Euro 2020: Ben White called up as replacement for Trent Alexander-Arnold in England squad

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Brighton defender Ben White has been called up to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold in England’s Euro 2020 squad.

The 23-year-old made his debut in last week’s 1-0 friendly win over Austria, the game in which Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold injured his thigh.

Central defender White started alongside Tyrone Mings in Sunday’s victory against Romania.

Gareth Southgate’s squad face Croatia at Wembley Stadium in their Group D opener on Sunday.

The England manager took his time to decide which of his standby players would come in for Liverpool full-back Alexander-Arnold, with Everton defender Ben Godfrey and Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse other options, both of whom started the Romania game.

Jesse Lingard and Ollie Watkins were also on the standby list.

White had never been involved in an England squad at any level before his recent call-up to the senior side.

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