England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Nine ex-Sunderland players who will be at Euro 2020

Euro 2020 gets under way this week – and there is lots to look forward to ahead of the tournament.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 9:45 am

Italy and Turkey will play the first match of the competition on Friday, June 11, as 24 teams prepare for their opening fixtures.

England's opening match will come against Croatia at Wembley on Sunday, June 13, while home nations Scotland and Wales will also be involved.

Six groups of four teams will be cut down to a knockout draw of 16 teams, leading up to the final, also at Wembley, on Sunday, June 11.

While none of Sunderland’s players will be representing their countries at this year’s tournament, there are several former Black Cats players who have been called up.

Some of the names may surprise you, after leaving the Stadium of Light at different stages of their careers.

Here are nine former Sunderland players who will be at the tournament this summer.

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