England Boss Southgate Name Premier League Star as Alexander-Arnold's Replacement For Euro 2020

England Boss Southgate Name Premier League Star as Alexander-Arnold's Replacement For Euro 2020

- Ben White has taken the place of injured Trent Alexander-Arnold in the Three Lions squad for Euro 2020 championship

- The Liverpool defender suffered a setback during England's international friendly game against Austria earlier in the month

- White made the cut ahead of players like Lingard and Ward-Prowse who were favourites to make the final squad

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Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White has replaced injured Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold in England's squad for this summer's Euro Championship.

The Liverpool wing-back who was not in Gareth Southgate's plan when he released his initial 33-man preliminary squad for the competition suffered an injury setback during the Three Lions friendly against Austria earlier this month.

However, with the likes of Jesse Lingard and James Ward-Prowse on the waiting list, Southgate had to settle for the 23-year-old instead.

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White made 36 Premier League appearances for The Seagulls in the 2020-21 season and helped them finish 16th on the table.

England boss Southgate name Premier League star as Alexander-Arnold's replacement for Euro 2020
Brighton defender Ben White in action for England during their friendly game against Romania ahead of Euro 2020. Photo by Stu Forster - The FA
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The centre-back justified his call-up by the English team boss after keeping a clean sheet in their friendly game against Romania over the weekend after seeing action for 90 minutes.

And this appears to have earned a place in the final squad for the tournament which kicks off a few days from now according to Daily Mail and The Athletic.

White will be delighted to make the team eventually having being dropped from the initial list released in May. His only two caps so far for England came against Austria and Romania.

The defender was said to have shown quality after being fielded as a holding midfielder against Austria, while also clearing the ball off the line to save his side from conceding against Romania on Sunday night.

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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.

Injury rules Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold out of Euro 2020

Legit.ng earlier reported that England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will not be participating in the Euro 2020 after being ruled out with a thigh injury.

Trent hurt his thigh during the closing stages of the friendly with Austria on Wednesday, June 2.

The injury is likely to keep the 22-year old out for at least six weeks, meaning he will miss the entire tournament.

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