EURO 2024: Southgate Drops Grealish and Maguire; Spain and Belgium Omissions

EURO 2024: Southgate Drops Grealish and Maguire; Spain and Belgium Omissions

Euro 2024 is less than a week away and excitement is building ahead of this summer’s tournament in Germany.

Gareth Southgate made some huge calls this week as he named his final 26-man squad, axeing Jack Grealish, Harry Maguire and James Maddison from his provisional training camp.

We now know the players the Three Lions will be relying on over the coming weeks, although England hardly got the perfect send-off to the Euros they were hoping for after losing 1-0 to Iceland at Wembley on Friday night.

The other 23 teams competing at this summer’s Euros have also confirmed their squads. So, how are defending champions Italy shaping up? And what about the likes of France, Portugal and hosts Germany, who are all expected to have a say at the business end of the tournament?

Mail Sport runs you through all 24 squads that will be heading to Germany this week.

Gareth Southgate was one of 24 international managers to name their final squads for Euro 2024 this week

He made the shock call to not take Manchester City's Jack Grealish to Germany

He made the shock call to not take Manchester City’s Jack Grealish to Germany

 

Group A 

Germany

Goalkeepers: Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Defenders: Waldemar Anton (Stuttgart), Benjamin Henrichs (RB Leipzig), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Robin Koch (Eintracht Frankfurt), Maximilian Mittelstadt (Stuttgart), David Raum (RB Leipzig), Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid), Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)

Midfielders: Robert Andrich (Bayer Leverkusen), Chris Fuhrich (Stuttgart), Pascal Gross (Brighton and Hove Albion), Ilkay Gundogan (Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Aleksandar Pavlovic (Bayern Munich), Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)

Forwards: Maximilian Beier (Hoffenheim), Niclas Fullkrug (Borussia Dortmund), Kai Havertz (Arsenal), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Deniz Undav (Stuttgart)

The hosts dropped just one player from their provisional squad – goalkeeper Alexander Nubel. Toni Kroos is set to compete in his final tournament before hanging up his boots after winning his sixth Champions League with Real Madrid earlier this month.

Toni Kroos is set to retire after this summer's tournament in his homeland

Toni Kroos is set to retire after this summer’s tournament in his homeland

Switzerland 

Goalkeepers: Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund), Yvon Mvogo (Lorient), Yann Sommer (Inter Milan)

Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Manchester City), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino), Fabian Schar (Newcastle United), Leonidas Stergiou (Stuttgart), Silvan Widmer (Mainz), Cedric Zesiger (Wolfsburg) 

Midfielders: Michel Aebischer (Bologna), Breel Embolo (Monaco), Remo Freuler (Nottingham Forest), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Ardon Jashari (FC Luzern), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire), Vincent Sierro (Toulouse), Fabian Rieder (Rennes), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg) 

Forwards: Dan Ndoye (Bologna), Noah Okafor (AC Milan), Renato Steffen (Lugano), Denis Zakaria (Monaco), Steven Zuber (AEK Athens), Zeki Amdouni (Burnley), Kwadwo Duah (Ludogorets)

Granit Xhaka will be expected to play a key role after an outstanding club season with Bayer Leverkusen, while the Swiss can still call on former Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri for moments of inspiration.

Hungary 

Goalkeepers: Peter Gulacsi (RB Leipzig), Denes Dibusz (Ferencvaros), Peter Szappanos (Paksi FC)

Defenders: Botond Balogh (Parma), Endre Botka (Ferencvaros), Marton Dardai (Hertha Berlin), Attila Fiola (Fehervar), Milos Kerkez (Bournemouth), Adam Lang (Omonia Nicosia), Willi Orban (RB Leipzig), Zsolt Nagy (Puskas Akademia), Attila Szalai (Hoffenheim), Loic Nego (Le Havre)

Midfielders: Bendeguz Bolla (Servette), Daniel Gazdag (Philadelphia Union), Krisztofer Horvath (Kecskemeti), Laszlo Kleinheisler (Hajduk Split), Mihaly Kata (MTK Budapest), Adam Nagy (Spezia), Andras Schafer (Union Berlin), Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool), Callum Styles (Barnsley)

Forwards: Roland Sallai (Freiburg), Martin Adam (Ulsan HD), Barnabas Varga (Ferencvaros), Kevin Csoboth (Ujpest FC)

Liverpool’s Dominik Szoboszlai is the standout name in a Hungarian squad set to play at their third successive European Championship.

