Roy Hodgson will name a provisional England squad next Wednesday, the 16th May.

Team selections have to be submitted to UEFA by May 29th, but Hodgson is getting in early with his initial choices, and will make a decision three days out from the Champions League final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich, and four days after he manages West Brom for the last time.

England face Norway in Olso on May 26th before the selections are due to be finalised and submitted to UEFA, giving Hodgson the ability to make any last minute changes to the group should they have any problems in the lead-up.

Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson is planning on making his England selections next Wednesday. Reuters

After the selections are finalised, the side will play Belgium in a friendly at Wembley on June 2nd, before facing France, Sweden and Ukraine in the group stages of the tournament.

For Hodgson, the tournament will be a particularly tough test, with the former Fulham manager only having been in the post for just over a week after the FA decided on a replacement for the departed Fabio Capello.

And with a great deal of discussion surrounding who will be made captain, along with whether the likes of Rio Ferdinand and John Terry will be selected for the England line-up, Hodgson has a big few months ahead of him as his performance under pressure is well and truly tested.