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Thursday 07 June 2012

Premier League players in Euro 2012 squads

A look at which players from England's top-flight clubs are going to Euro 2012

Fernando Torres, Samir Nasri, Steven Gerrard, Robin van Persie and Nani will be at the Euros

The European Championship gets under way on Friday June 8th, with the 14th edition of the tournament taking place in Poland and Ukraine.

The 16-team competition sees many players from the Barclays Premier League taking part; indeed, in 2008, winners Spain had five from the English top flight - Liverpool's Pepe Reina, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres and Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas.

This time around there are 70 Premier League stars aiming for glory in eastern Europe from 14 of the 16 participating countries, with only Greece and co-hosts Ukraine not represented.

Here are the Premier League players involved in the tournament:

ARSENAL

Czech Republic: Tomas Rosicky
Denmark: Nicklas Bendtner
England: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott
France: Laurent Koscielny
Germany: Per Mertesacker
Netherlands: Robin van Perise
Poland: Wojciech Szczesny

ASTON VILLA

Republic of Ireland: Richard Dunne, Shay Given

CHELSEA

Czech Republic: Petr Cech
England: Ashley Cole, John Terry
France: Florent Malouda
Portugal: Raul Meireles
Spain: Juan Mata, Fernando Torres

EVERTON

Croatia: Nikica Jelavic
England: Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka
Netherlands: John Heitinga
Republic of Ireland: Darron Gibson

FULHAM

Republic of Ireland: Damien Duff, Stephen Kelly
Russia: Pavel Pogrebnyak

LIVERPOOL

Denmark: Daniel Agger
England: Glen Johnson, Stewart Downing, Steven Gerrard, Andy Carroll, Martin Kelly, Jordan Henderson
Netherlands: Dirk Kuyt
Spain: Pepe Reina

MANCHESTER CITY

England: Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, James Milner
France: Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri
Italy: Mario Balotelli
Netherlands: Nigel de Jong
Spain: David Silva

MANCHESTER UNITED

Denmark: Anders Lindegaard
England: Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck
France: Patrice Evra
Portugal: Nani

NEWCASTLE UNITED

France: Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye
Netherlands: Tim Krul

NORWICH CITY

None

QUEENS PARK RANGERS

None

READING

None

SOUTHAMPTON

None

STOKE CITY

Republic of Ireland: Jonathan Walters, Glenn Whelan

SUNDERLAND

Republic of Ireland: James McClean, John O'Shea, Keiren Westwood
Sweden: Sebastian Larsson

SWANSEA CITY

Netherlands: Michel Vorm

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Croatia: Vedran Corluka, Niko Kranjcar, Luka Modric
England: Scott Parker, Jermain Defoe
Netherlands: Rafael van der Vaart

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Republic of Ireland: Keith Andrews, Simon Cox, Shane Long
Sweden: Jonas Olsson

WEST HAM UNITED

England: Robert Green

WIGAN ATHLETIC

None

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Key Points

  • European Championship takes place in Poland and Ukraine this summer
  • Seventy Barclays Premier League players will take part
  • Fourteen countries name Premier League players in their Euro 2012 squad
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