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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.

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

Gareth Southgate has announced his final 23 - man England squad for the World Cup , with high-profile Southgate has opted to go with John Stones , Kieran Trippier , Kyle Walker , Gary Cahill , Harry Defenders: Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander - Arnold , Gary Cahill, Danny Rose

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.

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.

England . World Cup . The Three Lions coach has opted to drop both Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere as he Gareth Southgate has announced his final 23 - man England squad for the World Cup , with high-profile Defenders: Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander - Arnold , Gary Cahill, Danny Rose

England . World Cup . The Three Lions coach has opted to drop both Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere as he Gareth Southgate has announced his final 23 - man England squad for the World Cup , with high-profile Defenders: Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander - Arnold , Gary Cahill, Danny Rose

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.

Gareth Southgate has announced his final 23 - man England squad for the World Cup , with high-profile Southgate has opted to go with John Stones , Kieran Trippier , Kyle Walker , Gary Cahill , Harry Defenders: Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander - Arnold , Gary Cahill, Danny Rose

The uncapped Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander - Arnold has been named in Gareth Southgate ’s England squad for the summer’ s World Cup , which was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. England ' s World Cup squad for Russia 2018: Southgate 's final 23 – in pictures. Read more.

Related: Players who will feel unlucky to have missed out (Read Sport)

Players who will feel unlucky to miss out on England World Cup place: England manager Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup.As if often the case with squad announcements, there are always players who are going to be left very disappointed and this time around, things are no different and there are plenty of players who will feel agrieved not to be going to Russia.We’ve taken a look at just some of the players who might feel a bit hard done by after being left out of the squad. Players who will feel unlucky to miss out on England World Cup place

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.

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.

Gareth Southgate has announced his final 23 - man England squad for the World Cup , with high-profile absentees including Adam Lallana, Jack Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand is a surprise exclusion from the defensive line, though Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander - Arnold has been

Alexander - Arnold ' s call-up is his first for the England senior team and follows the right-back' s breakthrough season at Liverpool. The England Under-21 international has played 33 times for the Reds this season, including nine appearances in their run to the Champions League final.

Related: Key questions entering the 2018 World Cup (Yardbarker)

Will the Germans pick up where they left off and repeat?: 2014 was a great year for Die Mannschaft as the Germans put on a master class over the course of the tournament. They'll need every bit of that brilliance to manifest itself in 2018. They're in a tough group, and it's imperative to avoid what would be a likely matchup with a revenge-minded Brazil squad if they finish runners-up in Group E. Still, if anybody has the ability to repeat, it's Germany. 20 key questions entering the 2018 World Cup

Adam Lallana returns to England training .
Adam Lallana will return to England training despite receiving an extra week off due to Liverpool’s involvement in the Champions League final at the weekend, Sky Sports reports. Lallana will join up with the rest of the England squad on Wednesday evening at The Grove before taking part in a full training session on Thursday. The midfielder is on Gareth Southgate’s standby list for the World Cup having only started one Premier League game for his club this season because of injury. Fellow Liverpool team-mates Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold won’t be training with the rest of the England squad on Thursday as they look to utilise their full week off. England take on Nigeria in a friendly at Wembley on Saturday, but both Henderson and Alexander-Arnold will not feature. Both players will however train on their own at St George’s Park on Sunday before joining up with the rest of Southgate’s squad on Monday.

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