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James Maddison has been cut from England’s final squad (Getty Images)

James Maddison has left the England camp after being told by Gareth Southgate that he will not be part of the final 26-man squad for Euro 2024.

Maddison was included in the 33-player training group selected for the two warm-up friendlies against Bosnia and Herzegovina, who England beat 3-0 on Monday, and Iceland at Wembley this Friday night. But he played only a late cameo against Bosnia and has now been told that he has not made the final list.

Liverpool duo Curtis Jones and Jarrell Quansah are also set to miss out on the squad, according to reports. The pair were surprise inclusions in the 33 and were not given minutes against Bosnia to fight for their place. Brenford striker Ivan Toney is also thought to be at risk, as is Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford.

England have to submit their 26-player squad to Uefa by 11pm on Friday, barely an hour after the full-time whistle blows on the friendly with Iceland. The selection will be officially announced by the Football Assocation the following day. Follow all the latest news and developments from the England camp ahead of Euro 2024 below.

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England fly to Germany on Monday ahead of tournament’s start

So England have a busy few days ahead. They play Iceland on Friday evening at Wembley, and the squad will be announced on Saturday. On Monday the chosen 26 will fly with the manager and backroom staff to their base near Leipzig in the east of Germany, a remote five-start hotel with a 45-hole golf facility to keep the players entertained.

Euro 2024 begins on Friday 14 June when Germany take on Scotland in Munich. England play Serbia in Gelsenkirchen the following night, before games against fellow Group C opponents Denmark and Slovenia.

An aerial view of the Spa & Golf Resort Weimarer Land
An aerial view of the Spa & Golf Resort Weimarer Land (Getty Images)

Lawrence Ostlere6 June 2024 10:35

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When is the England squad announced?

Southgate announced a 33-man training squad on Tuesday 21 May, two days after the Premier League season concluded.

The final squad must be submitted to Uefa by 11pm after Friday’s game against Iceland, before the Football Association announces the 26 who made the cut for the European Championship in Germany the following day.

England manager Gareth Southgate has plenty to ponder (Owen Humphreys/PA)
England manager Gareth Southgate has plenty to ponder (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)

Lawrence Ostlere6 June 2024 10:22

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Jack Grealish and Ivan Toney could miss out on final squad

Among the attacking players, one or (probably) two of Ivan Toney, Jack Grealish, Eberechi Eze, Jarrod Bowen or Anthony Gordon will not travel to Germany.

Given Bowen and Eze both started and performed well against Bosnia, they may be favourites to make the squad. Gordon has been nursing a minor injury, while Grealish made only a small cameo appearance, much like Maddison.

Toney was omitted from the game entirely and has been told he will not start against Iceland either, which does not sound promising.

Grealish played against Bosnia but is at risk of missing out
Grealish played against Bosnia but is at risk of missing out (The FA via Getty Images)

Lawrence Ostlere6 June 2024 10:12

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Branthwaite could miss out among deep pool of defenders

In defence, it seems like one (or possibly two) of Joe Gomez, Jarrad Branthwaite, Ezri Konsa, Marc Guehi and Lewis Dunk will be left out. Branthwaite appears the mostly likely to miss out given his lack of experience and versatility, which Southgate values highly with several key players either injured or working their way back to fitness.

Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and John Stones are all at various stages of recovery, with England’s only orthodox left-back Shaw the biggest doubt. That might help the chances of Joe Gomez, who has played at left-back this season for Liverpool.

Joe Gomez and Kieran Trippier are options at left-back
Joe Gomez and Kieran Trippier are options at left-back (Getty Images)

Lawrence Ostlere6 June 2024 09:59

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James Trafford at risk among England’s four goalkeepers

Burnley’s James Trafford is expected to be the goalkeeper who misses out, with Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale and Dean Henderson in line to be the three who travel to Germany.

Trafford lost his place in the Burnley team towards the back end of the season, around the same time that Henderson won back his spot as Crystal Palace’s No 1 and played his part in their seven-game unbeaten run to end the season.

James Trafford excelled for Burnley before fading and losing his place (Andrew Matthews/PA)
James Trafford excelled for Burnley before fading and losing his place (Andrew Matthews/PA) (PA Wire)

Lawrence Ostlere6 June 2024 09:48

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Who else is set for the chop from England’s final 26?

So Maddison, Jones and Quansah are set to be three of the seven players who won’t make the final squad from the initial group off 33 players selected for these warm-up games with Bosnia and Iceland.

Let’s take a look at the other contenders…

Lawrence Ostlere6 June 2024 09:36

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Liverpool duo set to miss out on final squad

Maddison is not the only one given early bad news. It is reported by the Daily Mail that Liverpool’s Curtis Jones has also been told he will not be in the final selection, while his club teammate Jarrell Quansah is also set to miss out.

Lawrence Ostlere6 June 2024 09:22

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James Maddison leaves England camp

We start with the news overnight that James Maddison has left the England camp after being cut from the final squad.

Gareth Southgate gave Maddison the news yesterday, saying he was down the pecking order among a raft of attacking midfield options in the squad. Maddison may have had an inkling when he played only a second-half cameo in Monday’s match against Bosnia.

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England squad news – live

Follow all the latest news and developments from the England camp ahead of Euro 2024.

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