Ben White has been named to England’s final Euro 2020 squad.
The Brighton and Hove Albion man joined Gareth Southgate’s preliminary 33-man roster back in May and received his first appointment.
However, he was one of seven players who were removed from the squad.
Trent Alexander-Arnold sustained a hamstring injury in England’s warm-up game against Austria and it was later confirmed that he would take four to six weeks off to take him out of the tournament.
This left a place in the squad that has since been given to Ben White.
White is primarily a center-back, although he has been praised for his versatility. If necessary, he can cover in the right defender and in the central midfield.
White’s pick could be an indicator of Harry Maguire’s fitness, which is dubious for the Three Lions’ opening game against Croatia.
That left only John Stones, Tyrone Mings, and Conor Coady at the heart of the defense.
The 23-year-old was called up ahead of Aaron Ramsdale, Ben Godfrey, James Ward-Prowse, Jesse Lingard and Ollie Watkins, all of whom were dropped from the provisional roster earlier this month.
Many people believed that after his performance in the 1-0 win over Romania, Ward-Prowse would be the one to take the last place on the squad.
The Southampton man put in several excellent crosses from set pieces that have been vital to the Southgate side in the past.
Meanwhile, Lingard is also missing from West Ham United after an excellent loan period.
He won the Premier League Player of the Month award in April and was nominated in February and March. He ended his time with the Hammers with nine goals and four assists from 16 games.
England will start their Euro 2020 campaign with a duel against Croatia on June 13th.
They then face local rivals Scotland before finishing the group stage against the Czech Republic.
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