Gareth Southgate says England’s situation is “more complicated than any other country” after announcing a 33-man provisional squad for Euro 2020.
The England manager must name a 26-man squad by 1 June.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea play European finals this week.
“There are 12 players still to play so we’re always going to need additional players and added to that we have some injuries at different stages, that we have very little info about,” he said.
“We felt more time will help us make better decisions.
“Our preference was to name the 26, but we have not got an ideal hand of cards – a lot of unknowns. Info and evidence are very important and we will have a lot more in the next seven days.”
More to follow.