By News Team
Last Updated: 11th June 2021
It’s been a long old 55 years since England’s last major tournament win – but could this be the year they finally bring home the trophy?
That’s the task assigned to Gareth Southgate, who, after guiding the nation to the World Cup semi-finals three years ago, will be hoping to go a couple of steps further this time around.
Southgate is helped by having a wealth of attacking options, the strength of which England have not seen for some time. So, could this be the year? As England fans know all too well, the hope is always there. History would suggest they will come close but miss out once again.
Ahead of this year’s European Championship, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about the Three Lions – from the England squad announcement, to their upcoming fixtures, to the latest and best odds for England.
Who’s in the confirmed line up for England’s 2021 squad?
After having a number of tough decisions to make, Southgate has named his 26-man England Euros squad. After all the talk of including four right-backs, Trent Alexander-Arnold soon withdrew from injury, to be replaced by Brighton’s Ben White. Here are all the players making up the England team.
Who do England play next at the Euros?
As for the England Euro fixtures, the Three Lions have been drawn alongside Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic in Group D. They open their campaign against Croatia on June 13 before facing rivals Scotland on June 18 and then Czech Republic on June 22.
All fixtures take place at Wembley. Depending on results, England could play all of their games through the tournament at Wembley bar the quarter-finals.
What are the odds that England win the Euros?
As mentioned, England have an exciting crop of players going into the tournament, meaning they start as the second favourites at 5/1, behind only France.
If they are to prove successful, captain Harry Kane will need to be on form and he is the 6/1 favourite to win the Golden Boot at the tournament. As for other England team odds, Phil Foden and Mason Mount, are the top two favourites to win the Young Player of the Tournament at 4/1 and 6/1 respectively.
What’s the latest news on the England football team?
Injuries have played a key role so far for Southgate’s squad already.
Alexander-Arnold has already been ruled out of the tournament through injury, while a number of key players, including Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson, are yet to reach full fitness due to previous injuries and could be doubts for the opening game against Croatia.
We’ll have to wait and see as to who will make Southgate’s England team selection.