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England Announce Squad For WC Qualifiers, Snub Five Stars

England Announce Squad For 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Snub Five Stars

By David Kappel - Aug 25, 2017 09:00 AM @kappilinho

England boss Gareth Southgate has announced his squad for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and made some interesting inclusions while five former Three Lions players were surprisingly snubbed.

Click through the gallery above to see which England players were not called up for their national team's latest squad.

Southgate has revealed his first squad after Wayne Rooney announced his retirement this week, and included the likes of Harry Maguire, Nathaniel Chalobah and young Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Meanwhile, out-of-form players such as Theo Walcott and Luke Shaw, among others, were omitted from the squad.

The 1966 FIFA World Cup champions, who currently lead their qualification group, will face bottom-placed Malta and then second-placed Slovakia four days later.

Here is England's complete squad, as announced by the FA's official Twitter account:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (West Ham United – on-loan from Manchester City), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Jordan Pickford (Everton) Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), John Stones (Manchester City), Michael Keane (Everton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford), Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)

Forwards: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Jermain Defoe (AFC Bournemouth), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)

Read: France Announce Squad For WC Qualifiers, Snub Eight Stars

Do you think England's squad has enough quality to challenge for the World Cup title next year? Have your say in the comments section below.


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mingus Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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mingus Aug 26, 2017 06:20 PM
Impressive squad.
musa005 Joined: 19 Jun 2017
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musa005 Aug 25, 2017 02:15 PM
They look good on paper but not convincing in the field
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PSG55 Aug 25, 2017 02:13 PM
@Myaka weliPhefeni Wes Morgan is Jamaican and plays for their national side so not eligible for England.
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Special*00 Aug 25, 2017 10:54 AM
England midfield is their weaknesses...Jordan Henderson is good but nt good enough...Lallana is needed!!!
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Mfundo vs Ndo Aug 25, 2017 10:42 AM
Great they all playing in England domestic league
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museth"pirates"silver Aug 25, 2017 10:19 AM
All player, play home wow
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Luke Shaw Snubbed or injured??
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 25, 2017 09:36 AM
Defoe still a hiro in England and why they ignore Wesley Morgan? Bt i douth their Midfielder

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