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Euro 2020 injured XI with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sergio Ramos all out


SOME of Europe’s best players are set to miss out on Euro 2020 through injury.

And SunSport has collated the best XI crocked players set to watch the tournament from home.

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Some of Europe’s best players will miss the Euros through injury

Ahead of Europe’s flagship international tournament, we also put together the best XI players to miss out for any reason.

And the best players to miss out on England’s original 33-man group.

But here are the XI crocked heroes fans will not be able to see in the coming weeks.

MARC ANDRE TER STEGEN

The Barcelona star needs to have a procedure on his knee. As a result the Germans will just have to make do with Manuel Neuer and Bernd Leno so they should be ok.

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD

Liverpool’s star right-back hurt his thigh in one of England’s pre-tournament friendlies against Austria.

He limped off the pitch leaving Gareth Southgate with just the three world-class full-backs to pick from in his position – Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and Reece James.

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SERGIO RAMOS

For the first time in history there will be no Real Madrid players in the Spain squad.

Ramos is captain of both teams and has been left out of his country’s squad for the Euros.

He missed several games for Los Blancos through injury towards the end of the season which is why he was left out. Manchester City star Aymeric Laporte has been called up in his place.

VIRGIL VAN DIJK

The Liverpool star has been out injured for most of the season after Jordan Pickford crocked him in the Merseyside derby in October.

His knee ligament injury has not cleared up in time meaning Holland’s captain will miss out.

Having failed to qualify for Euro 2016 and the last World Cup, Van Dijk is yet to represent the Dutch at a major tournament.

FERLAND MENDY

Another Real Madrid star who won’t feature at the Euros.

He was struck down with tibial periostitis (severe shin splints) last month and has not been included in France’s squad as a result.

The best XI stars to miss out on Euro 2020
This could be the best XI players to miss out on the Euros

DOMINIK SZOBOSZLAI

The 20-year-old is widely regarded as Hungary’s best player for decades.

But the RB Leipzig star will not be able to showcase his talents on the big stage as he has failed to recover from a groin injury picked up earlier in the season.

SERGIO BUSQUETS

The Barcelona midfielder was the first Spain player to be struck down with Covid-19.

Leeds ace Diego Llorente followed on soon after and, having both gone into periods of isolation, they could miss the tournament completely if they don’t return negative results while Spain are still involved.

NICOLO ZANIOLO

The Italian midfielder ruptured his cruciate ligament playing for Roma in September.

He was hoping to recover in time but after a couple of minor setbacks the 21-year-old will have to wait until Qatar 2022 to represent his nation at a major tournament.

Is this the best XI players not to make Gareth Southgate's England squad?
Is this the best XI players not to make Gareth Southgate’s initial England squad?

MASON GREENWOOD

Manchester United’s attacking ace was far from guaranteed a spot in Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man squad.

But the decision was taken out the Three Lions boss’ hands when the 19-year-old pulled out due to an underlying injury.

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC

Having made a remarkable comeback to the international stage aged 39, the AC Milan star will miss out on Sweden’s Euros campaign with a knee injury.

The icon has scored 62 goals in 118 Sweden games and was welcomed back into the fold earlier this season after a five-year break but will miss what would surely have been his last opportunity at a major tournament.

ANSU FATI

Barcelona’s promising winger has been suffering for most of the season with the knee injury he picked up in November.

He has had three operations since but the 18-year-old will not be getting any minutes for Spain.

But the promising teenager has time on his side so expect to see him turning out for La Roja at Qatar 2022 if fitness allows.

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