England final squad: Maguire, Grealish ‘left out’ as the seven stars omitted by Southgate are revealed

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Jack Grealish and Harry Maguire.

According to reports, Manchester United’s Harry Maguire and Manchester City’s Jack Grealish have been ‘left out’ of England’s Euro 2024 squad.

Maguire has consistently been one of Gareth Southgate‘s go-to players during his spell as England manager and has formed a great partnership with Man City standout John Stones.

Maguire and Grealish to miss Euro 2024…

But the Man Utd defender has struggled with injuries this season and has not played since April due to a calf injury.

Grealish meanwhile performed well for England on Monday night during their 3-0 win over Bosnia but has struggled for Man City this season.

Injuries have also hampered the winger, while the summer arrival of Jeremy Doku has seen him drop down the pecking order.

Southgate had until 11pm on Friday to finalise his 26-man squad for the European Championships after initially naming a 33-man provisional squad.

But the Three Lions boss has wasted no time as the ‘cuts’ were revealed on Thursday afternoon. Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford joined James Maddison, Curtis Jones and Jarell Quansah in being omitted from the squad. 

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The Athletic later confirmed that Maguire and Grealish are the fifth and sixth players to be cut from Southgate’s squad.

They said: ‘Jack Grealish and Harry Maguire have been left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the European Championship in Germany.

‘The pair join James Maddison, Curtis Jones and James Trafford in missing out on a place in the final 26-player squad, having been included in Gareth Southgate’s initial 33-player provisional selection. Jarell Quansah, meanwhile, is also expected to miss out.’

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The Telegraph‘s Matt Law has confirmed that Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite is the seventh player to miss out.

Law said: “Gareth Southgate expected to confirm he has left the following seven players out of his final 26-man England squad for the Euros: James Maddison, Curtis Jones, Jarell Quansah, Harry Maguire, Jack Grealish, James Trafford and Jarrad Branthwaite.”

Final 26-man England squad…

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal).

Defenders: Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United), Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace) Declan Rice (Arsenal).

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

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