Hodgson will use the games against Turkey and Australia to assess the squad ahead of submitting an official 23-man list to UEFA on 31 May, prior to the clash with Portugal at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.
Key pre-EURO 2016 dates
Wednesday 18 May: Squad links up
Sunday 22 May: England v Turkey
Friday 27 May: England v Australia
Thursday 2 June: England v Portugal
Monday 6 June: Squad departs for France
Included in the initial 26-man squad is Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford. The 18-year-old has impressed in his debut season for his club side, scoring seven goals in 16 games.
Jack Wilshere returns having recovered from injury in time to feature for Arsenal before the season’s conclusion, while Andros Townsend’s good form for Newcastle United has earned a recall. There is also a place for Jordan Henderson, who returned to action after injury in Liverpool’s game against West Bromwich Albion yesterday.
The bulk of the squad will report to St. George’s Park on Wednesday 18 May, though players from Manchester United and Liverpool will report later due to their respective involvement in the Emirates FA Cup and UEFA Europa League finals.
The Three Lions face Turkey at the Manchester City Stadium on Sunday 22 May before heading to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light, where they take on Australia on Friday 27 May.
Hodgson will then submit his final 23-man squad to UEFA, ahead of the final pre-tournament friendly against Portugal at Wembley on Thursday 2 June.
Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton
Defenders: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere
Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy
Tickets are still available for England's three pre-EURO 2016 friendlies, starting at just £20 for adults and £10 for under-16s – book online at TheFA.com/Tickets now!