Germany hit SEVEN past Latvia, Ben White replaces Alexander-Arnold in England's Euro 2020 squad

GERMANY have made a big statement of intent by hammering Latvia 7-1 heading into Euro 2020.

The Germans will be taking on Portugal, France and Hungary in the competition's group of death.

Meanwhile Gareth Southgate has confirmed Ben White will replace the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold in his 26-man England squad.

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  • Etienne Fermie

    GERMANY 7 LATVIA 1

    Germany battered minnows Latvia in their final Euro 2020 warm-up match last night.

    Joachim Low's side go into the tournament full of confidence after dismantling the 138th placed side in the Fifa Rankings.

    Atalanta star Robin Gosens got the goal-fest started in the 19th minute – with Ilkay Gundogan and Thomas Muller strikes making it 3-0 before the half-hour mark.

    A Robert Ozols own goal swiftly made it four, before Serge Gnabry put Die Mannschaft 5-0 up on the stroke of half-time.

    Timo Werner and Leroy Sane efforts put the Germans 7-0 up, although Aleksejs Saveljevs grabbed a consolation with 15 minutes remaining.

  • Etienne Fermie

    PRICE IS WHITE

    Manchester United and Arsenal have been warned that England star Ben White will cost £50million, according to reports.

    The Brighton defender, 23, enjoyed a fine debut Premier League season this term.

    And he was rewarded for his form by replacing the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold in England's final 26-man squad for Euro 2020.

    Brighton are unsurprisingly desperate to keep hold of the Three Lions star beyond this summer.

    And to do so, the Daily Mail say the Seagulls have slapped a £50m price tag on the Dorset-born defender.

    United continue their hunt for a long-term partner for Harry Maguire with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to cement a solid defensive pairing this summer.

    And Arsenal have lost David Luiz so may well be on the hunt for a new centre-back – but cannot offer European football next term.

    Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Roma, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund have all also been linked with White.

    Brighton have slapped a £50m price tag on their England defender Ben White
  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING EUROS FANS

    Ben White is the final piece to Gareth Southgate's England puzzle as he's been confirmed as Trent Alexander-Arnold's replacement for Euro 2020.

    The centre back will wear the No22 jersey at the tournament.

    The Three Lions boss will be delighted to see Harry Maguire running again in training, yet he remains a doubt for the Euros opener against Croatia.

    One player who is more confident about playing this summer is Paul Pogba, who believes France are in with a great chance of winning the tournament.

    Pogba told Eurosport: "We have a PlayStation team but it will remain a PlayStation team if we don't win a trophy.

    “Being world champions and having a team like that, we will be expected to do even more.

    “We must remain humble. I want to give this message: it's not a foregone conclusion. We hear a lot of talk but we keep our feet on the ground."

    And the Germans are also looking buoyant after hammering Latvia 7-1 in their final warm-up game.

    France and Germany play each other in their opening match of the tournament on Tuesday, June 15.

  • Thomas Blow

    EXCLUSIVE – TEDDY SHERINGHAM INTERVIEW

    When we think of Euro ’96, several beautiful images come to mind – Gazza’s goal, Pearce’s ­penalty and all of the win against Holland.

    But two unpleasant images pop up too – one being a heartbroken Gareth Southgate after his penalty miss in the semi-final against Germany.

    And, from a month or so before that, the photos of the infamous night out in Hong Kong.

    Teddy Sheringham, his clothes inexplicably in shreds, was one of many faces staring out of our front pages along with a spirit-soaked Gazza, obviously enjoying an almighty pre-tournament bender.

    Click here to read Adrian Chiles' interview with Teddy Sheringham

    England ace Teddy Sheringham reveals what REALLY happened behind the scenes at Euro 1996

  • Thomas Blow

    UKRAINE WIN 4-0

    Ukraine have won their final warm-up game, hammering Cyprus 4-0.

    Two goals from West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko, one from Man City star Oleksandr Zinchenko and one from Gent striker Roman Yaremchuk were enough to secure the win.

    They're up against Austria, Holland and North Macedonia in Group B.

  • Thomas Blow

    GERMANY WIN 7-1

    Germany have beaten Latvia 7-1 ahead of their opening Euro 2020 match against France on Tuesday, June 15.

    And the goals came from seven different players, with ex-Manchester City star Leroy Sane getting the last.

  • Thomas Blow

    GERMANS LOOKING GOOD

    Germany are currently beating Latvia 6-0 in their final friendly before Euro 2020.

    Joachim Low’s side face France in their opening match of the tournament on Tuesday, June 15.

  • Thomas Blow

    BOO ARE YA?

    Rio Ferdinand has slammed fans who boo England players taking the knee as ‘ignorant’.

    A number of supporters at the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 warm-up friendlies jeered the pre-game gesture.

    Ferdinand told his YouTube channel: “These fans, these ignorant people going to these games, they haven’t got a clue.

    “They don’t know what the players are kneeling for. It’s not a political stance.

    “All these people saying, ‘BLM is a political movement’ – [the knee] is nothing to do with [BLM]. So take that out of your mind.”

  • Thomas Blow

    WHEN ROONEY RULED EUROPE

    It's been SEVENTEEN years since Wayne Rooney took international football by storm at Euro 2004.

    The then 18-year-old scored four goals and got England fans dreaming of glory with some superb performances.

    Injury in the quarter-final against Portugal ended his nation's chances – but most still remember it as Rooney's finest summer in an England shirt.

  • Thomas Blow

    MAY BE DISAPPOINTED

    Ex-Manchester United star David May is dissapointed Marcus Rashford has gone to the Euros.

