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Trent Alexander-Arnold out of Euro 2020 after suffering injury during warmup fixture

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England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will not feature in the upcoming Euro 2020 after injuring his left-thigh during the warmup fixture against Austria. The Liverpool player hobbled off the pitch in the second half in the 1-0 win.

Trent Alexander-Arnold out of Euro 2020 after suffering injury during warmup fixture

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England contested in their first warm-up fixture ahead of the Euros and managed to secure a narrow win following Bukayo Saka’s first goal for the nation.

The subject of Trent Alexander-Arnold in the squad was drawn out till the very last minute as Gareth Southgate opted to go for three right backs in the final 26-man squad.

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Despite a lean season for the 22-year-old by his usual high standards, he was nominated for the PFA Young Player Of The Year award, a title which he currently holds.

However, a late call meant that the youngster found himself in the squad as the fourth right back alongside Reece James, Kyle Walker, and Kieran Trippier.

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Trent’s latest injury blow means that he will have to wait longer to represent England at a major tournament. The FA confirmed that with the player seemingly being out for a duration of 4 to 6 weeks, there is no chance of his participation in the postponed event.

Read the entire statement right below:

“Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ruled out of UEFA EURO 2020. The Liverpool player sustained a thigh injury in the closing stages of Wednesday’s 1-0 win against Austria in Middlesbrough.

“A scan on Thursday confirmed the 22-year-old will be unable to play in the forthcoming tournament so has withdrawn from the England squad to return to his club for rehabilitation.

“Gareth Southgate will not confirm a replacement until after Sunday’s return to the Riverside Stadium for the warm-up fixture against Romania.

As of now, there are six players who failed to make it into the final squad from the 33-man provisional squad. One among Jesse Lingard and James Ward-Prowse are touted to replace the injured defender.

England well-equipped to cope without Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Three Lions will play one more warm-up fixture against Romania before they move onto the Euros. The team will face Croatia, Scotland, and the Czech Republic in the group stages.

Gareth Southgate has an immense talent pool across all the departments and head into the tournament as one of the favourites alongside France and Portugal.

Check out the England squad for Euro 2020

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham)

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Man City).

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