England to delay announcement of Euro 2016 squad until Monday

Roy 'wibble wobble' Hodgson gives orders during an England training session on March 22, 2016
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England manager Roy Hodgson announces that he will delay announcing his Euro 2016 squad until Monday.

England manager Roy Hodgson has opted to delay announcing his squad for the European Championships until next Monday.

The 68-year-old was due to name the 23 players selected for the tournament this Thursday, but has decided to wait until the conclusion of the Premier League season.

A statement from the Football Association read: "Following a meeting at the FA with his coaching staff this afternoon, the Three Lions boss decided to switch his announcement from this Thursday in order to better assess players' fitness after the final games of the Premier League season."

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is expected to miss out on a spot as he is reportedly facing a five-month layoff with a knee injury after getting injured in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

Welbeck's Arsenal teammate Jack Wilshere, though, is vying for a place after he recently returned to action following an eight-month spell on the sidelines with a broken leg.

The Three Lions will play Turkey, Australia and Portugal in international friendlies before their opening Euro 2016 group game against Russia on June 11.

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck sits on the floor injured on May 8, 2016
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