    The England star reportedly needs surgery after the tournament is over but May would have liked for the player to get the problem sorted sooner rather than later.

    He told United's debate show: "Me, personally, I would have loved him not to have gone to the Euros.

    "But I know as a footballer – as a player – you want to be in those tournaments."

  • Thomas Blow

    ICYMI – WHITE WINS

    Ben White has been called into the England squad for Euro 2020.

    The Brighton defender, 23, comes in as the replacement for Trent Alexander-Arnold.

    Liverpool right-back Alexander-Arnold was left ‘gutted’ after injuring his thigh in the closing stages of the warm-up friendly against Austria last week.

    That ruled him out of the tournament and he now faces up to six weeks on the sidelines.

    And Gareth Southgate chose White to fill the 26th spot in the team.

    White will wear the No22 jersey at the tournament, the number originally given to Alexander-Arnold.

  • Thomas Blow

    VOLLEY HEAVEN

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  • Thomas Blow

    SANCHO £80M DEAL ‘CLOSE’

    Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal for Jadon Sancho, according to The Times.

    Borussia Dortmund are believed to have dropped their asking price to £80million – and United are reportedly willing to pay that amount.

    The deal is also believed to include £20m worth of add-ons.

    Will the rumoured transfer disrupt England's preparations for Euro 2020?

  • Thomas Blow

    FRANCE ARE 'SUPER FAVOURITES' – WENGER

    Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has tipped France to win Euro 2020 – calling them the 'super' favourites.

    Here's what Wenger had to say…

  • Thomas Blow

    GETTING SHIRTY

    Russia have been left furious by Ukraine’s Euro 2020 kit that includes a map of their country including Crimea.

    Ukraine unveiled their new yellow strip on Sunday ahead of the start of the tournament.

    It includes a map of their nation on the front of their shirt.

    Much to Russia’s anger, the Crimean peninsula is included in the design.

    Also on the kit are the slogans ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ and ‘Glory to the heroes!’

    The pro-Russian separatist-controlled regions of Donetsk and Lugansk also feature in the silhouette.

    Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, considering the area to be part of their territory.

    Though this has been rejected internationally, with the United Nations still recognising Crimea as being part of Ukraine.

  • Thomas Blow

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  • Thomas Blow

    REMEMBER WILL GRIGG?

    Some more memories now…

    Will Grigg was the star of Euro 2016, but not because of what he did on the pitch for Northern Ireland.

    After banging in 25 goals to fire Wigan Athletic to the League One title, Latics fans invented the song 'Will Grigg's On Fire'.

    The tune went viral and when the striker was selected for Northern Ireland's squad for the Euros, the fans chanted it throughout.

    Grigg didn't play a single minute in the tournament as his teammates made it to the last 16.

    He's now at Sunderland having spent the second half of the 2020-21 season on loan at MK Dons.

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    GAZZA'S GOAL

    Euro '96 will always be fondly remembered for Paul Gascoigne's incredible goal against Scotland.

    Will someone have a similar impact for England at Euro 2020?

    WHAT'S EDER UP TO?

    Remember the last man to score in the Euros?

    Eder, who hit the winner for Portugal in the 2016 final, is currently playing for Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.

    The 33-year-old hasn't been included in Portugal's squad for this summer's tournament having not played international football since 2018.

    He'll always be an icon for that amazing winner, though.

    THE RASHFORD REVOLUTION

    • Dylan Terry

      WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

      Kevin De Bruyne will be fit to play for Belgium at Euro 2020, according to boss Roberto Martinez.

      The attacking midfielder’s participation looked doubtful, after being forced off in the Champions League final having been body checked by Antonio Rudiger.

      De Bruyne, 29, suffered an orbital fracture to his left eye socket and was in tears as he exited the pitch.

      Martinez, 47, said: “The operation took place on Sunday and it went well. He will join the group on Monday and will be with us for the Euros.”

    • Dylan Terry

      WHITE WINS OUT

      If you didn’t see earlier today, Ben White has been called into the England squad for Euro 2020.

      The Brighton defender, 23, comes in as the replacement for Trent Alexander-Arnold.

      Liverpool right-back Alexander-Arnold was left ‘gutted’ after injuring his thigh in the closing stages of the warm-up friendly against Austria last week.

      That ruled him out of the tournament and he now faces up to six weeks on the sidelines.

      And Gareth Southgate chose White to fill the 26th spot in the team.

      White will wear the No22 jersey at the tournament, the number originally given to Alexander-Arnold.

    • Dylan Terry

      NO EXCUSES

      Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is wary of going home from Euro 2020 empty handed and has issued a stern warning to his team-mates as a result.

      He told Eurosport: “We have a PlayStation team but it will remain a PlayStation team if we don’t win a trophy.

      “Being world champions and having a team like that, we will be expected to do even more.

      “We must remain humble. I want to give this message: it’s not a foregone conclusion. We hear a lot of talk but we keep our feet on the ground.”

    • Dylan Terry

      ENG-LESS OPTIONS

      Gareth Southgate has already admitted the pressure of picking an England squad for a major tournament almost saw him snub the job.

      But now he must somehow decide on choosing a starting XI from his 26-strong list of elite-level talent.

      Ben White has come in as a late replacement for the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold to complete the final group.

      Southgate's two certainties are his captain and striker Harry Kane will lead the line while Jordan Pickford is going to be in goal.

      But other than that, there are plenty of different options at the Three Lions boss' disposal, both in terms of personnel and shape, ahead of their curtain-raiser against Croatia on Sunday…

      Check out five possible ways Southgate could choose to set-up via our piece here.

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