England WAGS will be banned from Three Lions’ hotel for Euro 2020 due to Covid – but manager Gareth Southgate ‘hopes the team can have a little bit of home time’ during the tournament
- England team will not be permitted visits by wives or families during Euro 2020
- UEFA have banned the move to ensure bio-secure bubbles are kept Covid secure
- Manager Gareth Southgate hoping to allow family members access to the base
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
The families of England players will be banned from visiting the team hotel during the Euros due to Covid protocols.
England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed UEFA has implemented strict regulations which must be followed by teams throughout the championship in order to keep the competition Covid-secure.
Euro 2020 is set to get underway in June after being postponed last year due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
The competition will see matches take place in 11 different countries around the world with the semi-final and final being hosted at Wembley Stadium.
Southgate said: ‘We’re not going to be able to let people in.
‘There’s a clear edict from Uefa on what the bubbles need to look like to be as secure as we can make them.
The families of England players will be banned from visiting the team hotel during the Euros due to Covid protocols. Pictured: Aston Villa ace Ollie Watkins with girlfriend Ellie Alderson
The families of England players will be banned from visiting the team hotel during the Euros due to Covid protocols. Pictured: Defender Harry Maguire and fiancée Fern Hawkins
England’s Mason Mount got the call up to the England squad and is expected to go to the Euros and girlfriend model Chloe Wealleans-Watts, 21, is sure to bring some glamour to pitchside
Gorgeous Chloe, the girlfriend of Mason Mount, is sure to bring some glamour to the Euros
Dele Alli (right) has been named in England’s 33-man squad but will not be allowed to see girlfriend Ruby Mae (pictured left) at the club’s hotel throughout the Euro 2020 tournament
‘It’s never going to be 100 per cent failsafe but we’ve got to comply with as much as we can.
‘We’re hoping that we might at some point be able to let the players have a little bit of time at home.
‘But that’s constantly being assessed. It’d be a preference for us if we can.
‘But of course, we’ve got to monitor not only our own situations, but where we are as a country, what are the variants, what the government guidelines are.
Mia McClenaghan has just finished her Law Degree at Royal Holloway University, meaning she and Chelsea right-back Reece James, 21, had double the cause for celebration yesterday
Pictured: Megan Davison (left) will be cheering on England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (right)
Pictured: Harry and Kate Kane (left) and Anouska Santos with left-back Luke Shaw
Anouska Santos is often spotted in the crowd at Old Trafford cheering on left-back Luke Shaw
‘That’s we hope to do that and we’re working towards that, but it is going to be limited access which we have to accept is going to be harder for some players to cope with than for others.
‘You know everybody’s going to react to that and respond to that differently.’
Yesterday, England named a provisional 33-man squad for the delayed tournament, with seven players to miss out in the cut to a final 26.
The Three Lions boss has opted for a squad of 33 for now, while players compete in European finals for Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.
He will have to cut it down by seven players to 26 by June 1 and the odds are still against Alexander-Arnold being included.
Southgate has four right-backs in his team of 33 with Alexander Arnold, Kieran Tripper, Kyle Walker and Reece James all involved.
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When Leeds won promotion to the Premier League, Ashleigh Behan (pictured with Kalvin Phillips) wrote on social media: ‘The best night celebrating with my CHAMPION!!! What a team’
Natural beauty Lauren Fryer, originally from Chessington, Greater London, is the girlfriend of West Ham defender Declan Rice who was named yesterday in England’s 33-man squad
Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back Conor Coady, 28, who has four caps and one goal for England is married to Amie Coady, with whom he shares three sons – Henri, Freddie and Louie
Elsewhere, there is a gluttony of thrilling attacking options at Southgate’s disposal as he plots a route to what would be England’s first international triumph since the 1966 World Cup.
Mason Mount, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden would have perhaps at best been on the fringes of the England fold 12 months ago but they have benefited after the Covid-19 pandemic forced a 12-month delay to the European Championship.
The trio will now all be vying for a starting berth under Southgate when the tournament for England begins on June 13 against Croatia at Wembley.
Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho would have seemed nailed on starters last summer but now face intensifying competition to begin that match next month.
Liverpool and Manchester United’s captains Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire make the squad but questions remain about the overall fitness of two of Southgate’s key men.
Uncapped Brighton defender Ben White, meanwhile, is a surprise call-up but has impressed for the Seagulls this season and is comfortable in a three-man defence.
Everton’s Ben Godfrey has also been included – Southgate is without a host of key defenders during the opening phase of his training camp due to involvement in this week’s European finals, opening the door to White and Godfrey.
Eric Dier is a surprise omission as Southgate has picked him regularly before, while there is no place for Everton’s Michael Keane.
ENGLAND’S 33-MAN SQUAD
Jordan Pickford, Everton: 30 caps
Dean Henderson, Manchester United – 1 cap
Sam Johnstone, West Brom – uncapped
Aaron Ramsdale, Sheffield United – uncapped
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool – 12 caps, 1 goal
Reece James, Chelsea – 6 caps
Harry Maguire, Manchester United – 32 caps, 3 goals
Conor Coady, Wolves – 4 caps, 1 goal
John Stones, Manchester City – 42 caps, 2 goals
Luke Shaw, Manchester United – 9 caps
Kyle Walker, Manchester City – 55 caps
Ben Chilwell, Chelsea – 14 caps
Kieran Trippier, Atletico Madrid – 26 caps, 1 goal
Tyrone Mings, Aston Villa – 8 caps
Ben White, Brighton – uncapped
Ben Godfrey, Everton – uncapped
Jordan Henderson, Liverpool – 58 caps
Declan Rice, West Ham – 15 caps, 1 goal
Mason Mount, Chelsea – 16 caps, 4 goals
Jack Grealish, Aston Villa – 5 caps
Phil Foden, Manchester City – 6 caps, 2 goal
Jesse Lingard, Manchester United – 27 caps, 4 goals
Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund – 2 caps
Kalvin Phillips, Leeds United – 7 caps
James Ward-Prowse, Southampton – 6 caps, 1 goal
Harry Kane, Tottenham – 53 caps, 34 goals
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton – 7 caps, 4 goals
Raheem Sterling, Manchester City – 61 caps, 14 goals
Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund – 18 caps, 3 goals
Marcus Rashford, Manchester United – 40 caps, 11 goals
Ollie Watkins, Aston Villa – 1 cap, 1 goal
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal – 4 caps
Mason Greenwood, Manchester United – 1 cap
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