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Forget Euro 2020 We've Picked Our Euro 2024 England Squad

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Forget Euro 2020 We've Picked Our Euro 2024 England Squad

Gareth Southgate might have picked his squad for Euro 2020 this summer but it's time for us to put our necks on the line and pick a squad for Germany in three years time.

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With the Euros just over a week away, Southgate has made some big decisions and at the last minute surprisingly called up Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The England boss has had three years to pick his Euros squad since the World Cup in Russia, which has profited Jude Bellingham but worked against Danny Ings.

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Though there's another World Cup before that, there's only three years until the next Euros in 2024, which will be held in Germany, and it's time to look ahead till then.

We've put together a 23 man squad for Southgate, or the man who replaces him, or the man who replaces the man who replaces him, depending how this summer and winter 2022 go.

England's squad in 2024?
England's squad in 2024?

First up, we need to put our hands up that when we did this in 2016 for 2020 we did predict Joe Hart would still be in goal, Reece Oxford would partner Jack Wilshere in midfield and Patrick Roberts would play on the wing, we also didn't mention a worldwide pandemic making the tournament a year late...

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Okay back to our selection for Germany. We're well aware that we're stuck somewhere between picking the same old players and making too many changes but here we are!

Dean Henderson could easily be England's starting keeper with three more years as Manchester United number one and Nick Pope and Jordan Pickford will be very good back ups.

At centre back, Harry Maguire and John Stones will still be in their primes and a good partnership, although Maguire's pace could be an issue at that point.

Fortunately Fikayo Tomori, unlucky not to be Southgate's current squad, and Joe Gomez, currently injured, will make very good options. Bens White and Godfrey unlucky to miss out.

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Gomez has been missing for much of the season after getting injured on England duty. Image: PA Images
Gomez has been missing for much of the season after getting injured on England duty. Image: PA Images

Luke Shaw may well keep his place in three years time but let's imagine Omar Richards after a few seasons with Bayern Munich and maybe the national team will have a different full back.

On the right hand side Alexander-Arnold gets picked along with Reece James again, although don't rule out the manager picking up four more just for the hell of it!

The midfield includes four players who are already in the squad this time around but they're all young and talented enough to get picked again in Germany.

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Bukayo Saka was the surprise selection in Southgate's squad this time around but in three years time you feel it'll be a no brainer.

Of course Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling could well still be in the squad in three years, but again, where's the fun?!

Sterling and Rashford are amongst those who could still be included, along with Jack Grealish, but where's the fun in that. Image: PA Images
Sterling and Rashford are amongst those who could still be included, along with Jack Grealish, but where's the fun in that. Image: PA Images

It's not that long ago Curtis Jones was being considered as a bolter for this summer's England squad so it's hardly beyond the realms of possibility for the next Euros.

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He's joined by fellow Liverpool player Harvey Elliott as our outsider, the winger was on loan at Blackburn Rovers this season and was one of the Championships best players at just 18-years-old.

Phil Foden is definitely in the squad! Maybe if he's injured but given England's history in that department you couldn't even rule it out.

Eberechi Eze cruelly found out he was supposed to be in the 33 man squad last week, after picking up a long term injury in training. As long as he recovers back to his previous level we fancy him to get in the squad.

Eze was supposed to be in the 33 man squad so you have to feel he's on the verge of an England call up. Image: PA Images
Eze was supposed to be in the 33 man squad so you have to feel he's on the verge of an England call up. Image: PA Images

By 2024 Harry Kane could be a multi time Premier League and Champions League winner, sorry Spurs fans it's unlikely to be for you, and at just 30-years-old he'll likely be the country's leading scorer of all time by then too!

He could have Mason Greenwood alongside him or as back up, with the Manchester United youngster looking ready to take the world by storm in the coming years.

Let us know who you think we've missed out, other than those currently in the squad, and remember to mock us in three years time!

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Euro 2020, England, Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane

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