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25 brilliant players who won’t be playing at Euro 2024

Erling Haaland

Euro 2024 is peering over the horizon and the deadline has now passed for the competing nations to submit their final squads.

As such, we now know definitively which stars will be gracing Germany this summer and who won’t be.

Here are 25 of the best players who won’t feature at Euro 2024, whether that’s due to injury, lack of selection or their country not qualifying. And to make it spicier, the order is completely randomised.

Erling Haaland

Haaland is staying home / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Alright, the list for the most part is randomised, but we have to start with the biggest name who won’t be at Euro 2024, don’t we?

Norway are in the midst of their own ‘golden generation’ and it would be a travesty if Erling Haaland doesn’t feature at a major tournament during his international career – his country’s last appearance came at Euro 2000.

Reece James

James’ availability tends to be a concern / Copa/GettyImages

If it weren’t for Reece James‘ chronic injury problems, he would have accumulated far more than 16 England caps to date.

Would you believe he’s only been named in the final squad for one major tournament?

Alexander Isak

Who put the ball in the back of the net? / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Sweden have quite the array of attackers with Dejan Kulusevski, Viktor Gyokeres and Anthony Elanga all regulars, but Alexander Isak is the crown jewel.

How the hell did a team with such a dynamic forward line not qualify?

Mats Hummels

No place for Hummels / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

Mats Hummels’ heroic performances during Borussia Dortmund’s run to the Champions League final were probably enough to have earned him a spot in Germany’s squad, you’d have thought.

Julian Nagelsmann didn’t think so.

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It’s a no for Guerreiro / Marcel Engelbrecht – firo sportphoto/GettyImages

Usually a Portugal stalwart, Raphael Guerreiro’s injury-hit first season at Bayern Munich has seen him overlooked for the Selecao’s squad for Euro 2024.

Marcus Rashford

Rashford’s rejection came early / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

This time last year, Marcus Rashford had nailed down the left wing spot in England’s attack and the competition wasn’t particularly close.

12 months on, he couldn’t even make Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-player squad. Ouch.

Martin Odegaard

Odegaard has lived up to the hype at club level / Visionhaus/GettyImages

You’d think Norway’s formula of having Martin Odegaard feed Haaland would be more than enough to win them games.

Alas, it has not worked to great results thus far.

Thibaut Courtois

Courtois’ complicated season is over / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

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