England squad numbers for Euro 2024 revealed

England squad numbers for Euro 2024 revealed

England have confirmed their shirt numbers for the European Championships this summer.

Manager Gareth Southgate confirmed his 26-man squad on Thursday, with the likes of Jack Grealish and Harry Maguire cut from the original training squad.

The Three Lions had a disappointing send-off to the tournament on Friday night, losing 1-0 against Iceland at Wembley as they were booed off by the home fans in attendance.

But their first match against Serbia on June 16 in Germany will provide a new chance for success as they look to secure their first major trophy since 1966.

The squad numbers were revealed on Saturday morning, with some big-hitters earning the lower numbers, with one particular selection potentially giving an indication for how Southgate will look to line up in Germany.

England and Gareth Southgate have revealed their squad numbers ahead of the start of the European Championships

A number of big hitters have been handed low numbers, such as Bukayo Saka (left), who will wear seven

A number of big hitters have been handed low numbers, such as Bukayo Saka (left), who will wear seven

Jordan Pickford has been given the number one shirt for the tournament, remaining England’s undisputed No 1, with back-ups Aaron Ramsdale and Dean Henderson to wear 13 and 23 respectively.

ENGLAND EURO 2024 SQUAD NUMBERS 

1. Jordan Pickford

2. Kyle Walker

3. Luke Shaw

4. Declan Rice

5. John Stones

6. Marc Guehi

7. Bukayo Saka

8. Trent Alexander-Arnold

9. Harry Kane

10. Jude Bellingham

11. Phil Foden

12. Kieran Trippier

13. Aaron Ramsdale

14. Ezri Konsa

15. Lewis Dunk

16. Conor Gallagher

17. Ivan Toney

18. Anthony Gordon

19. Ollie Watkins

20. Jarrod Bowen

21. Eberechi Eze

22. Joe Gomez

23. Dean Henderson

24. Cole Palmer

25. Adam Wharton

26. Kobbie Mainoo 

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Main defenders Kyle Walker and John Stones will wear two and five respectively, with Stones’ likely partner in the absence of Maguire, Marc Guehi, given six.

Luke Shaw will wear three if he recovers from injury to play a part, while Declan Rice will don four, Bukayo Saka seven and Phil Foden 11.

Captain Harry Kane will wear nine, while Champions League winner and Real Madrid star Bellingham takes on no 10.

Perhaps most-interestingly is the number of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who will wear eight as he competes for a spot in midfield.

The Liverpool man, who often plays in midfield rather than his natural right back for his country, will go up against Conor Gallagher (16) Adam Wharton (25) and Kobbie Mainoo (26) to play Rice and Bellingham, with his lower number potentially giving an indication that he could be at the front of the queue.

Elsewhere, back-up full-back Kieran Trippier will again wear 12, while fellow defenders Ezri Konsa, Lewis Dunk and Joe Gomez will wear 14, 15 and 22 respectively.

Ivan Toney has been awarded his traditional 17 in his first major tournament, with Anthony Gordon to wear 18, Ollie Watkins 19 and Enerechi Eze 21.

Cole Palmer rounds off the selection with the No 24 shirt as he prepares to push Saka for a starting spot.

Alexander-Arnold came off the bench against Iceland as the Three Lions struggled to break down a rigid defence in the capital.

They will likely face a similar task against Serbia in their first match next week, with Alexander-Arnold’s creativity often cited as a key factor for his transition into midfield for England.

A number of other starting spots appear secure, while the likes of Gordon are pushing for selection in the opener in Gelsenkirchen.

Southgate, meanwhile, admitted he was fine with the boos his team received at full time on Friday after failing to break down a team that failed to qualify for the tournament.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, who regularly features in midfield rather than defence for England, will wear No 8

Trent Alexander-Arnold, who regularly features in midfield rather than defence for England, will wear No 8

(Left to right) Harry Kane will wear nine, Declan Rice four, Jude Bellingham 10 and Phil Foden 11

(Left to right) Harry Kane will wear nine, Declan Rice four, Jude Bellingham 10 and Phil Foden 11

‘I completely understand,’ he said. ‘We didn’t play well enough to keep them excited within the game.

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‘We had some very, very good chances which normally would be finished which could have given a different complexion to the game and of course would have affected the confidence of the opponent.

‘But that would have masked some flaws that were apparent tonight. From my perspective, I’ve learned a lot from the game.

‘It does focus the mind that any sort of complacency that talent is going to get us this trophy and that we only have to stroll in…football is not like that. You’ve got to be spot on in every aspect of the game to win any game at this level and we were a long way short of that tonight and Iceland deserved their win.

‘But I’ve no qualms with the supporters’ reaction. To have the fans with you here obviously makes a massive difference, but you have to give them enough goalmouth action, you have to play well enough, press and win the ball with intensity to keep them with you during the game.

‘It’s not the night we wanted, the performance was not on the level it needed to be.

‘It’s far from an ideal night, I’m not going to dress up the disappointment but we have to stay calm because we know what needs to be put right.’

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