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England announce 23-man World Cup squad

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  • May 16, 2018
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'A squad with lots of energy' - Southgate

Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope.

 

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Fabian Delph, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ashley Young.

 

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

 

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck.

 

Stand-by: Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livemore and Adam Lallana.

 

 

England manager Gareth Southgate on his England squad:

 

“I believe this is a squad which we can be excited about,“ he said.

 

“It is a young group, but with some really important senior players so I feel the balance of the squad is good, both in terms of its experience, its character and also the positional balance.

 

“We have a lot of energy and athleticism in the team, but players that are equally comfortable in possession of the ball and I think people can see the style of play we’ve been looking to develop.

 

“The selection process has been over months really, it’s not just been the last few weeks. We feel the team are improving and we want to continue that momentum."

 

Who misses out...

So, who is missing out from this squad and the stand-by list? Here are those who may have thought they had a chance or had been called up recently.

 

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart.

 

Defenders: Alfie Mawson (injured), Jamaal Lascelles, Michael Keane, Chris Smalling, Ryan Bertrand, Luke Shaw, Joe Gomez (injured).

 

Midfielders: Jonjo Shelvey, Michail Antonio, Jack Wilshere, Ryan Sessegnon, Jack Cork.

 

Forwards: Theo Walcott, Tammy Abraham.

 

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