England Name Liverpool, Chelsea Youngsters In World Cup Squad; Drop Wilshere, Hart.
England coach Gareth Southgate has announced his 23-man final squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Former England centre-back Southgate made the announcement via the official England Twitter handle on Wednesday.
As expected, the likes of Harry Kane, who scored 30 Premier League goals for Tottenham Hotspur this season, Dele Alli, Jamie Vardy, Reheem Sterling, Gary Cahill and Kyle Walker are all included.
However, there is no room for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart in the squad.
The surprise inclusions is Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who spent the just ended season on loan at Crystal Palace, and Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold.
England will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a friendly in London on June 2 before playing Tunisia, Belgium and Panama in the group phase in Russia.
England’s official World Cup 2018 squad:
– Butland, Pickford, Pope
– Stones, Jones, Walker, Cahill, Rose, Maguire, Alexander-Arnold, Young, Trippier
– Henderson, Dier, Alli, Lingard, Sterling, Delph, Loftus-Cheek
– Kane, Vardy, Rashford, Welbeck