With the World Cup in Qatar just weeks away England Manager Gareth Southgate has whittled his team down to a 26-man squad. He’s managed to choose his team from a 55-man provisional list.
The England manager has given reasons for his decision for this World Cup squad hoping to lead the country to victory with Harry Kane captaining the team.
Yorkshireman Harry Maguire, Kalvin Phillips, John Stones and Kyle Walker have all made the squad. Check to the full line up below.
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton ), Nick Pope (Newcastle), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal).
Defenders: Harry Maguire (Manchester United), John Stones (Man City), Kyle Walker (Man City), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hostpur), Conor Coady (Everton), Ben White (Arsenal).
Midfielders: Declan Rice (West Ham United), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea ), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), James Maddison (Leicester City), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea).
Attackers: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Newcastle United).
Discussing his choice of players from God’s Own Country Gareth Southgate said: “Kalvin played last night, he’s free of injury, we are aware that he is not going to be able to play seven 90 minutes, that won’t be possible.”
“Kalvin is a super player and we feel that is a risk worth taking. We also know that generally his fitness is good and we think he can add to the group.”
He talked about Kyle Walker saying: “He’s not back in full training yet, but he’s going to be available before the end of the group stage,”
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