UEFA Euro 2020 kicks off on Friday 11 June with Italy facing Turkey in the opening game of the tournament.
The start of the competition comes less than two weeks after the Champions League final, which concludes the European domestic season.
The 24 qualifying nations are required to submit their final 26-man squad for the tournament by 1 June, as per UEFA regulations. However, the coaches can make changes between then and their first game if a player occurs a serious injury or is otherwise unavailable due to medical reasons.
Here’s a look at some of the important news in the provisional squads:
Joachim Low announced his final squad on 19 May, which notably included the recalls of Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels; two players he forced international retirement upon two years ago.
Both were crucial players when Germany won the World Cup under the same head coach back in 2014 and have been key to Bayern Munich’s success in recent seasons, which included the 2020 Champions League.
Gareth Southgate has confirmed he will announce his final squad on Tuesday 25 May. Harry Kane is the nation’s captain but with an abundance of attacking talent some stars are going to miss out.
Although we can predict the obvious names will be included, such as Raheem Sterling, Harry Maguire and Mason Mount, fans will be keen to hear whether some of the underrated stars will be picked.
Many have expected Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish to have played a more important role for the Three Lions in recent years and there’s no guarantee he will even be included this summer. Many would like to see 17-year-old Jude Bellingham included, whilst Jordan Henderson now has less than a week to prove his fitness after a lengthy lay-off.
England are actually the bookmakers’ favourites to win the tournament, despite serious question marks over the ability of the goalkeeper and defence. Fans who are laughing at their price may prefer to take a punt on one of the trustly casino sites as you’ll have a better chance of winning.
Didier Deschamps named his final squad for the world champions earlier this week. It includes Real Madrid star Karim Benzema, who was notably left out of the World Cup that they won three years ago.
34-year-old Olivier Giroud is also included despite not scoring in that previous tournament, whilst Kylian Mbappe and Kingsley Coman are part of the exciting attack.
Uncapped Sevilla defender Jules Kunde is included. Their squad that won the World Cup had gone into that tournament with a relatively inexperienced defence at international level.
Roberto Martinez is another manager to have submitted his final squad before the conclusion of the domestic season.
Belgium will head into this tournament with four players past the century mark of caps – Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Toby Alderweireld and Eden Hazard. The latter has had an injury-plagued time at Real Madrid but simply had to be included.
Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois make the Red Devils a genuine contender to go all the way for the first time in their history.