England announce final 23-man squad for 2018 World Cup

England have announced their final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup.

England announce final 23-man squad for 2018 World Cup

England announce final 23-man squad for 2018 World Cup

Trent Alexander-Arnold is the surprise name in the selection, the uncapped Liverpool right-back receiving the nod from Southgate.

The manager has also named Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph and Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in his intended group for this summer’s tournament in Russia.

As had been widely speculated upon, Southgate decided against selecting City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who has spent the past year on loan at West Ham, or Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Neither are even in the standby squad for the tournament, with England’s first game coming against Tunisia on June 18.

 

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

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

MIDFIELDERS Dele Alli (Tottenham), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

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

Standby list: Tom Heaton (Burnley), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Adam Lallana (Liverpool)

For the nation, by the nation. The #ThreeLions’ official @FIFAWorldCup squad announcement. pic.twitter.com/YecUWPUZfJ

— England (@England) May 16, 2018

 

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