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England Announce 23-Man World Cup Squad

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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