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England Star Breaks Silence After World Cup Snub

England Star Breaks Silence After 2018 FIFA World Cup Snub

By Keegan Kruger - May 18, 2018 03:36 PM @KeeganKruger

An England international has spoken out after being snubbed for his national team's 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.

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Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshere, who has been capped 34 times by his country, will not feature at football's biggest showpiece this year, despite making 38 appearances for the Gunners this season.

The midfielder missed England's friendlies against Netherlands and Italy in May through injury, and it seems it was then that manager Gareth Southgate decided to turn his attention to the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fabian Delph instead.

"Think it is about time I had my say," Wilshere wrote on Twitter.

"It goes without saying that I am naturally incredibly disappointed to have been left out of the England squad for the World Cup.

"I have felt fit, sharp and strong all season, and believe I should be in the squad! And given a chance, I could have made a real impact.

"However, I have to respect the manager's decision and would like to wish the whole squad all the very best for the tournament.

"I will always be an England fan and will be supporting the boys with the rest of the nation."

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The 26-year-old also failed to make his country's standby list, with Southgate opting for other midfielders in Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana.

Do you think Wilshere deserved a place in England's squad? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Makarina Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Makarina May 20, 2018 04:30 PM
Just another average player omitted from squad, nothing more...
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Bans-Matiki Joined: 19 Mar 2018
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Bans-Matiki May 19, 2018 10:48 AM
ths coaches makes bad decisions y mara
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E May 19, 2018 01:05 AM
He has been doing well for the gunners, he deserve to be in the England team
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atlijozi Joined: 15 Feb 2013
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atlijozi May 18, 2018 04:35 PM
Fair enough comment from him..
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Matt93 Joined: 07 Apr 2015
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Matt93 May 18, 2018 04:10 PM
Livermore is overrated for some reason.

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