EURO 2020 could be a record-breaking one for Brighton in terms of the most players representing them at a major tournament, despite Ben White and Andi Zeqiri not being picked for England and Switzerland respectively.

The Seagulls will have four players representing their countries in Leandro Trossard (Belgium), Joel Veltman (Netherlands), Jakub Moder (Poland), and Robert Sanchez (Spain).

However, that does all hinge on whether Sanchez plays for Spain as although he was called up in the international break in March, he is yet to win his first cap.

That tally could have been as high as six had Zeqiri and White made the cut for the final 26-man squads for Switzerland and England.

Both of them were named in the provisional squads by managers Vladimir Petkovic and Gareth Southgate.

However, they lost out to slightly more experienced options in their positions.

But with White (23) and Zeqiri (21) both being in their early 20’s there is a bright future ahead for them and always the chance of featuring in next year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Before Euro 2020, the most players the Seagulls have had represent them in a major tournament previously, is three which came on a couple of occasions in the World Cup in 2018 and the African Cup of Nations in 2019.

In the World Cup in 2018, Albion had Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Iran), Maty Ryan (Australia), and Leon Balogun (Nigeria)involved.

They also had three players in the African Cup of Nations in 2019, with Gaetan Bong (Cameroon), Leon Balogun (Nigeria), and Percy Tau (South Africa).

Albion fans might see some of the quartet of players representing their countries at the Euros go quite far in the tournament.

Trossard is part of a star-studded Belgium squad, which features Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, and Eden Hazard.

The Red Devils are third favourites to win the competition at 6/1 with only England (5/1) and France (9/2) being more well backed to lift the trophy.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United striker Lukaku is also being tipped to win the golden boot at the Euros after an impressive season for Inter Milan.

The 28-year-old scored 30 goals in all competitions for Inter as they won the Serie A title.

He also has an impressive record for his country as in the 91 caps he has won, Lukaku has scored 59 goals.

When you look at the other teams in Belgium’s group, Denmark, Finland, and Russia, you can see why they are the overwhelming favourites to win the group and get through to the latter stages of the tournament.

Sanchez could also end up going a long way with Spain in the first major tournament of his senior career.

They are priced at 8/1 to win the tournament and with Sweden, Poland and Slovakia in their group they are among the favourites to progress into the knockout stages.

Veltman and the Netherlands can never be ruled out of doing well at a major tournament.

But they will be hoping to get back their best after a tough five years which saw them miss out on qualifying for both Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

However, they will be without one of their best defenders in Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk.

Manager Frank De Boer was then dealt a further blow yesterday as he had to tell Valencia keeper Jasper Cillessen that he would not be included in the squad after testing positive for coronavirus last week.

De Boer said: “I informed Jasper of my decision this morning (Tuesday).

“Let me start by saying that I found it incredibly unpleasant for Jasper.

“But I had to make the decision. It was well known that he has tested positive for corona and missed an important part of our preparations.

“We don’t know how long it will take until he is 100% fit again.

“But I don’t want to take any chances in that regard.

“We are on the eve of a European Championship and I want certainty.”

AZ Alkmaar’s Marco Bizot, who was named in the provisional 34-man squad as the fourth goalkeeper, will take Cillessen’s place.

That does mean that former Seagulls keeper Tim Krul has seen his chances of being the No.1 for the tournament boosted.

The 33-year-old has started in the Netherlands last five matches.

Moder will go in the tournament with plenty of confidence having started seven of Albion’s last nine Premier League games of the season.

But Poland are outsiders, with odds of 11/2 to win their group.

That is not surprising given that they have been drawn in the same group as Spain, Sweden, and Slovakia.

But the Polish squad does have plenty of quality within it in including star striker Robert Lewandowski.

The 32-year-old has been in fine form this season for Bayern Munich scoring 48 goals in just 40 games for the German giants.

He also has an impressive record for Poland having scored 66 goals in 118 caps for his country.

This year, Lewandowski has only played twice for Poland due to injury but has still managed to find the back of the net three times.

One thing is for sure, it could be an exciting summer ahead for Albion’s quartet.