England now favorites to win Euro 2020 after squad announcement Brighton News

ENGLAND are now the favorites to win Euro 2020 after Gareth Southgate named his latest 26-man squad for this month’s tournament.

There was a mixed reaction to the announcement with just two recognized forwards named to the squad.

Jesse Lingard, James Ward-Prowse and Ollie Watkins were among six names cut from Gareth Southgate’s plans as Trent Alexander-Arnold got the nod.

Last week, the Three Lions boss made the decision to name a provisional squad of 33 rather than his final selection of 26 due to player injury concerns and final Continental Cup commitments.

Southgate has now finalized their selection for Euro 2020, eliminating six players after Mason Greenwood retired through injury on the morning of the announcement.

Lingard, Ward-Prowse and Watkins missed the match with the uncapped trio of Aaron Ramsdale, Ben Godfrey and Ben White.

Now, according to Betfair, England are the new 4/1 favorites, overtaking France who were favorites last week.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions are 5/2 to reach the final, 15/2 to finish second, 7/5 to reach the semi-finals and odds of 4/9 to make the quarterfinals.

And with so much exciting attacking talent, England are 4/1 favorites to be the tournament’s most successful team.

Euro 2020, originally scheduled for last summer, has been rescheduled amid the coronavirus pandemic that ended one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

The competition will take place 12 months later than planned with a lot of interest among the home countries.

Scotland will join England in Group D with the Czech Republic and Croatia.

Wales will join Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.

After reaching the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, expectations are high ahead of the first tournament Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions will play at home – in part, at least – since Euro 96.

Gareth Southgate admits his head will be on the block if England don’t reach the final stages of the rescheduled European Championship.

When asked if anything less than reaching the semi-finals would be considered a failure, Southgate replied, “Yes, it probably will.

“I think we’re realistic about it, we have to live with that expectation. We know the excitement around the team and it’s great, we are now relevant.

“Expectations were lower (in Russia). We have some exciting players and I don’t think these players are at their peak. I think when I look at some of the players who are working with us it’s so exciting for England in the future.

“I have to try to manage the expectations of the players. I accept the situation as a manager, there is a wait, I have to deliver.

“We have to deliver as a group of employees, it’s not up to me if we can be successful. But, of course, it’s about me if we fail. No problem, it’s the concert.

“But for the players, I still have to keep in mind that they are a young group, they still have a lot of progress to do, some are now learning to win things, being involved in big matches. is great for their progress and their opportunities for England, that’s what we want.

“Are we ready to win? Well, we’ve been in two semi-finals so the next step is to try to take it further.

Favorites to win Euro 2020.

  • England: 4/1
  • France: 5/1
  • Belgium: 13/2
  • Spain: 7/1
  • Italy: 8/1
  • Germany: 8/1
  • Portugal: 1/10
  • Netherlands: 12/1
  • Denmark: 25/1
  • Croatia: 30/1
  • Wales: 125/1
  • Scotland: 250/1

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