The risk of several stars being excluded from England’s squad for Euro 2024

With less than a year to go until the official start of Euro 2024 in Germany, the tournament, other than the French national team, sees no squad that rivals England in terms of squad depth. Manager Gareth Southgate has two to three quality options for each position.

However, Southgate tends to select certain familiar and trusted players for the squad rather than based on form and performance. This trend puts many stars who are excelling at their clubs at high risk of being omitted from the national team.

Specifically, goalkeeper Nick Pope has been performing excellently for Newcastle but has not received a call-up since March 2022. Defender Ben White is in a similar situation despite Arsenal leading the league.

In the midfield, James Ward-Prowse and Mason Mount face similar risks despite their significant contributions to West Ham and Manchester United, respectively. Raheem Sterling has recently been on Chelsea’s bench but remains uncalled by Coach Southgate.

Moreover, individuals like Reece James, Fikayo Tomori, Cole Palmer, Ivan Toney, etc., despite their excellent form, also face a high risk of not making the final squad list for England at Euro 2024.

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Southgate’s decision to favor players based on bias rather than form and practical contributions has faced considerable opposition. There’s hope that he will be more fair and objective in making the final decision regarding the 23-player squad representing England at Euro 2024 in Germany next summer.


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