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Gareth Southgate Names 23-Man England Squad For The World Cup

Gareth Southgate had today announced his 23-man England squad ahead of next month’s World Cup in Russia. 

Much speculation in recent days has surrounded the potential omissions of Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere and those suspicions have proven true as both players are not in the squad.

Here is the squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Kyle Walker, John Stones (both Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose (both Tottenham Hotspur), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Eric Dier, Dele Alli (both Tottenham Hotspur), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace), Fabian Delph (Manchester City)

Forwards: Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

There are five players on standby for the tournament and those include Adam Lallana, Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook and Jake Livermore.

“I believe this is a squad we can be excited about,” Southgate 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.”

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