Dominik Szoboszlai is the standout name in Hungary's squad for Euro 2024

Dominik Szoboszlai is the standout name in Hungary’s squad for Euro 2024

Scotland 

Goalkeepers: Zander Clark (Hearts), Angus Gunn (Norwich), Liam Kelly (Motherwell)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Jack Hendry (Al-Ettifaq), Ross McCrorie (Bristol City), Scott McKenna (Copenhagen), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Real Sociedad)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Billy Gilmour (Brighton), Ryan Jack (free agent), Kenny McLean (Norwich), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United)

Forwards: Che Adams (Southampton), Tommy Conway (Bristol City), James Forrest (Celtic), Lewis Morgan (New York Red Bulls), Lawrence Shankland (Hearts)

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon and defender John Souttar were the two players to drop out of Steve Clarke’s provisional squad. Scotland face the daunting task of facing Germany in the opening game of the tournament on Friday night. 

 

Group B

Italy

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris St-Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham)

Defenders: Alessandro Bastoni (Inter Milan), Raoul Bellanova (Torino), Alessandro Buongiorno (Torino), Riccardo Calafiori (Bologna), Andrea Cambiaso (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Inter Milan), Giovanni di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter Milan), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Federico Gatti (Juventus)

Midfielders: Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Nicolo Fagioli (Juventus), Michael Folorunsho (Verona), Davide Frattesi (Inter Milan), Jorginho (Arsenal), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma)

Forwards: Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Mateo Retegui (Genoa), Gianluca Scamacca (Atalanta), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio)

The defending champions have been dealt several injury blows, with Francesco Acerbi and Giorgio Scalvini both having to pull out of the initial squad. They still have plenty of talent in their ranks, though, including former West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca who finished the season strongly at Atalanta.

Spain 

Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), David Raya (Arsenal), Alex Remiro (Real Sociedad)

Defenders: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Aymeric Laporte (Al Nassr), Robin Le Normand (Real Sociedad), Nacho (Real Madrid), Dani Vivian (Athletic Bilbao), Alejandro Grimaldo (Bayer Leverkusen), Marc Cucurella (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Rodri (Manchester City), Martin Zubimendi (Real Sociedad), Fabian (Paris Saint-Germain), Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad), Pedri (Barcelona), Alex Baena (Villarreal), Fermin Lopez (Barcelona)

Forwards: Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Joselu (Real Madrid), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Ferran Torres (Barcelona), Nico Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Lamine Yamal (Barcelona), Ayoze Perez (Real Betis)

Spain have put their faith in youth for this tournament, with the likes of Yamine Lamal and Pedri set to play starring roles. But manager Luis de la Fuente made the shock decision to omit Barcelona youngster Pau Cubarsi at the last minute, despite the 17-year-old having an excellent season for the Catalan club.

Pau Cubarsi (left) has been excellent for Barcelona but failed to make Spain's final squad

Pau Cubarsi (left) has been excellent for Barcelona but failed to make Spain’s final squad

It is a big call from Luis de la Fuente (pictured) ahead of his first tournament in charge of Spain

It is a big call from Luis de la Fuente (pictured) ahead of his first tournament in charge of Spain

Croatia 

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakovic (Fenerbahce), Nediljko Labrovic (Rijeka), Ivica Ivusic (Pavos)

Defenders: Josip Stanisic (Bayer Leverkusen), Marin Pongracic (Lecce), Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City), Martin Erlic (Sassuolo), Josip Sutalo (Ajax), Borna Sosa (Ajax), Domagoj Vida (AEK Athens), Josip Juranovic (Union Berlin)

Midfielders: Lovro Majer (Wolfsburg), Mateo Kovacic (Manchester City), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Marcelo Brozovic (Al Nassr), Nikola Vlasic (Torino), Mario Pasalic (Atalanta), Luka Ivanusec (Feyenoord), Luka Sucic (Red Bull Salzburg), Martin Baturina (Dinamo Zagreb)

Forwards: Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Ivan Perisic (Hajduk Split), Ante Budimir (Osasuna), Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Marko Pjaca (Rijeka), Marco Pasalic (Rijeka)

Croatia have finished second and third at the last two World Cups, respectively, and have gone for experience once more, as Luka Modric prepares to play in what is likely to be his final international tournament. 

