01 Jun 2021 4:57 PM +00:00

The FUT BEASTS that failed to make England's EURO 2020 squad

Gareth Southgate has now announced his official 26-man squad for EURO 2020, and some of FIFA 21 Ultimate Team's best have been left out.

The XI England could field that is not in the squad would have a good chance of winning the tournament, so there is plenty of competition for places moving forward.

Before further adieu, let's take a look at the FUT beasts that won't be donning the Three Lions this summer.

Squad Announced

After what seems like an eternity, Gareth Southgate has finally named his squad for EURO 2020, and there are a few surprises.

The biggest news is in the right-back department (shock) where Trent Alexander-Arnold has made the cut despite news to the contrary prior to the announcement.

England head into the tournament with four recognised right-backs, which barring some rotten luck with injuries seems unnecessary.

Another decision that has raised eyebrows is the omission of in-form Jesse Lingard who recently fired West Ham into the Europa League, although England are well covered in that area.

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Excluded XI

Now we know the squad, we also know who has not been selected.

We have put together the best Ultimate Team from those not in the squad, and there are some top-quality players who have missed out.

Defence

In goal is Burnley stopper Nick Pope. Pope would ordinarily be in the squad, but he is recovering from surgery, he still makes our team though as one of the best GKs this season in FUT 21.

It is a major surprise to see a top-class right-back in this side despite Southgate's insistence on picking four for the tournament.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the man in question, and he is joined by a centre-back pairing of Joe Gomez (injured) and James Tarkowski.

Left-back is less obvious, and it is Spurs' forgotten man Danny Rose that is the highest-rated LB to be omitted from the squad.

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Midfield

The midfield three is one we can guarantee we will never see start a game for England together, nevertheless, it is not short on quality.

Liverpool veteran James Milner will provide plenty of energy and experience at the base of the three.

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In front of him are two more attacking players in James Maddison and Dele Alli.

Maddison has every chance of being included in the future, but Alli has more work to do to rediscover his form that once made him one of the first names on the teamsheet.

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Forwards

Leading the line for the 'not selected XI' is Leicester's Jamie Vardy.

Technically retired, Vardy would surely be in the squad if he reversed his decision.

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Foxes teammate Harvey Barnes starts on the left and he is another player who would have come close to selection if not for injury.

Southampton's Danny Ings completes the front three. With Southgate selecting just two main strikers in the squad, it appears Ings is some way down the pecking order.

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How would this XI fare in EURO 2020?

With FUT stars like Wan-Bissaka, Gomez, Pope, and Vardy in the side, we back this team to go all the way...

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