing opportunity in the England national team, Southgate finally spoke up.

Southgate mentioned that Toney would be given a chance to play in the friendly match against Iceland later.

However, Toney is unlikely to start the match.

“He (Toney) will be involved in the match on Friday, but I need to ensure Harry Kane’s condition properly,” Southgate said, as quoted by from

He included: “In some cases, when you think approximately what you need and what you need to accomplish, you do not get everything; it’s simple.”

The friendly match between the England national team and Iceland will be held at Wembley Stadium on Friday (7/6/2024) local time or Saturday at 01:45 WIB.

After that, Southgate will announce the list of 26 players for The Three Lions who will compete in EURO 2024.

In EURO 2024, the England national team is in Group C along with Denmark, Serbia, and Slovenia.

In the first match, the England national team will face Serbia on Sunday (16/6/2024) local time, or Monday at 02:00 WIB at Veltins-Arena.

OFFICIAL – England National Team Releases EURO 2024 Squad, 7 Players Dropped Including Harry Maguire and Jack Grealish

The England national team has announced its official squad for EURO 2024. Seven players were dropped, including Harry Maguire and Jack Grealish.

The England national team just announced its official EURO 2024 squad in Germany, consisting of 26 players.

The announcement was made by The Three Lions on Thursday (6/6/2024) evening WIB.

To determine the 26 players, coach Gareth Southgate had to drop 7 names from the provisional squad.

James Maddison was the first name dropped by Southgate, followed by Curtis Jones.

Next was Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford.

His exclusion leaves Jordan Pickford, Dean Henderson, and Aaron Ramsdale competing for England’s number one goalkeeper spot in the tournament.

After that, Southgate made a surprise by dropping Harry Maguire and Jack Grealish.

Maguire’s exclusion was perhaps the most surprising, as the defender was often considered a favorite of the 53-year-old coach.

However, based on reports from English media, the Manchester United defender had to bury his dream of playing in this edition of the European Championship due to a calf injury.

Maguire had not been fit from the start.

However, Southgate still called him up, hoping the defender would recover during the team’s preparations. ( source : bandarbola855 Event Slot Terbesar )

But in reality, that did not happen.

Maguire’s injury recovery progressed slowly, forcing Southgate to drop him.

Meanwhile, Jack Grealish, who has regularly been part of the England squad, had to be left out due to a disappointing season with Manchester City.

The last two names Southgate dropped from the squad were Jarrad Branthwaite and Jarrell Quansah.


Dean Henderson (Player Crystal Palace)
Jordan Pickford (Player Everton)
Aaron Ramsdale (Player Arsenal)


Lewis Dunk (Player Brighton)
Joe Gomez (Player Liverpool)
Marc Guehi (Player Crystal Palace)
Ezri Konsa (Player Aston Villa)
Luke Shaw (Player Man United)
John Stones (Player Man City)
Kieran Trippier (Player Newcastle)
Kyle Walker (Player Man City)


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


Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid)
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham)
Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace)
Phil Foden (Man City)
Anthony Gordon (Newcastle)
Harry Kane (Bayern Munich)
Cole Palmer (Chelsea)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Ivan Toney (Brentford)
Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

Harry Maguire’s Words After Being Dropped from the England National Team Squad for EURO 2024

Here is Harry Maguire’s statement after being dropped from the England national team squad for EURO 2024.

Harry Maguire’s hope to play in EURO 2024 has vanished.

He was not included in the final England national team squad for the tournament.

Maguire was one of the seven players dropped by coach Gareth Southgate from the provisional squad.

The reason Southgate dropped Maguire was that he had not recovered from a calf injury.

The injury had sidelined Maguire since early May.

Southgate took a gamble by still calling Maguire into the provisional squad, hoping the Manchester United defender would recover during The Three Lions’ preparations for EURO 2024.

But as the deadline for submitting the final squad approached, Maguire’s injury had not healed.

As a result, the 53-year-old coach had to drop Maguire.

Maguire himself was actually one of Southgate’s favorite players in the England national team.

Southgate often entrusted the central defense position to Maguire, even though the player performed poorly with his club.

Meanwhile, Maguire was deeply disappointed after failing to represent the England national team in Germany.

The former Leicester City defender expressed his feelings on his X (Twitter) account.

Maguire tweeted: “I’m sorry England haven’t been selected for this summer’s Euros.”

“In fact in show disdain toward of the reality that I endeavored my best, I couldn’t recover from the calf damage.”