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England Announce 23-Man World Cup Squad

England Announce 23-Man 2018 FIFA World Cup Squad

By David Kappel - May 16, 2018 03:13 PM @kappilinho

England coach Gareth Southgate has announced his 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but snubbed seven players, including the Three Lions' longstanding first-choice goalkeeper.

Click through the gallery above to see seven players who were snubbed for England's World Cup squad.

The 1966 World Cup champions have been drawn in Group G alongside Panama, Tunisia and Belgium, and will start their preparations for Russia with a friendly against Nigeria on 2 June, before facing Costa Rica on 7 June.

Southgate, who has been in charge of England since September 2016, had a few tough calls to make and opted against selecting Hart, who was the country's first-choice goalkeeper in their past three international tournaments.

Instead, Southgate called up Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope as his three goalkeepers for the showpiece in Russia.

Here is England's squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Jack Butland

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

The following players are on the standby list: Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana.

Read: Brazil Announce 23-man World Cup Squad

England will begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on 18 June.

What do you make of Southgate's England squad? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Hlaysn Joined: 19 Jul 2012
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Hlaysn May 17, 2018 07:36 PM
There is no team here!
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JAWS OF LIFE May 17, 2018 09:18 AM
G00d squard this y0ung b0ys can c0mpete.
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Madredz May 17, 2018 08:59 AM
Very good & balanced team. I like the forwards.
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Soni_JX May 17, 2018 08:55 AM
Going to a World Cup with this level of gambling.....this is suicide. Wilshere and Shaw are predominantly what will be the prime missing link in this team.
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Myaka weliPhefeni May 17, 2018 08:55 AM
Jack wilshare is not there and Drinkwater ,i dont trust this team without joe Hart
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barca-baccaneers May 17, 2018 07:25 AM
young stars indeed i wonder wat are his intention or winning world cup or exposure
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barca-baccaneers May 17, 2018 07:24 AM
young stars indeed i wonder wat are his intention or winning world cup or exposure
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salathiso May 17, 2018 06:58 AM
Big mistake leaving quality n experience Hart, Smalling, Wilshere n Shaw.
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Piratesfan May 16, 2018 09:02 PM
This team would be lucky to reach knockout stages. The midfield lacks creativity and star quality.
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Piratesfan May 16, 2018 08:58 PM
@Special*00 , jack wilshere is too good to miss out on this fairly average English midfield.
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Special*00 May 16, 2018 07:33 PM
Hate dis stupid coach already, y would he leave Jack Wilshere behind for such big even...him, Ali, Sterlling, Kane, Rashford were going to gve England a chance in dis world cup...Henderson is a lucky busted
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Mayyappa May 16, 2018 06:00 PM
Ruben Loftus cheek up n coming star
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upthebuczz May 16, 2018 05:47 PM
Weak squad
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Boris Becker May 16, 2018 04:53 PM
Very average indeed
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sikadea May 16, 2018 04:10 PM
WHILSHERE, SMALLING, SHAW? NOT EVEN IN STAND BYE??????????????????????
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Flipping lyf May 16, 2018 04:07 PM
I cant wait to see world cup
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ToivoYaToiva May 16, 2018 04:01 PM
Why Wellback instead of Jake Livermore
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murendeni joe May 16, 2018 03:48 PM
Average team
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murendeni joe May 16, 2018 03:47 PM
They have few stars
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LAPO_MOLEBATSI May 16, 2018 03:43 PM
Wow Southgate this is shocking..WILSHERE has improved drastically and he deserves a cut, I also think SMALLING would've been selected instead of Jones. Excited to see LOFTUS-CHEEK in the squad though, dude has been excellent at Selhurst Park this season.

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