FIFA WORLD CUP 2018: Gareth Southgate names 23-man squad full of ruthless expulsions, surprises

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England’s 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018 was announced on Wednesday.

Coach Gareth Southgate have pulled off some major surprises in the squad with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Adam Lallana and Joe Hart missing from the squad list to the mega event set to be held in Russia.

Liverpool teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold was named in the 23-man squad, summing up his dream season after helping Liverpool reach the Champions League final.

Manchester City’s Fabian Delph also got a call-up after a fantastic season in the Premier League, he will provide the much-needed versatility in the Gareth Southgate-managed squad.

Jack Butland, Nick Pope and Jordan Pickford are the goalkeepers named in the 23-man squad with big name Joe Hart being dropped after a lacklustre season.

For the nation, by the nation. The #ThreeLions’ official @FIFAWorldCup squad announcement. pic.twitter.com/YecUWPUZfJ

— England (@England) May 16, 2018 ENGLAND'S 23-MAN WORLD CUP SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope.

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

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck.

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