Luka Modric has been at the heart of Croatia's midfield for the best part of two decades, but this summer's tournament might his last for his country

Luka Modric has been at the heart of Croatia’s midfield for the best part of two decades, but this summer’s tournament might his last for his country

Albania

Goalkeepers: Etrit Berisha (Empoli), Thomas Strakosha (Brentford), Elhan Kastrati (Cittadella)

Defenders: Berat Djimsiti (Atalanta), Elseid Hysaj (Lazio), Ivan Balliu (Rayo Vallecano), Ardian Ismajli (Empoli), Arlind Ajeti (CFR Cluj), Naser Aliji (Voluntari), Mario Mitaj (Lokomotiv Moscow), Enea Mihaj (Famalicao), Marash Kumbulla (Sassuolo)

Midfielders: Amir Abrashi, Kristjan Asllani (Inter Milan), Nedim Bajrami (Sassuolo), Medon Berisha (Lecce), Klaus Gjasula (Darmstadt), Qazim Laci (Sparta Prague), Ernest Muci (Besiktas), Ylber Ramadani (Lecce)

Forwards: Jasir Asani (Gwangju FC), Armando Broja (Fulham), Mirlind Daku (Rubin Kazan), Arber Hoxha (Dinamo Zagreb), Rey Manaj (Sivasspor), Taulant Seferi (Baniyas)

Albania made their Euros debut eight years ago, and will have Berat Djimsiti captaining the side fresh off the back of winning the Europa League with Atalanta.

 

Group C 

Denmark

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Anderlecht), Frederik Ronnow (Union Berlin), Mads Hermansen (Leicester)

Defenders: Andreas Christensen (Barcelona), Simon Kjaer (AC Milan), Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace), Jannik Vestergaard (Leicester), Victor Nelsson (Galatasaray), Alexander Bah (Benfica), Joakim Maehle (Wolfsburg), Rasmus Nissen Kristensen (Roma), Victor Kristiansen (Bologna)

Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Manchester United), Thomas Delaney (Anderlecht), Morten Hjulmand (Sporting Lisbon), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham), Christian Norgaard (Brentford), Mathias Jensen (Brentford), Mikkel Damsgaard (Brentford), Jacob Bruun Larsen (Burnley), Andreas Skov Olsen (Club Bruges)

Forwards: Anders Dreyer (Anderlecht), Kasper Dolberg (Anderlecht), Rasmus Hojlund (Manchester United), Jonas Wind (Wolfsburg), Yusuf Poulsen (Leipzig)

Denmark made the semi-finals of the last edition of the Euros and still have the experienced Christian Eriksen and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in midfield, while Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund will aim to make an impact up front.

Man United's Rasmus Hojlund will aim to make a big splash at his first major tournament

Man United’s Rasmus Hojlund will aim to make a big splash at his first major tournament

England

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), Declan Rice (Arsenal), Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace).

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

Gareth Southgate named 33 players in his original squad but cut seven stars on Thursday. Harry Maguire has been left behind after failing to recover from a calf injury, while Jack Grealish and James Maddison are other notable absentees. James Trafford, Jarell Quansah, Jarrad Branthwaite and Curtis Jones also missed out.

James Maddison is another high-profile name to miss out on the final England squad

James Maddison is another high-profile name to miss out on the final England squad

Serbia

Goalkeepers: Vanja Milinkovic Savic (Torino), Dorde Petrovic (Chelsea), Predrag Rajkovic (Mallorca)

Defenders: Strahinja Pavlovic (RB Salzburg), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina), Srdan Babic (Spartak Moscow), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Uros Spajic (Red Star Belgrade) and Nemanja Stojic (TSC Backa Topola)

Midfielders: Sasa Lukic (Fulham), Nemanja Gudelj (Seviila), Nemanja Maksimovic (Getafe), Ivan Ilic (Torino), Srdan Mijailovic (Red Star Belgrade), Sergej Milenkovic-Savic (Al-Hilal), Dusan Tadic (Fenerbahce), Lazar Samardzic (Udinese), Vejko Birmancevic (Sparta Prague), Filip Kostic (Juventus), Andrija Zivkovic (PAOK), Filip Mladenovic (Panathinaikos) and Mijat Gacinovic (AEK Athens)

Forwards: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al-Hilal), Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus), Luka Jovic (AC Milan) and Petar Ratkov (RB Salzburg)

Serbia will be England’s first opponents and have a number of familiar faces in their squad, including Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dusan Vlahovic and Dorde Petrovic.

