The three England players who could benefit from Euro 2024 squads being extended from 23 to 26

Ivan Toney in action for Brentford against Nottingham Forest in April 2023.
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It's soon to be official: UEFA have finally decided, mere weeks before the start of the tournament, to up the number of players in each squad at Euro 2024 from 23 to 26.

Quite why the number was altered so close to the Euros, given that nothing has really changed since they decided to limit it to 23, seems a little bit odd. True, managers have been pushing for a change recently – presumably because they've started to dread having difficult conversations with players about leaving them at home – but such a situation was hardly unforeseeable.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.