First Newcastle United player confirmed in a 26 man squad for Euro 2020 finals
The Euro 2020 finals kick off in 24 days time.
Friday 11 June seeing Turkey v Italy kicking off proceedings as the first group match, the tournament ending 30 days later with the Euro 2020 final to be played at Wembley.
The 26 man squads need to be named by Tuesday 1 June at the latest but the competing countries are now gradually going public.
Former Newcastle United keeper Matz Sels was named in the Belgium 26 man squad when that was named yesterday (Monday 17 May) and now the first current NUFC player has been confirmed in a 26 man squad.
Emil Krafth celebrated his first ever Premier League goal for Newcastle against Manchester City and now the defender has been named in Sweden’s 26 man squad for Euro 2021.
Robin Olsen (Everton), Karl-Johan Johansson (FC Copehnhagen), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Genclerbirligi)
Mikael Lustig (AIK), Victor Lindelof (Manchester United), Andreas Granqvist (Helsingborgs IF), Martin Olsson (BK Hacken), Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), Filip Helander (Rangers), Emil Krafth (Newcastle), Pontus Jansson (Brentford), Marcus Danielson (Dalian Professional)
Sebastian Larsson (AIK), Albin Ekdal (Sampdoria), Marcus Berg (IFK Goteborg), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Alexander Isak (Real Sociedad), Gustav Svensson (Guangzhou City), Ken Sema (Watford), Viktor Claesson (Krasnodar), Mattias Svanberg (Bologna), Kristoffer Olsson (Krasnodar)
Forwards: Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus) Robin Quaison (Mainz 05), Jordan Larsson (Spartak Moscow), Jens Cajuste (FC Midtjylland)
Sweden play Spain on Monday 14 June in their first group game, followed by matches against Slovakia and Poland.
Martin Dubravka is of course set to be named in the Slovakia squad and likely set to be first choice in the tournament.
Meanwhile, it is reported that the Scotland 26 man squad is going to be named tomorrow (Wednesday 19 May), with Ryan Fraser waiting for news on whether he has been included. At his pre-Sheffield United press conference earlier today, Steve Bruce stated that Fraser wouldn’t be featuring in either of these two final Newcastle games of the season. He also added that it would be a major ‘risk’ if he was included in the Scotland Euro 2020 squad because he is still on his way back from a groin injury and hasn’t played for over eight weeks.
England are reported to be planning to name their 26 man crowd next week (commencing Monday 24 May). Callum Wilson maybe had faint hopes of forcing his way in with a late rush of goals in the last few matches. However, out injured for the final weeks of the season and missing the last three NUFC games, that looks to have swept away any remaining possibility of inclusion.
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