Slovenia

Goalkeepers: Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Vid Belec (APOEL), Igor Vekic (Vejle)

Defenders: Jure Balkovec (Alanyaspor), Jaka Bijol (Udinese), Miha Blazic (Lech Poznan), David Brekalo (Orlando City), Vanja Drkusic (Sochi), Erik Janza (Gornik Zabrze), Zan Karnicnik (Celje), Petar Stojanovic (Sampdoria)

Midfielders: Timi Maks Elsnik (Olimpija Ljubljana), Adam Gnezda-Cerin (Panathinaikos), Jon Gorenc Stankovic (Sturm Graz), Tomi Horvat (Sturm Graz), Josip Ilicic (Maribor), Jasmin Kurtic (Sudtirol), Sandi Lovric (Udinese), Benjamin Verbic (Panathinaikos), Adrian Zeljkovic (Spartak Trnava), Nino Zugelj (Bodo/Glimt)

Forwards: Zan Celar (Lugano), Jan Mlakar (Pisa), Benjamin Sesko (RB Leipzig), Andraz Sporar (Panathinaikos), Zan Vipotnik (Bordeaux)

Benjamin Sesko has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer and will lead the line for Slovenia at the Euros. 

Benjamin Sesko (pictured) could move to the Premier League this summer, but will first be looking to catch the eye on the international stage

Benjamin Sesko (pictured) could move to the Premier League this summer, but will first be looking to catch the eye on the international stage

 

Group D 

France

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Mike Maignan (AC Milan), Brice Samba (Lens)

Defenders: Jonathan Clauss (Marseille), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid), Benjamin Pavard (Inter Milan), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), N’Golo Kante (Al Ittihad), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Warren Zaire-Emery (Paris Saint-Germain)

Forwards: Bradley Barcola (Paris Saint-Germain), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (Paris Saint-Germain), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Randal Kolo Muani (Paris Saint-Germain), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Marcus Thuram (Inter Milan)

Didier Deschamps opted not to use his full allocation of 26 players, as he named a 25-man squad instead. Kylian Mbappe will lead the team just days after his long-awaited move to Real Madrid was confirmed. 

Didier Deschamps (left) is only taking 25 players to Germany, including star man Kylian Mbappe (right)

Didier Deschamps (left) is only taking 25 players to Germany, including star man Kylian Mbappe (right)

The Netherlands 

Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Mark Flekken (Brentford), Bart Verbruggen (Brighton)

Defenders: Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Girona), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen), Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Micky van de Ven (Tottenham), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan)

Midfielders: Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta), Tijjani Reijnders (AC Milan), Jerdy Schouten (PSV), Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig), Joey Veerman (PSV), Georginio Wijnaldum (Al Ettifaq)

Forwards: Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Brian Brobbey (Ajax), Memphis Depay (Atletico Madrid), Cody Gakpo (Liverpool), Donyell Malen (Borussia Dortmund), Wout Weghorst (Hoffenheim)

Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen made the provisional training camp but was not included in the final squad despite reaching the Champions League final while on loan at Borussia Dortmund. 

Ian Maatsen reached the Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund but that wasn't enough to earn him a place the Netherlands' final squad

Ian Maatsen reached the Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund but that wasn’t enough to earn him a place the Netherlands’ final squad

Austria

Goalkeepers: Patrick Pentz (Brondby), Heinz Lindner (Union Saint-Gilloise), Niklas Hedl (Rapid Wien)

Defenders: Stefan Posch (Bologna), Max Wober (Borussia Monchengladbach), Philipp Lienhart (Freiburg), Kevin Danso (Lens), Phillipp Mwene (Mainz), Flavius Daniliuc (Red Bull Salzburg), Gernot Trauner (Feyenoord), Leopold Querfeld (Rapid Wien)

