England step up preparations for Euro 2020 on Wednesday evening as they face Austria in the first of two warm-up friendlies of the tournament.
Gareth Southgate announced his official 26-man roster on Tuesday, after revealing a comprehensive 33-man preliminary list last week, delaying his official decision for seven days amid a number of injury concerns and with Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United all in Europe final.
Middlesbrough training camp kicked off this weekend and England now need to get up to speed quickly, with their championship opener against Croatia on June 13, less than two weeks away.
Southgate will have a good chance to look to his side for the all-important opener, with another friendly against Romania on Sunday.
With England’s first warm-up match fast approaching, Sports post takes you through the most important information.
Gareth Southgate (left) and Harry Kane (right) prepare for the upcoming tournament
The England team trained in Middlesbrough ahead of Wednesday’s game woensdag
When is England vs Austria?
England’s opening game against Austria will be played on Wednesday, June 2.
The match will start at 8pm BST and will be held at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough.
England’s final warm-up game against Romania on Sunday will also take place at Riverside Stadium, albeit at 5 p.m.
How to see England in action
England vs Australia will be broadcast live on ITV 1, with coverage from 7.30pm.
UK viewers can also stream the match free online through the ITV Hub.
Sportsmail will also have a live blog so you can keep up to date with us.
Neither Mason Greenwood (left) or Jesse Lingard (right) will be in the Euro roster this summer
It’s only a friendly match, of course, but England’s game against Austria will give the clearest indication of formation so far and Southgate players will be next on June 13.
Southgate has now officially cut its squad from 33 to 26, with Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Ben Godfrey, James Ward-Prowse, Ollie Watkins and Mason Greenwood missing out on the players, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Bukayo Saka made the cut.
While Jordan Henderson, Harry Maguire and Kalvin Phillips have all been named in the roster, they may not be fit enough to appear on Wednesday.
As for Austria, former West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic will miss, after suffering a thigh injury while playing for Shanghai Port in May.
Captain Julian Baumgartlinger is expected to be fit, but both Karim Onisiwo and Stefan Ilsanker are questioned.
goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton).
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham).
forward: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Man City).
goalkeepers: Daniel Bachmann, Pavao Pervan, Alexander Schlager
Defenders: David Alaba, Aleksandar Dragovic, Marco Friedl, Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Lainer, Philipp Lienhart, Phillipp Mwene, Stefan Posch, Christopher Trimmel, Andreas Ulmer
MidfieldersHusein Balic, Julian Baumgartlinger, Christoph Baumgartner, Florian Grillitsch, Stefan Ilsanker, Konrad Laimer, Valentino Lazaro, Marcel Sabitzer, Louis Schaub, Xaver Schlager, Alessandro Schopf
forward: Marko Arnautovic, Michael Gregoritsch, Sasa Kalajdzic, Karim Onisiwo
England vs Austria: the odds
With England favorites to win the European Championships, it’s no surprise that they are expected to beat Austria on Wednesday.
The Three Lions are favored on 4/11 to triumph, while Austria is the underdog on 1/1. Meanwhile, there is a draw at 7/2.
* Opportunities according to Betfair and correct at the time of publication.