Euro 2020: England's unfortunate seven set be cut from provisional squad

Euro 2020: England's unfortunate seven set be cut from provisional squad

England have less than a week to whittle down their 33-man squad to 26, ahead of their Euro 2020 warm-up matches.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 8:00 am

At times, you really do have to feel for Gareth Southgate.

Despite beating Spain and Germany away from home, guiding England to two major tournaments (losing one, repeat ONE, game) making the finals of the UEFA Nations League, oh, and taking the country to a World Cup semi-final, there are some he’ll never win over.

He continues to be derided by the kind of characters who would sell their own grandmothers for a few Fifa coins if they could, as he's not the kind of glamorous, gung-ho figurehead who should apparently be leading England brashly into battle with a swagger - ideally playing a 2-2-6 formation and a heavy focus on xG.

Inevitably, he's taken a social media caning for his provisional squad selection, with every man and his dog having a complaint about who's been picked and who hasn't. He can't pick them all, folks, which is a shame, as that would be delightful.

Now, the England boss has just a week to decide which seven players are going to be trimmed of the list ahead of the final squad announcement. Here's who we reckon will be chopped by June 1st:

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