Midfielders: Marcel Sabitzer (Borussia Dortmund), Florian Grillitsch (Hoffenheim), Christoph Baumgartner (RB Leipzig), Konrad Laimer (Bayern Munich), Florian Kainz (Cologne), Nicolas Seiwald (RB Leipzig), Romano Schmid (Werder Bremen), Alexander Prass (Sturm Graz), Matthias Seidl (Rapid Vienna)

Forwards: Marko Arnautovic (Inter Milan), Michael Gregoritsch (Freiburg), Andreas Weimann (West Brom), Patrick Wimmer (Wolfsburg), Marco Grull (Rapid Wien), Maximilian Entrup (TSV Hartberg)

Ralf Rangnick’s side includes former Manchester United star Marcel Sabitzer following an impressive campaign at Borussia Dortmund, and Marko Arnautovic after he won Serie A with Inter Milan. 

Poland

Goalkeepers: Wojciech Szczęsny (Juventus), Marcin Bulka (Nice), Łukasz Skorupski (Bologna)

Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszyński (Empoli), Jakub Kiwior (Arsenal), Bartosz Salamon (Lech Poznań), Tymoteusz Puchacz (Kaiserslautern), Paweł Dawidowicz (Verona), Sebastian Walukiewicz (Empoli)

Midfielders: Przemysław Frankowski (Lens), Kamil Grośicki (Pogoń Szczecin), Jakub Moder (Brighton), Taras Romanczuk (Jagiellonia Białystok), Damian Szymanski (AEK Athens), Michał Skóraś (Brugge), Nikola Załewski (Roma), Jakub Piotrowski (Ludogorets), Bartosz Slisz (Atlanta), Sebastian Szymański (Fenerbahce), Kacper Urbański (Bologna), Piotr Zieliński (Napoli)

Forwards: Adam Buksa (Antalyaspor), Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona), Krzysztof Piątek (Başakşehir), Kamil Swiderski (Verona)

Juventus striker Arkadiusz Milik has been ruled out of the tournament after picking up a knee injury in Poland’s final warm-up game against Ukraine on Friday. He limped off in the second minute, and has not made the final 26-man squad.

Arkadiusz Milik picked up an injury on Friday and will not be going to the Euros

Arkadiusz Milik picked up an injury on Friday and will not be going to the Euros

 

Group E 

Slovakia

Goalkeepers: Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United), Henrich Ravas (New England), Marek Rodak (Fulham)

Defenders: Vernon De Marco (Hatta Club), Norbert Gyomber (Salernitana), David Hancko (Feyenoord), Sebastian Kosa (Spartak Trnava), Adam Obert (Cagliari), Peter Pekarik (Hertha Berlin), Milan Skriniar (Paris Saint-Germain), Denis Vavro (FC Copenhagen)

Midfielders: Laszlo Benes (Hamburg), Matus Bero (Bochum), Ondrej Duda (Verona), Patrik Hrosovsky (Genk), Juraj Kucka (Slovan Bratislava), Stanislav Lobotka (Napoli), Tomas Rigo (Banik Ostrava)

Forwards: Robert Bozenik (Boavista), David Duris (Ascoli), Lukas Haraslin (Sparta Prague), Leo Sauer (Feyenoord), Ivan Schranz (Slavia Prague), David Strelec (Slovan Bratislava), Tomas Suslov (Verona), Lubomir Tupta (Slovan Liberec)

Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka makes the final cut, while Milan Skriniar will want to put a disappointing season at PSG behind him. 

Belgium

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg), Thomas Kaminski (Luton Town), Matz Sels (Nottingham Forest)

Defenders: Timothy Castagne (Fulham), Maxim De Cuyper (Club Brugge), Zeno Debast (Anderlecht), Wout Faes (Leicester City), Thomas Meunier (Trabzonspor), Jan Vertonghen (Anderlecht), Arthur Theate (Stade Rennais) Axel Witsel (Atletico Madrid)

Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Al Shabab), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Orel Mangala (Olympique Lyonnais), Amadou Onana (Everton), Youri Tielemans (Aston Villa), Arthur Vermeeren (Atletico Madrid), Aster Vranckx (vfL Wolfsburg)

Forwards: Johan Bakayoko (PSV Eindhoven), Charles De Ketelaere (Atalanta), Jeremy Doku (Manchester City), Romelu Lukaku (Roma), Dodi Lukebakio (Sevilla), Lois Openda (RB Leipzig), Leandro Trossard (Arsenal)

Belgium will have to cope without Thibaut Courtois after he was ruled out of contention having missed the majority of the season with a serious knee injury. This was a shock call from manager Domenico Tedesco, especially after Courtois played in last weekend’s Champions League final for Real Madrid.

