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Euro 2020 Teams To Have Larger Squads Due To COVID

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Each country playing at Euro 2020 this summer will be allowed a squad of 26 and will be able to replace players who test positive for Covid-19 up until their first match.

UEFA has confirmed the increase in squad numbers from the usual 23 players to 26 in light of the tournament being played in extraordinary circumstances amid the pandemic.

The expanded squads will ease the situation if one or more players within the camp test positive for coronavirus and have to self-isolate during the finals, which begin on June 11.

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Billy Gilmour, David Turnbull and Nathan Patterson In Scotland Euro 2020 Squad

Steve Clarke has sprung a surprise by including uncapped trio Billy Gilmour, Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull in Scotland’s 26-man squad for Euro 2020.

Chelsea’s Gilmour, 19, Rangers’ Patterson, 19, and Celtic’s Turnbull, 21, are all under-21 internationals but have never previously been called-up.

Liam Cooper of Leeds United and Greg Taylor of Celtic, plus Hibernian’s Kevin Nisbet, are also included.

It will be Scotland’s first appearance at a major men’s tournament since 1998.

Clarke’s side face Czech Republic (14 June), England (18 June) and Croatia (22 June) in Group D, with the first and third games at Hampden in front of 12,000 spectators.

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Euro 2020 Draw: Winners And Losers

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The qualifying draw for Euro 2020 has been made and with any draw, some nations are much happier with their opponents than others.

The likes of Italy and England will be pleased with the draw but and Holland have been left cursing their luck.

Winners
Italy

After failing to qualify for World Cup, the Azzurri have been given a real chance of reaching this major tournament with Bosnia the only real threat in their group.

Manager Roberto Mancini was particularly happy to avoid Germany after his side were drawn in Group J, which also holds Finland, Greece, Armenia and Liechtenstein.