Pick your England World Cup XI

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He however pledged his worldwide future to the Three Lions.

Following early speculation, Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere will not be taking the flight to Russian Federation this summer.

Newcastle Chronicle's Sean McCormick says Newcastle fans are not happy with Jonjo Shelvey and Jamaal Lascelles missing out: "It is a disappointing blow for both players after enjoying excellent seasons at club level and their omission from the squad hasn't gone down well with Newcastle fans". "I would say this is an experience, take total pressure off them, say, "It is all about experience, we are not going to do particularly well, we are not going to win this World Cup". However, as pointed out by Goal earlier this year, reports in Jamaica claim that his grandparents were not born in England, therefore making him ineligible to play for the Three Lions according to Federation Internationale de Football Association rules.


The main star of the England team is the striker Tottenham Harry Kane, who scored 30 goals in last season's Premier League.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is another bold selection by Southgate, a midfielder who wasn't deemed good enough to play for Chelsea this season but has impressed on loan at Crystal Palace and starred on his worldwide debut against Germany in November. Harry Maguire is one of the surprise call-ups to the Three Lions squad for Russian Federation.

The likes of 22-year-old Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, 20, have already established themselves in the squad, having been handed first call-ups by former manager Roy Hodgson. Gary Cahill is likely to lead the Three Lions at the World Cup.


Goalkeepers, Butland, Pickford and Pope have combined 9 caps between them.

Joe Hart has been a stalwart in the England squad throughout much of his career.

That said, supporters will be expecting more from the players that was served up in Euro 2016, Roy Hodgson's hotch-potch of a team stifled by negativity bowing out in the second round to Iceland.


"Dreamt of going to a World Cup since I was a kid", tweeted Alexander-Arnold, who - to some - is still is a kid.

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