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England vs Austria, Euro 2020 warm-up friendly preview

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ngland kick off their Euro 2020 preparations with the first of two warm-up friendlies in the North East as the Three Lions host Austria.

With the European Championships beginning on June 11 following a draining season, Gareth Southgate must quickly get his squad up to speed as they bid for glory this summer.

England are among the favourites to win the tournament given the wealth of attacking talent manager Southgate has at his disposal, but the Three Lions must build on their thrilling 2018 World Cup semi-final run in Russia.

Date, kick-off time and venue

England vs Austria is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

The match will be held at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough.

England vs Austria team news

Southgate will trim his provisional 33-man squad to 26 (at the the least) by June 1, so he will have his final Euros squad to call on for this friendly.

Harry Maguire is in the squad but is unlikely to be fit given he is still recovering from an ankle ligament injury, so Southgate will face some big decisions in defence.

England squad (provisional)

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Ben Godfrey, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ben White

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Mason Greenwood, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins

Goalkeepers: Daniel Bachmann, Pavao Pervan, Alexander Schlager

Defenders: David Alaba, Aleksandar Dragovic, Marco Friedl, Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Lainer, Philipp Lienhart, Phillipp Mwene, Stefan Posch, Christopher Trimmel, Andreas Ulmer

Midfielders: Husein Balic, Julian Baumgartlinger, Christoph Baumgartner, Florian Grillitsch, Stefan Ilsanker, Konrad Laimer, Valentino Lazaro, Marcel Sabitzer, Louis Schaub, Xaver Schlager, Alessandro Schopf

Forwards: Marko Arnautovic, Michael Gregoritsch, Sasa Kalajdzic, Karim Onisiwo

England vs Austria prediction

Austria have the likes of David Alaba and Marko Arnautovc to trouble England, but Southgate’s men will still expect to win at the Riverside – even if they heavily rotate throughout the game.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Last meeting: Austria 0-1 England (16/11/2007)

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