Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling deserve UEFA team of Euros 2020 accolade - Yorkshire Post says

The Three Lions gave the country an unforgettable summer of football, so it is little surprise that names from the squad have appeared in the Euro 2020 team of tournament.

Harry Maguire. Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

Yorkshire’s own Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker have been named in what is essentially a round-up of the best 11 players, along with Raheem Sterling.

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The triumphant Azzurri have five players in UEFA’s list and Gareth Southgate’s three men are joined by one each from Belgium, Denmark and Spain. England suffered a penalty shoot-out loss to Italy at the final in Wembley on Sunday, but comfort can be taken from the fact that it is the closest they have come to winning a major tournament since 1966.

Much had been said during the competition about the laudable efforts of the players off the pitch – strengthened by their dignified reactions to appalling racist abuse after Sunday’s loss – but this latest accolade should be another remind us all just how good they were on it.