England’s Euro 2024 squad: Who’s on the plane, who’s in contention and who has work to do?
England have qualified for Euro 2024 after finishing top of Group C in Uefa qualification and now look ahead to December’s draw.
After a draw with North Macedonia, there are now just two friendlies left until Gareth Southgate decides on his 23 players for Germany.
After a stylish 3-1 win over reigning champions Italy at Wembley Stadium, the Three Lions stumbled past Malta before a 1-1 draw in Skopje thanks to a controversial penalty.
England can look forward to glamour friendlies against Brazil and Belgium next March, but the fierce competition for places will mean form in the Premier League and around Europe will be crucial in the coming months.
Here is a closer look at who is heading to Germany and who might miss out.
England’s captain remains their talisman on the pitch, both with his leadership and with his goals as he continues to add to his record tally. Kane has hit the ground running at Bayern Munich, and the 30-year-old has talked up the virtues of the Bundesliga’s winter break and playing one fewer domestic cup competition. Southgate will hope Kane is fit and fresh when the Euros come around.
The 20-year-old has quickly elevated himself to be one of England’s essential players. He is consistently producing outstanding performances both for his country and his new club, Real Madrid, racking up goals and assists after driving runs from midfield. Southgate likes Bellingham as a No 10 off Kane, and this could be the start of a fruitful partnership between England’s current captain and his likely successor.
Jude Bellingham has become one of England’s key players
Rice has made a good start to life at Arsenal, and his importance at international level has grown immeasurably over the