Robson-Kanu left Wales squad for Euro 2020 but Colwill called

Hal Robson-Kanu at the European Championships this summer

He will not repeat his heroism after he is released. – with fellow Wales team Cardiff City young midfielder Rubin Col for this summer, the tournament will include a wildcard alongside captains Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen. Wales stepped up their preparations against world champion France in Nice on Wednesday, before hosting Albania in Cardiff on Saturday.

Robson-Kanu scored a sensational goal to help Wales beat Belgium and reached the semi-finals in Euro 2016 only after his international career was skipped over by interim manager Robert Page, who will lead the team in Ryan Giggs' continued absence. Robson-Kanu, who took his last call against Mexico in March, was sent home from the final international camp after violating the curfew at his team hotel and was not part of the Welsh training camp in Portugal last week. a 28 – male squad.

Tom Lawrence of Derby County and Rabbi Matondo of Schalke, who were also sent home in March, are among those involved in the final training camp but not detained for the delayed Euro 2020 campaign.

Allen, surviving calf and back knee injuries on international duty in March, along with Bale, Ramsey, Ben Davies, Chris Gunter, Jonny Williams, Wayne Hennessey and Danny Ward, are the eight survivors of the Chris Coleman team that exceeded all expectations in France five years ago. one of the people.

A calf injury has been plaguing Tottenham defender Davies since March but Page is optimistic bo and Allen will be available for their Group A opener against Switzerland on 12 June. Then on June 16, again in Baku, four days later at the Stadio Olimpico before leaving for Rome to take on Italy.

Quick guide

Wales Euro squad 2020


Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Stoke City), Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Gunter (Charlton Athletic), James Lawrence (St. Pauli), Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Ben Cabango (Swansea City), Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Neco Williams (Liverpool), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United), Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Matt Smith ( Manchester City), Joe Morrell (Luton Town), Joe Allen (Stoke City), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United), Jonny Williams (Cardiff City), Harry Wilson (Liverpool), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Daniel James (Manchester United) , Tyler Roberts (Leeds United), Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City), Kieffer Moore (Cardiff City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

While Bale was captained in Wales, Aaron Ramsey's attendance was a huge boost given the Juventus midfielder's start in just two of the country's past 26 matches. Cardiff striker Kieffer Moore is the only bona fide No 9 on the roster, but both Tyler Roberts and Harry Wilson can play as strikers, with the latter playing as a fake nine against Belgium in March.

Colwill, who turned 19 and launched his first Cardiff in April, is a surprise turnout. Youngsters Dylan Levitt, 20 and Matthew Smith, from Manchester United and City respectively, side Istra 1961 despite a loan playing time struggle in Croatia. Brennan Johnson of Nottingham Forest or Cardiff midfielder Will, who has been on loan at Lincoln this season There was no room for Vaulks. week for the player. Just days before they left Cardiff for the Algarve last week, he learned that Wales would be included in training camp.

“I'm pinching myself,” Colwill said at a press conference on Wednesday. “I remember the last Euro, watching it at home with my family 14. It's the pinnacle of a player's career, the international game. This is what you dreamed of doing as a kid. It would be incredible to do this in such an unexpected way for your [be called up] country. ”

Colwill was born in Neath near Swansea and attended the same secondary school Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera school as Ben Davies. “He was like that throughout school: 'This is Ben Davies and this is Ben Davies,'" Colwill said.

“She is definitely a role model as she has played at the high level she got from school. I was saying to all the teachers, 'Ben Davies was better than you at school'. I don't think I was as good at school as he was. But the pressure is lifted when someone else from school does it [become professional]. They're used to dealing with this sort of thing, and getting it before me has definitely helped a lot. ”

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