JAMES Ward-Prowse is one of seven England players to miss out after Gareth Southgate cut his Euro 2020 squad from 33 to 26.

The Saints skipper had been regarded as an important figure in the Three Lions group, having been a regular in recent squads and earned six senior caps all under manager Southgate.

But reports surfaced on Sunday that the 26-year-old would not make the cut for the final squad set to compete in this summer’s tournament.

And Ward-Prowse’s fate was confirmed at 5pm today, as England’s final squad was finalised hours before UEFA’s deadline for submissions.

The omission comes as a blow for the midfield star, who has played every minute in the Premier League for the past two seasons.

Ward-Prowse netted his first senior international goal in March during a 5-0 World Cup Qualifying win over San Marino.

Southgate’s side have been drawn in group D of next month’s tournament, alongside Croatia, Czech Republic and Scotland.

They are set to host Austria tonight and Romania on Sunday in friendlies.



Goalkeepers: Pickford, Henderson, Johnstone.

Defenders: Alexander-Arnold, Chilwell, Coady, James, Maguire, Mings, Shaw, Stones, Trippier, Walker.

Midfielders: Bellingham, Henderson, Mount, Phillips, Rice.

Forwards: Foden, Calvert-Lewin, Grealish, Kane, Rashford, Saka, Sancho, Sterling.