The highly anticipated Euro 2020 tournament draws ever nearer and there’s many announcements being thrown out in regards to official team line ups and group predictions. The deadlines have rapidly approached to name final line ups making the news feed particularly busy and fans busy speculating on whether the right choices have been made for team selections.
Maintaining the branding initially designed for a 2020 series of fixtures, the world news has been commandeered by the global pandemic but restrictions are lifted across the nations there’s some normality returning and fans of the European tournament are ready.
Gareth Southgate finally sheds light on the England line up
In some shock decisions which leaves favourites like Jesse Lingard, Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Ben Godfrey, James Ward-Prowse and Ollie Watkins on home ground, Gareth Southgate has now announced his final England line up for the three lions just over a week away from the start of the tournament.
Stating that the team selection was difficult because there’s ‘a lot of talented players’ in the UK, Southgate has an opportunity to view his choice picks in action during a couple of friendlies against Austria and Romania.
Among the confirmed line up for the England team are goalkeeper Dean Henderson (Man Utd), defenders Kyle Walker (Man City) and Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), midfielders Mason Mount (Chelsea) and Declan Rice (West Ham) and finally forwards Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd) and Raheem Sterling (Man City).
England’s Euro 2020 Winner Betting Odds
England has spent a lot of time as one of the favourites to win Euro 2020, but how has this squad selection changed things? Not by much as it looks with England still favourites with many online bookmakers at around 5/1. Among the other betting markets for Euro 2020 aside from winner betting odds, you can take a punt on round one odds, group winner betting odds, and more.
Why not take a look around to see which UK bookmakers give the best promotions such as Euro 2020 free bets, enhanced odds, & sign up offers? It is also worth checking out all the upcoming games and the full list of Euro 2020 fixtures, groups & teams. While England has as good a chance as any, the early part of the tournament looks tough. They could face Portugal, Germany, or France if they make it out of their group.
After an exciting round during the 2016 tournament, Wales had a tough time trying to top their experiences but the past few years have proved valuable for training and building a strong and worthy team.
With only eight team members returning to the squad who previously participated in the 2016 fixtures, the Welsh team is a young and energetic line up who are being coached by stand in Robert Page.
Joe Allen who ruptured his Achilles tendon last year is definitely a player thankful for the delay in the tournament. With time now being the remaining element in his return to international football, Allen was drafted in for a training squad in pre-tournament fixtures so only time will tell.
Blow for the Scots
Pre-picked for the Netherlands fixture, Scotland midfielder John Fleck will be missing out on the game after testing positive for COVID-19.
With the rest of the team testing negative for the virus, Fleck will be remaining behind to self isolate as per government guidelines.
Isolating at Scotland’s training base in La Finca, Alicante, the Spanish rulings are clear that he cannot travel to Portugal with the rest of the team, and may even miss out on the final pre-tournament warm up game against Luxembourg.
Continuing to push forward with training, the rest of the team worked hard with Steve Clarke to finalise their strategies ahead of their opening fixture against the Czech Republic on June 14th.
Also in the same group as Scotland, Group D also features England and Croatia.