Thibaut Courtois will not be going to the Euros after missing most of the season due to injury

Thibaut Courtois will not be going to the Euros after missing most of the season due to injury

It was a bold call from manager Domenico Tedesco (pictured), especially as Courtois returned to play in the Champions League final for Real Madrid last week

It was a bold call from manager Domenico Tedesco (pictured), especially as Courtois returned to play in the Champions League final for Real Madrid last week

Romania

Goalkeepers: Florin Nita (Gaziantep), Horatiu Moldovan (Atletico Madrid), Stefan Tarnovanu (FCSB)

Defenders: Nicusor Bancu (Universitatea Craiova), Andrei Burca (Al Okhdood), Ionut Nedelcearu (Palermo), Adrian Rus (Pafos), Andrei Ratiu (Rayo Vallecano), Radu Dragusin (Tottenham), Vasile Mogos (CFR Cluj), Bogdan Racovitan (Rakow Czestochowa)

Midfielders: Nicolae Stanciu (Damac), Razvan Marin (Empoli), Alexandru Cicaldau (Konyaspor), Ianis Hagi (Alaves), Dennis Man (Parma), Valentin Mihaila (Parma), Marius Marin (Pisa), Darius Olaru (FCSB), Deian Sorescu (Gaziantep), Florinel Coman (FCSB), Adrian Sut (FCSB)

Forwards: George Puscas (Bari), Denis Alibec (Muaither), Denis Dragus (Gaziantep), Daniel Birligea (CFR Cluj)

Romania qualified with something to spare and have Tottenham’s Radu Dragusin at the heart of their defence. 

Ukraine

Goalkeepers: Andriy Lunin (Real Madrid), Anatoliy Trubin (Benfica), Heorhiy Bushchan (Dynamo Kyiv).

Defenders: Yukhym Konoplia, Valeriy Bondar, Mykola Matvienko (all Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Tymchyk (Dynamo Kyiv), Vitaliy Mykolenko (Everton), Maksym Taloverov (LASK), Illia Zabarnyi (Bournemouth), Oleksandr Svatok (Dnipro-1)

Midfielders: Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zubkov, Heorhiy Sudakov (all Shakhtar Donetsk), Andriy Yarmolenko, Volodymyr Brazhko, Mykola Shaparenko (all Dynamo Kyiv), Serhiy Sydorchuk (Westerlo), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Genoa), Mykhailo Mudryk (Chelsea), Viktor Tsyhankov (Girona), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal)

Attackers: Artem Dovbyk (Girona), Roman Yaremchuk (Valencia), Vladyslav Vanat (Dynamo Kyiv)

Ukraine went all the way to the quarter-finals in 2021. Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko and Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk are their standout names this time around.

Mykhailo Mudryk is yet to find his best form for Chelsea but could be a major threat for Ukraine this summer

Mykhailo Mudryk is yet to find his best form for Chelsea but could be a major threat for Ukraine this summer

 

Group F

Portugal

Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Jose Sa (Wolves), Rui Patricio (Roma).

Defenders: Antonio Silva (Benfica), Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint-Germain), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Goncalo Inacio (Sporting), Joao Cancelo (Barcelona), Nelson Semedo (Wolves), Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Neves (Benfica), Joao Palhinha (Fulham), Otavio Monteiro (Al Nassr), Ruben Neves (Al Hilal), Vitinha (Paris Saint-Germain)

Forwards: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Francisco Conceicao (Porto), Goncalo Ramos (Paris Saint-Germain), Joao Felix (Barcelona), Pedro Neto (Wolves), Rafael Leao (AC Milan)

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to feature in his sixth European Championship, and Portugal have an exciting squad that will be optimistic of winning the tournament for the second time after their triumph in 2016. 

