England call up White to replace Alexander-Arnold in Euro 2020 squad

Brighton defender has been added to England’s Euro 2020 squad.

Football Haberleri Giriş Tarihi: 07 Haziran 2021 Pazartesi 12:06
The 23-year-old was selected by to replace , who was forced to withdraw from the 26-man party due to injury.

White's inclusion was announced by the Football Association on Monday morning as the team continue preparations for their European Championship opener against Croatia.

White made his debut in last week's 1-0 friendly win over Austria and impressed as he started alongside Tyrone Mings in Sunday's victory against Romania.

He tweeted: "Beyond proud and honoured! I'll give it my everything @England."

Alexander-Arnold was ruled out after suffering a thigh injury late on against Austria and Southgate took his time to decide which of his standby players would come in.

defender and Southampton captain -Prowse were other options who both started the Romania game, while and were also on the standby list, but will now return home.

Euro 2020 kicks off on Friday night, with England's clash with Croatia taking place at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

Southgate still has plenty to ponder before then, with fitness concerns remaining over skipper and Liverpool captain .

Southgate was also unable to call upon the seven members of his squad who featured in the Champions League final and will run the rule over Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Mason Mount, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling in the coming days.