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Euro 2024: Newcastle United’s possible representatives

UEFA Euro 2024 will start in 36 days and Newcastle United are sure to have some representation in the tournament.

The opening game between hosts Germany and Scotland will take place in Munich, at 21:00 local time.

Germany will host their first Euro tournament since reunification- West Germany staged the finals in 1988.

Let’s take a look at which of Newcastle’s players may appear in Germany:

Defender Sven Botman and midfielder Sandro will miss the tournament through injury and suspension. Whilst Swedish pair  Emil Krafth and Alexsander Isak didn’t qualify.

Nick Pope: England

The 32-year-old goalkeeper has missed five months of the season due to a shoulder injury he suffered against Manchester United in December. Despite this he remains a likely understudy for Jordan Pickford, who is expected to be manager Gareth Southgate’s first choice. Pope has made 10 England appearances and was named in the previous two World Cup squads but missed Euro 2020 with an injury.

Anthony Gordon: England

Gordon made his England debut in March, against Brazil, in a friendly match at Wembley Stadium. He has tallied 10 goals and 10 assists for Newcastle this season which has made him one of the most in-form players in the league. The winger can play across a front three and won the U21 Euros last summer. He was also named player of the tournament.

Callum Wilson: England

The striker has started nine premier league games this season and has scored nine goals. Wilson was named in the World Cup squad in 2022 and has scored two goal in nine England appearances. But with Bayern’s Harry Kane expected to lead the line, the return of Brentford’s Ivan Toney from suspension and the form Villa frontman of Ollie Watkins, a call up for Wilson is unlikely.

Kieran Trippier: England

If he is fit it is almost certain that Kieran Trippier will be on the plane to Germany. The right back has made 46 appearances for England and has scored once. He has played at right back and left back for England and started the Euro 2020 final against Italy, assisting Luke Shaw for his goal. His set-piece ability is also impressive which is another thing that Gareth Southgate will consider.

Martin Dubravka: Slovakia

The Slovakian shot stopper has found himself playing more games than expected this season due to first choice goalkeeper Nick Pope’s injury. He has played 42 times for his national side however and started Slovakia’s three games at Euro 2020. Dubravka started nine of the ten qualifying matches and another call up is likely.

Fabian Schar: Switzerland

The 32-year-old is a regular at the heart of Switzerland’s defence. He has made 80 appearances since 2013 and has netted eight times, something which he does more than others in his position for club and country. If he returns from injury in time for the tournament he is sure to be there