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Everything about the England squad at the EM 2021 (EURO 2020)

The English national team is one of the favorites at the 2021 European Football Championship (officially called “EURO 2020” by UEFA). After finishing fourth at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, coach Gareth Southgate's team wants to crown itself the continental champion for the first time.

England will play all three preliminary round matches against Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic in their home country Wembley Stadium in EM 2021 Group D.

Since both semi-finals and the European Championship final will be played in London, a successful performance should be particularly attractive for the English.

England's games at Euro 2021

Sun, June 13th, 202115:00England - Croatia-:-🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 London
Fri, June 18, 202121:00England - Scotland-:-🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 London
Tue, June 22nd, 202121:00Czech Republic - England-:-🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 London

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With the takeover of the coaching prescription by Gareth Southgate a change took place in English football. Many aging stars have been replaced by young, hungry players to make the national team a top address in Europe again.

With the successful World Cup in Russia, which ended in fourth place, Southgate was able to convince its critics. After winning the bronze medal at the first Nations League, the next step is to follow: for the first time England wants to bring the European Championship title to the "motherland of football". And thanks to the extremely strong squad, the English national team is also one of the EM 2021 favorites at the finals.

England's squad at the 2021 European Championship

The offensive in particular has become the showpiece of the England EM 2020 squad. Stars like Captain Harry Kane will be the key to a successful Three Lions tournament. The only weak point of the English is probably the midfield, which too often misses playful accents. If Southgate succeeds in overcoming this shortcoming, his team will be among the title favorites.

The possible England EM 2021 squad

Now we want to introduce you to the possible squad of the Three Lions at the European Championship. The 26-man line-up will not be final until June 1, 2021. Head coach Gareth Southgate will probably send his team onto the field in a 4-3-3 system.


The goal remains the weak point of the English. Evertons Jordan Pickford proved to be a sure source of support in the 2020 European Championship qualification and only conceded six goals in a total of seven games, but at the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifying, the 27-year-old was missing from the Three Lions' squad. It can still be assumed that Pickford will guard the goal for the English at EURO 2020.

Goes as a backup Nick Pope (Burnley FC) into the tournament, which was in the box in all three World Cup qualifying games at the end of March. The third goalkeeper is the 24-year-old Dean Hendersonwho prevailed against Spain goalkeeper David de Gea at Manchester United.


In the Central defense Southgate should bet on the same duo as at the World Cup. John Stones (Manchester City) and Harry Maguire (Manchester United) convinced there with strong performances. With Eric Dier (Tottenham) and Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) England also has solid alternatives.

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The Full-back positions are part of the showpiece of the English national team in 2021. On the right side duel withTrent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kyle Walker (Manchester City) and Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid) and three world class players for a regular place. Left back must be Southgate between Manchester Uniteds Luke Shaw and the 24 year old Ben Chilwell (Chelsea FC) decide, with the latter likely to have the nose in front.


in the defensive midfield likely Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson have their place safely. The 22-year-old youngster Declan Rice from West Ham United is available as his back-up. in the central midfieldlikely FC Chelsea shooting star Mason Mount are fixed in the star eleven.

In the position next to him there is probably a three-way battle betweenHarry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) and the 17-year-old mega talent Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund.


In the offensive attack line is left outside ManCity star Raheem Sterling set, the replacement will probably be the one that played again last Jesse Lingard (West Ham) as well Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) take a seat on the bench. Left winger probably the only 21-year-old Phil Foden (ManCity) the preference over the young star of the same age Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) received.

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Also the Storm of the world champion from 1966 has an excellent cast. The undisputed star is of course the captain Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur). Should the center forward fail, either the 24-year-old newcomer should Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) or the 23-year-old Chelsea attacker Tammy Abraham step in. Both can be found in the England Euro 2020 squad.

The English national team at EURO 2020

The most important information🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
TrainerGareth Southgate 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Biggest successWorld Champion 1966
Record scorerWayne Rooney (53 goals)
Record playerPeter Shilton (125 appearances)
Most valuable playerHarry Kane (€ 120 million, as of May 4, 21)
Total market value€ 1.01 billion (as of May 4, 21)
NicknameThree Lions
FIFA World Ranking4th place (as of 04/07/21)
Supreme victory13-0 against Ireland (1882)
Biggest defeat7-1 against Hungary (1954)
EM participation10 (including EM 2021)

These are England's talents at the EM 2021

The English national team in 2021 is one of the youngest of the entire tournament. Lots of youngsters such as Manchester City attacking players Marcus Rashford (23 years old) or Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold (22 years old) are already established players in Gareth Southgate's squad and can look back on at least one major event.

This is new territory for the 21-year-olds at the final round Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden. The Dortmund star and the ManCity star are among the most promising talents in English football and could cause a sensation at the EURO.

The greatest talent in the England EM 2021 squad is without question the 17-year-old midfielder Jude Bellinghamwho was one of the top performers at Borussia Dortmund last season.

Also midfield ace Declan Rice (West Ham United) and Mason Mount (Chelsea FC) are among those youngsters in England jerseys who could play their way into the notepads of the top clubs at this tournament. Both are only 22 years old.

How far will England get at the European Championship?

For years it was the same game: England traveled to a major event as a favorite, only to be left disappointingly unsophisticated. When they reached the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup, the "Three Lions" were jolted. The team was given a new face, Gareth Southgate's young team triggered a wave of euphoria in the motherland of football under the motto "It's coming home".

Seldom before have the chances for England been so good to end the lean title that has persisted since 1966 and to take home the long-awaited trophy. The England EM 2021 squad has, unlike in recent years, also in terms of breadth of outstanding quality and the lack of experience, which the "Three Lions" may have lacked at the World Cup, should be one of Champions League winners and -Finalists studded team no longer play a role.

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