Ben White selected as Alexander-Arnold's England replacement for Euros
Ben White selected as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s England replacement as Brighton centre back makes Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man squad for Euro 2020 ahead of James Ward-Prowse… amid fears over Harry Maguire’s fitness
- Gareth Southgate has selected Ben White as final man for his Euro 2020 squad
- England boss needed to decide replacement for injured Trent Alexander-Arnold
- Brighton centre back has beaten likes of Jesse Lingard and James Ward-Prowse
- White played full 90 minutes against Romania and came on against Austria too
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Brighton centre back Ben White has been selected as the man to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad for the Euros.
The 23-year-old played the full 90 minutes in Sunday’s final warm-up match against Romania, impressing the manager after helping the team keep a clean sheet.
And it appears he did enough to earn himself a place in the squad after it was confirmed that he has beaten the likes of Jesse Lingard and James Ward-Prowse to the final spot.
Brighton centre back Ben White has been called up to the final 26-man England Euros squad
He replaces Trent Alexander-Arnold in the squad, who tore his quad in a warm-up match
White’s inclusion comes as a result of Liverpool full back Alexander-Arnold picking up an injury in England’s first warm-up match against Austria earlier in the week.
The 22-year-old tore his quad and is set to miss six weeks of action, leaving him heartbroken after battling for a recall to earn his place in the squad for the Euros.
White, meanwhile, will be celebrating his inclusion in the final squad having only made his senior England debut earlier in the week.
White (right) played the full 90 minutes at centre back against Romania on Sunday evening
It is bad news for Jesse Lingard (left) though, who has missed out on a spot in the final 26
James Ward-Prowse will also leave the group before the tournament begins this week
He showed his versatility by coming on as a holding midfielder against Austria, also clearing the ball off the line to save his side late on, before playing the full 90 minutes at centre back against Romania on Sunday night.
Ollie Watkins and Ben Godfrey are among the other players to miss out on the final 26-man squad having made the initial 33 selected by Southgate.
There are now just six days to go until England’s first match of the tournament, when they take on Croatia at Wembley on Sunday.
Gareth Southgate played White in central midfield against Austria and defence vs Romania
Alexander-Arnold is facing six weeks on the sidelines after suffering his heartbreaking injury
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