Notable Cuts and Absentees for Euro 2020 After Squad Confirmations

Every Euro 2020 participant announced their 26-man squads and several well-known players will miss the tournament, either due to injuries or decisions by their respective coaches.

Gianluca Mancini, Matteo Pessina, and Matteo Politano were the late exclusions for Italy, joining Moise Kean and Gaetano Castrovilli in that regard. England’s coach Gareth Southgate left out Jesse Lingard, James Ward-Prowse, Ollie Watkins, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, and Ben Godfrey, while Mason Greenwood withdrew with a pre-existing physical issue.

Spain, France, and Germany completed the process early. Luis Enrique did not call up Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, and every other Real Madrid player and named just a 24-man team. Didier Deschamps omitted Theo Hernandez, Ferland Mendy, Dayot Upamecano, Eduardo Camavinga and Houssem Aouar. Anthony Martial is on the shelf. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will not be present due to knee surgery, while Marco Reus took himself out of the running for lack of conditioning. Jonathan Tah, Mahmoud Dahoud, Julian Draxler, Mario Gotze, and Julian Brandt are not part of the squad either.

The absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, caused by a knee problem, was already announced two weeks ago. Hungary star Dominik Szboboszlai did not recover from his groin injury and will miss Euro 2020 as well.  Jasper Cillessen is out because he contracted COVID, while Frank de Boer excluded Hans Hateboer, Rick Karsdorp, Anwar El Ghazi, and Steven Bergwijn. Fernando Santos did not call up Rafael Leao. Ivan Rakitic left the Croatian national team last September.

Alexis Saelemaekers, Zinho Vanheudsen, Adnan Januzaj, and Charles De Ketelaere are among the Belgium backups that could re-enter the group in case of injuries. Lovro Majer, Marin Pongracic and Nikola Moro are in the same role for Croatia; Kamil Grosicki and Sebastian Szymanski for Poland, while Krzysztof Piatek is hurt. Andriy Shevchenko cut Viktor Kovalenko and Yevgen Konoplyanka.