The REAL reason England are playing Bosnia and Iceland this week

Gareth Southgate, Manager of England men's senior team, looks on during a training session at Rockliffe Park on May 30, 2024 in Darlington, England.
England are in action in two friendlies this week (Image credit: Eddie Keogh - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

England’s preparations for Euro 2024 go up a notch this week when they take on Bosnia & Herzegovina and Iceland in the two warm-up matches. 

The two games will give Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate a final chance to run the rule over his provisional 33-man squad as he prepares to make the final cuts before submitting his 26-man tournament selection

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Joe Mewis

For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include times on Leeds United and the England national team.