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Ben White replaces Trent Alexander-Arnold in England’s squad for Euro 2020

England's Ben White, left, challenges for the ball with
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England’s Ben White, left, challenges for the ball with Romania’s Denis ALibec during the international friendly soccer match between England and Romania in Middlesbrough, England, Sunday, June 6

Ben White has been called into England’s squad for the European Championship to replace the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The 23-year-old Brighton defender made his England debut after coming off the bench in a 1-0 win over Austria last Wednesday. He started alongside Tyrone Mings in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Romania in England’s last warm-up before the tournament.

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Everton defender Ben Godfrey and Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse were other options to replace Alexander-Arnold in the 26-man squad after being part of Gareth Southgate’s larger group.

England’s first game at the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament is on Sunday against Croatia.

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