In just over three weeks’ time, Euro 2020 kicks off across 11 countries across the continent, with the Three Lions among the favourites to win the delayed tournament.
However, before England embark on their Euros journey, Gareth Southgate has a squad to pick, an unwanted headache for most managers.
But how long does the England manager have to decide? Here is everything you need to know.
The official squad will be announced on Tuesday May 25th at 1pm.
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It was announced that the 50-year-old would be able to pick from 26 players instead of the usual 23-man squad, however it is still expected that some big names could miss out on making the cut next week.
In goal, Everton’s Jordan Pickford looks certain to continue as Southgate’s number one following his heroic performances at the Russia World Cup three years ago.
With only room for three ‘keepers in the squad, Nick Pope and Dean Henderson look set to be England’s second and third choice goalkeepers, although West Brom shotstopper Sam Johnstone is still in contention to make the squad.
Despite suffering relegation with the Baggies, the 28-year-old has impressed at The Hawthorns and even earned a call-up to the England camp in March, meaning his dream of a place in the Euro’s squad may not be over just yet.
In defence, one player in particular has been in the spotlight.
Trent Alexander-Arnold would possibly have been one of the first names on the team sheet following his previous two seasons, however his form this season resulted in the 22-year-old missing out in the March squad.
Despite his resurgence in form, Alexander-Arnold’s place is still far from confirmed, with Southgate worried about the defender’s capability to defend against some of Europe’s deadliest attackers.
At centre-back, Harry Maguire and John Stones remain the two central defenders that many would like to see start against Croatia in the opening group game.
The likes of Wolves captain Connor Coady, Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings and Michael Keane will be aware, however, of Maguire’s recent ankle injury, looking to capitalise should he be unavailable on June 13th.
In attacking midfield, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Mason Mount and Jesse Lingard all occupy similar positions and will be keen to make the starting XI, but it is unclear yet as to how many defensive midfielders will start during the tournament.
Former Birmingham City starlet Jude Bellingham will also be keen to make the squad after lifting the DFB Pokal with Borussia Dortmund last week but could miss out due to more experienced players being preferred to the 17-year-old.
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Moving into the attacking players, only one player seems certain to start and that is England skipper, Harry Kane.
Although his place in the squad is seemingly guaranteed, those who will be looking to help provide England’s number nine are a little more uncertain.
As back up to Kane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin seems like the obvious candidate with his excellent finishing and aerial presence, however Villa’s Ollie Watkins and Newcastle’s Callum Wilson will be hot on the heels of the Toffees striker.
Both Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling will be certain inclusions next week despite their club form, and there may be room for Rashford’s teammate Mason Greenwood, whose scintillating form towards the back end of this season will have certainly caught the eye of the England manager.
All eyes will be firmly glued to phones and televisions next week as we learn which 26 players could end up bringing football home once again.