Sport Alexander-Arnold makes England World Cup squad as Hart and Wilshere miss out

16:56  16 may  2018
16:56  16 may  2018 Source:   goal.com

England's World Cup squad confirmed: Southgate names Trent Alexander-Arnold in 23-man team

  England's World Cup squad confirmed: Southgate names Trent Alexander-Arnold in 23-man team The Three Lions coach has opted to drop both Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere as he selects his 23-man squad that will travel to Russia this summerFormer first-choice goalkeeper Hart has been dropped from the squad following poor form at West Ham for Burnley's Nick Pope , while Arsenal midfielder Wilshere has also been omitted from the side that will travel to Russia.

The England manager this week names his squad for Russia and has hinted there will be no major surprises. Gareth Southgate is likely to take Joe Hart to the World Cup as his No 3 goalkeeper and will Gareth Southgate has made the sensible decision to name his World Cup squad early, this

[my world cup squad : pick your 23 players for england ]. On the plane: Jordan Henderson, Eric Dier, Jack Wilshere , Adam Lallana, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Missing out : Lewis Cook, Jake Livermore, Jonjo Shelvey, Harry Winks, Nathaniel Chalobah, Ross Barkley, James

TrentAlexanderArnold - cropped: Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold © Provided by Goal Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold

Uncapped Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has won a place in England's 2018 World Cup squad but, as expected, Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere failed to make the cut.

Alexander-Arnold enjoyed a stunning breakthrough season with Liverpool and is in line to start when Jurgen Klopp's men face Real Madrid in next weekend's Champions League final.

An ankle injury to club team-mate Joe Gomez appears to have worked in Alexander-Arnold's favour and he joins Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier in the squad, with Manchester City's Kyle Walker now seemingly seen primarily as a right-sided centre-back by manager Gareth Southgate.

Breakthrough Liverpool campaign 'a dream come true' for Alexander-Arnold

  Breakthrough Liverpool campaign 'a dream come true' for Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold is hoping to make a 12th European appearance in the Champions League final, capping a "dream" season with Liverpool.Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold says he has been living the dream this season and is keen to nail down a Champions League final starting spot.

Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad is beginning to take shape: Getty. Walker will be key if England are to make the most of their wing-back formation. John Stones. His ability to pass out from the back is what Southgate wants in his side. Jack Wilshere .

[my world cup squad : pick your 23 players for england ]. On the plane: Jordan Henderson, Eric Dier, Jack Wilshere , Adam Lallana, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Missing out : Lewis Cook, Jake Livermore, Jonjo Shelvey, Harry Winks, Nathaniel Chalobah, Ross Barkley, James

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill is back in the fold but Hart's poor form during a season-long loan spell at West Ham has cost England's number one at their three previous major tournaments his place.

Burnley's Nick Pope joins Jordan Pickford of Everton and Stoke City's Jack Butland among Southgate's goalkeeping options.

Arsenal playmaker Wilshere largely put persistent injury woes behind him this season to make 38 club appearances in all competitions. However, a knee problem ruled him out of England's March friendlies against Netherlands and Italy and a final chance to impress Southgate, who plumped for Ruben Loftus-Cheek alongside his regular midfielders after the Chelsea youngster impressed on loan at Crystal Palace.

Southgate not writing off England’s World Cup chances despite young squad

  Southgate not writing off England’s World Cup chances despite young squad Southgate countered Gary Lineker’s suggestion that the tournament should be seen as nothing more than a learning curve. “I don’t think when you play or are involved with England you can ever write off any game or any tournament. That wouldn’t be acceptable,” he said.“We know usually teams that win tournaments have a lot more caps than we do, a lot more experience of semi-finals and finals.

No Hart , but Rashford makes England 's WC XI. England Mar 25, 2018 Nick Miller. Can Jack Wilshere restore his reputation? England Mar 22, 2018 Tony Evans. England World Cup squad : Rashford, Hart , Alli in; Sturridge, Ox face wait.

Joe Hart , Ashley Young, Harry Maguire, Joe Gomez, Phil Jones, Ryan Bertrand, Jake Livermore, Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck. Another injury sustained in the latest England camp was a further setback for Jack Wilshere 's hopes of a Trent Alexander - Arnold has trained with the England senior squad .

Manchester City utility man Fabian Delph is set to win his first caps since 2015, having been one of the Premier League champions' surprise success stories of 2017-18, and is an option at left wing-back alongside Ashley Young and Danny Rose - the latter included despite making only 10 Premier League appearances for Tottenham this term.

Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana have been named on Southgate's standby list.

England will play pre-tournament friendlies against Nigeria and Costa Rica before kicking off their Russia 2018 bid against Tunisia on June 18. Panama and Belgium join them in Group G.

England's final 23-man squad for the World Cup:

Jack Butland (Stoke City), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley); Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Everton), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United); Dele Alli (Tottenham), Fabian Delph (Manchester City); Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea); Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).

Axing Hart my toughest decision, says Guardiola .
Joe Hart is expected to miss out on a place in England's World Cup squad and Pep Guardiola says it was tough to axe him at Manchester City.Cutting Joe Hart out of his first-team plans at Manchester City is the toughest decision Pep Guardiola has made at the Etihad Stadium.

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