Football News Update: England Ready for Euro 2024 Opener Against Serbia

As the highly anticipated Euro 2024 tournament approaches, England manager Gareth Southgate has provided an optimistic update on his squad’s availability ahead of their opening match against Serbia on Sunday, live on talkSPORT.

Southgate has travelled to Germany with his talented 26-man squad, and he has confirmed that the entire team is available for selection. “Everyone is available,” he stated during his pre-match press conference on Saturday evening. However, a decision will be made on the fitness of Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, who has been nursing a muscle injury.

The England boss also revealed that he has expanded his leadership group for the tournament, with Harry Kane captaining the side and Kyle Walker acting as vice-captain. Midfielders Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham have also been added to the leadership group, reflecting the dynamic of a squad that features a significant number of younger players.

“Everyone is available,” he stated during his pre-match press conference on Saturday evening.

England will be aiming to win the Euro 2024 tournament for the first time in their history. The Three Lions suffered heartbreak in their penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, but they are once again considered one of the favorites to go all the way this summer.

After facing Serbia, England will take on Denmark and Slovenia in their remaining Group C fixtures before the knockout stages. The team’s wealth of experience on the big stage, combined with the infusion of young talent, has bolstered hopes of a successful campaign.

As the countdown to the tournament continues, all eyes will be on Southgate’s side as they look to make their mark on the European football stage.

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