Rashford is left out of England’s provisional squad for Euro 2024

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Striker Marcus Rashford was the most notable omission when England manager Gareth Southgate named his provisional squad for Euro 2024 on Tuesday, while there was also no place for experienced midfielder Jordan Henderson.

Several non-international players – Liverpool duo Curtis Jones and Jarell Quansah, Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite and Crystal Palace’s Adam Wharton – featured in the provisional list of 33.

Southgate will reduce his squad to 26 before the June 7 deadline.

The exclusion of Rashford and Henderson were the biggest surprises considering the loyalty Southgate has shown them and their role in previous tournaments.

Rashford, 26, has made 60 international appearances and scored 17 goals, including three at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but has struggled for form this season with just seven Premier League goals for Manchester United.

Chelsea striker Raheem Sterling also missed out, but teammate Cole Palmer was included after an excellent season.

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw is also in the provisional squad despite being out for a long period through injury.


Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale, James Trafford

Defenders: Jarrad Branthwaite, Lewis Dunk, Joe Gomez, Marc Guehi, Ezri Konsa, Harry Maguire, Jarell Quansah, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Gallagher, Curtis Jones, Kobbie Mainoo, Declan Rice, Adam Wharton

Forward: Jude Bellingham, Jarrod Bowen, Eberechi Eze, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Anthony Gordon, Harry Kane, James Maddison, Cole Palmer, Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney, Ollie Watkins