Cristiano Ronaldo is still going strong at 39 and will play at his sixth European Championship

Cristiano Ronaldo is still going strong at 39 and will play at his sixth European Championship

Georgia

Goalkeepers: Giorgi Loria (Dinamo Tbilisi), Giorgi Mamardashvili (Valencia), Luka Gugeshashvili (Qarabag)

Defenders: Guram Kashia (Slovan Bratislava), Otar Kakabadze (Cracovia), Solomon Kvirkvelia (Al Okhdood), Lasha Dvali (APOEL), Jemal Tabidze (Panetolikos), Luka Lochoshvili (Cremonese), Giorgi Gocholeishvili (Shakhtar Donetsk), Giorgi Gvelesiani (Persepolis)

Midfielders: Gabriel Sigua (Basel), Nika Kvekverskiri (Lech Poznan), Otar Kiteishvili (Sturm Graz), Saba Lobzhanidze (Atlanta United), Zuriko Davitashvili (Bordeaux), Giorgi Chakvetadze (Watford), Levan Shengelia (Panetlikos), Giorgi Tsitaishvili (Dinamo Batumi), Anzor Mekvabishvili (Universitatea Craiova), Giorgi Kochorashvili (Levante), Sandro Altunashvili (Wolfsberger AC)

Forwards: Giorgi Kvilitaia (APOEL), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli), Budu Zivzivadze (Karlsruher), Georges Mikautadze (Metz)

Georgia will make their Euros bow, and will need Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia on top form if they are to spring a surprise or two.

Turkey

Goalkeepers: Mert Gunok (Besiktas), Ugurcan Cakir (Trabzonspor), Altay Bayindir (Manchester United)

Defenders: Zeki Celik (Roma), Merih Demiral (Al-Ahli), Mert Muldur (Fenerbahce), Ferdi Kadioglu (Fenerbahce), Abdulkerim Bardakci (Galatasaray), Samet Akaydin (Fenerbahce), Ahmetcan Kaplan (Ajax)

Midfielders: Hakan Calhanoglu (Inter Milan), Kaan Ayhan (Galatasaray), Okay Yokuslu (West Bromwich Albion), Orkun Kokcu (Benfica), Salih Ozcan (Borussia Dortmund), Ismail Yuksek (Fenerbahce)

Forwards: Cenk Tosun, Semih Kilicsoy (both Besiktas), Arda Guler (Real Madrid), Yusuf Yazici (Lille), Irfan Kahveci (Fenerbahce), Kerem Akturkoglu, Baris Alper Yilmaz, Yunus Akgun (all Galatasaray), Kenan Yildiz (Juventus), Bertug Yildirim (Rennes)

Turkey were tipped to do well in 2021 but had a bitterly disappointing campaign. They have qualified once more, and have named Real Madrid’s hot prospect Urda Guler in their squad.

Arda Guler has had to wait for opportunities at Real Madrid, but is already one of Turkey's star players

Arda Guler has had to wait for opportunities at Real Madrid, but is already one of Turkey’s star players

Czechia

Goalkeepers: Vitezslav Jaros (Sturm Graz), Matej Kovar (Bayer Leverkusen), Jindrich Stanek (Slavia Prague)

Defenders: Vladimir Coufal (West Ham), David Doudera (Slavia Prague), Tomas Holes (Slavia Prague), Robin Hranac (Viktoria Plzen), David Jurasek (TSG Hoffenheim), Ladislav Krejci (Sparta Prague), Martin Vitik (Sparta Prague), Tomas Vlcek (Slavia Prague), David Zima (Slavia Prague)

Midfielders: Antonin Barak (Fiorentina), Vaclav Cerny (Wolfsburg), Lukas Cerv (Viktoria Plzen), Matej Jurasek (Slavia Prague), Ondrej Lingr (Feyenoord), Lukas Provod (Slavia Prague), Michal Sadilek (FC Twente), Tomas Soucek (West Ham), Pavel Sulc (Viktoria Plzen)

Forwards: Adam Hlozek (Sparta Prague), Tomas Chory (Viktoria Plzen), Mojmir Chytil (Slavia Prague), Jan Kuchta (Sparta Prague), Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen)

Czechia reached the quarter-finals three years ago thanks to the goals of Bayer Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick, and he is back for more in 2024. They also have West Ham duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal in their final squad. 

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