'As simple as that' - Gareth Southgate explains Marcus Rashford and Jordan Henderson Euro 2024 snubs

England boss Gareth Southgate ahead of Euro 2024 in Germany
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England manager Gareth Southgate called his Euro 2024 squad selection the most “complicated” he has ever faced, and explained his decision to leave out some big names.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford and Ajax midfielder Jordan Henderson and were among the players to be left out of the 33-man provisional squad named on Tuesday.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.