Southgate, which was due to nominate its 26 players for the tournament today, will instead provide the final selection by June 1, UEFA’s deadline for official team submissions.
The provisional team is:
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (loups), Ben Godfrey (Everton), 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), Ben White (Brighton)
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (West Ham), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Attackers: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)
It’s a first call for White, Godfrey and Ramsdale, as Manchester United teenager Greenwood has been called up for the first time since being sent home for a breakup. COVID reigns after his debut in Iceland in September.
Maguire, Henderson and Phillips, all of whom are injured, are also included.
Because of Coronavirus pandemic, UEFA has changed its rules to allow nations to change their squad at any time up to their first match in the tournament.
For England it’s June 13 against Croatia – giving Southgate another 12 days to make changes.
The tournament itself, which was scheduled to be played last summer, has been delayed for 12 months due to the outbreak.
England will play all three of their group matches at Wembley, their first home game in the tournament final since Euro 1996.
If successful, they could also play two of the three knockout matches there ahead of the final, also at Wembley on July 11.
The story is against the Three Lions, however, as they have never won the European Championships and the team’s best result has been losing semi-finalists 25 years ago.