Maguire Heartbroken Over Missing Euro 2024 Opportunity

Harry Maguire won’t be hitting the field for England at Euro 2024, having confirmed his absence due to injury.

Initially part of Gareth Southgate’s preliminary squad of 33, Maguire joined James Maddison and Curtis Jones in departing the team ahead of a friendly clash with Iceland at Wembley.

Since sustaining a calf injury in April, the 31-year-old defender had not seen game action, despite hopes for a pre-tournament recovery. He had played a pivotal role in Southgate’s past lineups.

Thursday saw Maguire training solo. Soon after, it emerged he hadn’t made the cut—a fact he later verified personally.

On X, Maguire expressed his heartbreak: “I am devastated not to have been selected for the Euros this summer.”

“Despite all efforts, my calf injury persists. Perhaps I overdid the prep. Simply put, I am utterly gutted.”

“Donning the England jersey is the ultimate accolade for me. It’s everything. While I can’t contribute on the pitch, I’ll cheer from the stands. Go snatch that trophy, boys.”

“Looking forward, I’ll reconnect with Manchester United’s medical staff to gear up for the upcoming season,” he added.

Whispers also hinted at Jack Grealish’s exclusion from the squad.

Though relegated to the bench during Monday’s friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Grealish shone brightly after subbing in, setting up Trent Alexander-Arnold’s tally.

However, his recent performances have dipped, netting a mere three goals across 36 matches in all contests last season.

James Trafford, Jarell Quansah, and Jarrad Branthwaite might also find themselves sidelined from the 26-man squad.

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