England vs Austria – Euro 2020 warm-up friendly: Everything to know

England take on Austria on Wednesday in the first of two warm-up friendlies before Euro 2020 finally gets underway: Everything to know ahead of kick-off

  • England play Austria on Wednesday as they gear up towards Euro 2020
  • It’s the first of two friendlies for England, who then play Romania on Sunday
  • Gareth Southgate announced his official 26-man squad on Tuesday
  • England kick-off their European Championships against Croatia on June 13 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

England ramp up their preparations for Euro 2020 on Wednesday night as they take on Austria in the first of two tournament warm-up friendlies. 

Gareth Southgate announced his official 26-man squad on Tuesday, having unveiled an extended 33-man provisional list last week, delaying his official decision by seven days due to a number of injury concerns and with Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United all in European finals. 

The training camp in Middlesbrough began over the weekend, and England must now quickly get up to speed, with their Championship opener against Croatia on June 13 less than two weeks away. 

Southgate will get a good chance to look at his squad ahead of the all-important opener, with another friendly against Romania on Sunday to follow. 

With England’s first warm-up match quickly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important information.  

Gareth Southgate (left) and Harry Kane (right) have been preparing for upcoming tournament

The England team have been training in Middlesbrough ahead of Wednesday’s game

England’s opening warm-up match against Austria will be played on Wednesday, June 2. 

The match will start at 8pm BST and will be held at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. 

England’s final warm-up match against Romania on Sunday will also take place at the Riverside Stadium, though at 5pm.  

How to watch England in action

England vs Australia will be broadcast live on ITV 1, with coverage starting at 7.30pm. 

UK viewers will also be able to stream the match online for free via the ITV Hub. 

Sportsmail will also be running a live blog, so you can keep up-to-date with us.

Team news


Neither Mason Greenwood (left) or Jesse Lingard (right) will be in the Euro squad this summer

Of course, it’s just a friendly, but England’s fixture against Austria will provide the clearest indication to date as to the formation and players Southgate will turn to come June 13. 

Southgate has now officially reduced his squad from 33 to 26, with Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Ben Godfrey, James Ward-Prowse, Ollie Watkins and Mason Greenwood the players missing out, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Bukayo Saka made the cut.   

However, while Jordan Henderson, Harry Maguire and Kalvin Phillips have all been named in the squad, they may not be fit enough to feature on Wednesday.   

As for Austria, former West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic will miss out, having suffered a thigh injury while playing for Shanghai Port in May.

Captain Julian Baumgartlinger is expected to be fit, but there are question marks over both Karim Onisiwo and Stefan Ilsanker.

England squad  

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton).

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham).

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Man City).

Austria squad

Goalkeepers: Daniel Bachmann, Pavao Pervan, Alexander Schlager

Defenders: David Alaba, Aleksandar Dragovic, Marco Friedl, Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Lainer, Philipp Lienhart, Phillipp Mwene, Stefan Posch, Christopher Trimmel, Andreas Ulmer

Midfielders: Husein Balic, Julian Baumgartlinger, Christoph Baumgartner, Florian Grillitsch, Stefan Ilsanker, Konrad Laimer, Valentino Lazaro, Marcel Sabitzer, Louis Schaub, Xaver Schlager, Alessandro Schopf

Forwards: Marko Arnautovic, Michael Gregoritsch, Sasa Kalajdzic, Karim Onisiwo 

England vs Austria: The odds 

With England coming in as the favourites to win the European Championships, it comes as no surprise that they are expected to beat Austria on Wednesday. 

The Three Lions are favoured at 4/11 to prevail, while Austria are the underdogs at 7/1. Meanwhile, a draw is at 7/2.  

*Odds as per Betfair and correct at the time of publication.  




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