Leak of England's Euro 2016 squad was a hoax

Luke Shaw not fit to play at Euro 2016
Luke Shaw not fit to play at Euro 2016

The Football Association have moved to dismiss suggestions that England's Euro 2016 squad was leaked on Monday, dismissing the list of names that appeared on Twitter as a hoax.

A screenshot appeared on Twitter purporting to be a press release naming Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad three days prior to the official announcement.

However, sources understands the Football Association regards the post as a hoax and declined to make a formal response, though that did not stop fans having their say.

The appearance of Man Utd's Luke Shaw, absent for the last six months with a broken leg, and Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, who has played only twice this season, proved particularly provocative - as did the relegation of Tottenham pair Kyle Walker and Danny Rose to the standby list.

But a closer inspection of the text suggested it should be taken with a large pinch of salt.

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne's first name was mis-spelled 'Nathanial' and the name venue for this month's friendly against Turkey was incorrectly branded as the 'City of Manchester Stadium' as opposed to the official moniker for the night - the Manchester City Stadium.

Hodgson will reveal his selections at Wembley Stadium on Thursday afternoon.