UEFA Euro 2020: The star-studded XI who will miss out on the tournament

The UEFA Euro 2020 will take place from June 13 after the end of a gruelling domestic football season. Here's a look at players who will miss the tournament.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a file photo. (Image credit: Twitter)
By Shayne Dias | May 31, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The UEFA Euro 2020 will take place from June 13 after the end of a gruelling domestic football season. The COVID-19 related delay to the 2019-20 season saw the gap between seasons reduced considerably. As such, players will be going into the tournament suffering from at least a certain degree of fatigue. That’s not even counting the players who won’t be boarding the flights to their national team camps. The knock-on effect of a cramped schedule this season is the unavailability of a number of key players for certain sides. As such, this year’s tournament is set to be much less star-studded.

But it isn’t just injuries that have led to stars missing out. Some have seen a nose dive in form, while others have done well but don’t find themselves in the scheme of things.

With that in mind, let’s look at a star-studded playing XI who will be missing the UEFA Euro 2020

Euro 2020 Marc Andre ter Stegen in a file photo. (Image: Twitter)
Goalkeeper: Marc Andre ter Stegen. The German will be unavailable due to a knee injury that requires surgery, (Image: Twitter)
Euro 2020 Ricardo Pereira
Right-back: Ricardo Pereira. He has struggled with fitness issues this season. But despite regaining fitness recently, he missed out on Portugal’s UEFA 2020 squad.
Euro 2020 Sergio Ramos in a file photo; Credit: Twitter
Centre-back: Sergio Ramos. The biggest omission from the Spain squad is the Real and national team skipper. He missed out due to a lack of game time brought on by injuries, (Credit: Twitter)
Virgil van Dijk in action for the Netherlands; Credit: Virgil van Dijk Twitter
Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch defender has been out of action since October and will be unavailable for his country in the Euros. (Credit: Virgil van Dijk Twitter)
Euro 2020 Sergio Reguilon
Left-back: Sergio Reguilon. The Spurs defender was one of their better players this year and will consider himself unlucky to miss out. (Image: Twitter)
Euro 2020 Kevin Strootman
Midfiedler: Kevin Strootman. The once-promising midfielder has been in good knick for Genoa this season. However, he won’t be part of Netherlands’ squad. (Image: Twitter)
Eric Dier
Midfielder: Eric Dier. The man who scored the winning penalty in England’s winning shootout in the 2018 World Cup won’t be donning the whites this year, largely due to poor form at club level. (Image: Twitter)
Steven Bergwijn
Right-winger: Steven Bergwijn. The Dutch winger hasn’t featured enough for Spurs and that has been the main issue. He’s looked fine when he’s played but limited action isn’t enough. (Image: Twitter)
James Maddison
Attacking midfielder: James Maddison. The Englishman was in fine touch for Leicester but competition for his spot is high in the England set-up. (Image: Twitter)
Marco Reus
Left-winger: Marco Reus. The German opted out of selection due to an exhausting season. (Image: Twitter)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The veteran Swede came out of international retirement but picked up an injury that ended his season prematurely. (Image: Twitter)

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