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Four Telegraph writers predict England's XI for Euro 2020

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Football isn’t coming home this summer but that was never the FA’s plan anyway.

They’ve made it no secret that they’re targeting the 2022 World Cup as the best chance to end years and years of hurt.

However, after reaching the semi-final in Russia, it seems those plans for the 2022 World Cup may be brought forward.

Ok, the FA would rather football came home in the form of a World Cup but the 2020 European Championships now represents a really good opportunity for the Three Lions - especially when the semi-final and final will be held at Wembley.

But what will Gareth Southgate’s side look like in just two years time?

There might not be too many changes but two years in a long time in football.

Who’d have thought Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire and Kieran Tripper would be England’s three best performers in the World Cup two years ago?

Despite it being incredibly difficult to predict, the Telegraph have asked their four most senior writers to name their England XI for the tournament that will be held all around Europe.

And here is what they came up with:

Sam Wallace (3-3-2-2)
Pickford
Walker, Stones, Maguire
Trippier, Henderson, Sessegnon 
Lingard, Dele Alli
Sterling, Kane

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Paul Hayward (3-5-2)
Pickford
Walker, Stones, Maguire
Trippier, Winks, Henderson, Dele Alli, Maitland-Niles
Sterling, Kane

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Matt Law (3-4-3)
Pickford
Gomez, Stones, Maguire
Trippier, Loftus-Cheek, Henderson, Sessegnon
Sterling, Kane, Dele Alli

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Jason Burt (4-2-3-1)
Pickford
Alexander-Arnold, Stones, Maguire, Sessegnon
Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah
Dele Alli, Foden, Sancho
Kane

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All four teams look really exciting, in fairness.

However, there are just four players that are constant in all four teams (Pickford, Stones, Alli and Kane).

Meanwhile, Fulham's Sessegnon makes an appearance in three of the teams after the 18-year-old helped his side get promoted to the Premier League last season.

But whoever makes Southgate's XI come Euro 2020, everyone will be hoping England can reach the last-four at least once again. 

Bookmakers currently have England as fifth favourites for glory, behind France, Germany, Spain and Belgium.

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Topics:
Football
Gareth Southgate
Harry Maguire
Jordan Pickford
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
John Stones
Russia Football
Dele Alli
Raheem Sterling
England Football
World Cup
Kieran Trippier
Kyle Walker
Jordan Henderson

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