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

10:46  17 may  2018
10:46  17 may  2018 Source:   goal.com

Joe Gomez out for the rest of the season and probably the World Cup

  Joe Gomez out for the rest of the season and probably the World Cup Joe Gomez will not play again this season, and he’s likely to miss the World Cup too, after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle. The 20-year-old played through the pain during Liverpool’s draws with West Brom and Stoke City and it appears that he wasn’t quite aware of the seveirty of the injury. However, the defender needed surgery to repair the issue and as such, he won’t be part of Liverpool’s squad for the Champions League final in Kiev at the end of May. Gomez was also likely to be included in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad after impressing in his recent appearances, but it looks unlikely that he’ll be fit enough to be part of the 23-man contingent that goes to Russia to represent England. Whilst it was unlikey that Gomez would have started the Champions League final if fit, he would have been named as a substitute, but that will no longer be the case. The news that Gomez will miss the World Cup could open the door for either Trent Alexander-Arnold or Nathaniel Clyne to be called up in his place, although neither offer the defensive versatility that Gomez would have provided to Southgate.

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 summer.

We tasked Matt Le Tissier with providing his 23 - man England squad for the World Cup in Russia. Gareth Southgate will announce England ’ s final World Cup squad on May 16, the Football Association confirmed last week.

England manager Gareth Southgate during training © Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley England manager Gareth Southgate during training

Gareth Southgate has announced his final 23-man England squad for the World Cup, with high-profile absentees including Jack Wilshere, Joe Hart and Ryan Bertrand.

Former 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.

Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand is a surprise exclusion from the defensive line, though Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold has been handed his first senior England call-up after a sensational season following his hand in helping the Reds reach the Champions League final.

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  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.

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 summer.

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 summer.

Southgate has opted to go with John Stones , Kyle Walker , Gary Cahill , Harry Maguire , Danny Rose , Phil Jones , and Ashley Young for his defensive options.

Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring their first goal © Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring their first goal

Seventeen-year-old Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon has not been selected for the squad despite a stunning season with the Championship side.

Jordan Henderson could take the armband as well as anchoring the midfield alongside Dele Alli , Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling. Jesse Lingard , Fabian Delph and Ashley Young will also form the heart of the Three Lions squad.

Tottenham starlet Harry Kane will once again lead the England line with support from Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck and Marcus Rashford , at the expense of Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe.

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

  Alexander-Arnold makes England World Cup squad as Hart and Wilshere miss out Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere were the high-profile omissions from England's World Cup squad as Trent Alexander-Arnold earned a maiden call-up.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.

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 summer.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Gareth Southgate would be making a “good choice” if he includes Trent Alexander - Arnold in England ’ s 23 - man World Cup squad .

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England's World Cup 2018 squad in full

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Jack Butland

Defenders: Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Gary Cahill, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Danny Rose, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Phil Jones, Ashley Young

Midfielders: Eric Dier, Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, Dele Alli, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard,

Forwards: Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck

England will begin their Group G campaign against Tunisia on June 18, before fixtures against Panama on June 24 and Belgium on June 28.

Expectations aren't high for the Three Lions although favourable Group H opponents in the last 16 - Colombia, Poland, Senegal or Japan - could offer a potential quarter-final berth, where Germany or Brazil would likely await.

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  England's Predicted XI for the World Cup opener This summer’s World Cup is edging ever closer, with hosts Russia kicking off the tournament against Saudi Arabia on June 14th. Excitement is building by the day, and England fans now know who will be representing the nation as manager Gareth Southgate has announced his 23-man squad that will fly out to Russia in a few weeks time. There were a number of calls that Southgate had to make across the squad, which all relied heavily upon the formation he wishes to deploy against the world’s elite. It looks like he will favour a 3-4-1-2 set-up with wing-backs providing the width and the two central-midfielders holding the fort in front of the back four. 19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold has received his first senior call-up after an impressive debut season with Liverpool, whilst experienced centre-back Gary Cahill returns to the squad having missed out last time. Other notable absentees include Manchester United’s Chris Smalling, Manchester City’s Joe Hart, Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand. One key decision Southgate will have to make is who starts in goal, with three strong contenders being named in Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope and Jack Butland.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has tipped Trent Alexander - Arnold to win a place in England boss Gareth Southgate ’ s World Cup squad . Southgate is set to reveal his 23 - man squad for the upcoming tournament on May 16.

Following the end of the Premier League season, excitement is starting to build towards the World Cup – especially as England boss Gareth Southgate is due to name his 23 - man squad on Wednesday.

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