Who is in the England World Cup squad? Profile of all 23 players in Gareth Southgate’s team for Russia 2018 Who is in the England World Cup squad? Profile of all 23 players in Gareth Southgate’s team for Russia 2018
England players celebrate their qualification for the 2018 World Cup By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT Wednesday, May 16, 2018 England manager Gareth Southgate has finally... Who is in the England World Cup squad? Profile of all 23 players in Gareth Southgate’s team for Russia 2018

Who is in the England World Cup squad? Profile of all 23 players in Gareth Southgate's team for Russia 2018

England players celebrate their qualification for the 2018 World Cup

By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

England manager Gareth Southgate has finally revealed which players have a seat on the national team’s plane for Russia 2018.

There were a number of surprises in the 23-man squad with the inclusion of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Hart being left out and here, talkSPORT.com and The Sun’s Martin Lipton look more closely at the players involved.

Who is in the England World Cup squad? Profile of all 23 players in Gareth Southgate's team for Russia 2018

GOALKEEPERS

Jack Butland: Stoke
Age: 25
Caps: 7 Goals: 0
Debut: Italy (Berne) August 15 2012.
England high: Clean sheet on first competitive start in Lithuania.
England low: Euro 2016 hopes wrecked by injury making clearance against Germany in Berlin.
Tournament experience: Unused in 2012 Euros squad. Four starts for Team GB at London 2012

Jordan Pickford: Everton
Age: 24
Caps: 2 Goals: 0
Debut: Germany (Wembley) November 10 2017
England high: Making England debut against Germany
England low: None so far – two games, two clean sheets.
Tournament experience: No 1 for England under-21s in run to 2017 Euros semi-finals

Nick Pope: Burnley
Age: 26
Caps: 0 Goals: 0
Debut: N/a
England high: Being selected as an uncapped keeper for the World Cup
England low: Forced to wait for debut despite being selected in squad for March friendlies
Tournament experience: Absolutely none

Who is in the England World Cup squad? Profile of all 23 players in Gareth Southgate's team for Russia 2018

DEFENDERS

Kieran Trippier: Tottenham
Age: 27
Caps: 5 Goals: 0
Debut: France (Paris) June 13 2017.
England high: Performances as wing-back in March friendlies.
England low: Defeat on debut against France despite a decent display.
Tournament experience: None since under-20 World Cup in 2009. 

Kyle Walker: Manchester City
Age: 27
Caps: 34 Goals: 0
Debut: Spain (Wembley) November 12 2011.
England high: Establishing himself as first choice in 2015-16 season.
England low: Injury that forced withdrawal from 2012 and 2014 tournaments.
Tournament experience: Three starts at Euro 2016

John Stones: Manchester City
Age: 23
Caps: 24 Goals: 0
Debut: Peru (Wembley) May 30 2014
England high: Unbeaten in 10 competitive England appearances
England low: 24th man for 2014 World Cup
Tournament experience: Unused squad member at Euro 2016

Phil Jones: Manchester United
Age: 26
Caps: 24 Goals: 0
Debut: Montenegro (Podgorica) October 7 2011
England high: Solid debut as England drew in Montenegro to seal berth at Euro 2012
England low: Caught up in fitness row with United after receiving six painkiller jabs on Three Lions duty
Tournament experience: Unused at Euro 2012 and made tournament bow in dead 2014 game with Costa Rica

Harry Maguire: Leicester
Age: 25
Caps: 4 Goals: 0
Debut: Lithuania (Vilnius) October 8 2017
England high: Back to back clean sheets against Germany and Brazil in November
England low: Turning up at St George’s Park with his kit in a black bin bag
Tournament experience: Absolutely none – and only one under-21 cap.

Gary Cahill: Chelsea
Age: 32
Caps: 58 Goals: 4
Debut: Bulgaria (Wembley) September 3 2010
England high: Scoring against Scotland at Wembley in November 2016
England low: Euro 2012 dreams shattered by freak injury in final warm-up game with Belgium
Tournament experience: Played all seven games at 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016

Danny Rose: Tottenham
Age: 27
Caps: 16 Goals: 0
Debut: Germany (Berlin) March 26 2016
England high: Making himself first choice for Euro 2016
England low: Part of the Hodgson squad humiliated in France in 2016
Tournament experience: Three starts in Euro 2016 including Iceland

Who is in the England World Cup squad? Profile of all 23 players in Gareth Southgate's team for Russia 2018

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool
Age: 19
Caps: 0 Goals: 0
Debut: N/a
England high: The text message from the FA telling him he was in Southgate’s 23 for Russia
England low: Being ruled out of last summer’s European under-19 Championship
Tournament experience: Would have had a taste of it last summer but Liverpool wanted him in first team pre-season

Ashley Young: Manchester United
Age: 32
Caps: 33 Goals: 7
Debut: Austria (Vienna) November 16 2007
England high: Scored in four successive games ahead of Euro 2012
England low: Disappearing off the England radar for four years under Roy Hodgson
Tournament experience: Started all four games at Euro 2012 but missed out since then

MIDFIELDERS

Eric Dier: Tottenham
Age: 24
Caps: 25 Goals: 3
Debut: Spain (Alicante) November 13 2015
England high:Scoring free-kick opener against Russia at Euro 2016
England low: Ill and hooked at half-time in Iceland fiasco
Tournament experience: Started all four games in Euro 2016

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool
Age: 27
Caps: 38 Goals: 0
Debut: France (Wembley) November 17 2010
England high: Captaining Three Lions on five occasions under Gareth Southgate
England low: Part of the side eliminated from 2014 World Cup after just two matches
Tournament experience: Two substitute appearances in 2012, starts against Italy and Uruguay in 2014 and played final group game with Slovakia in 2016

Who is in the England World Cup squad? Profile of all 23 players in Gareth Southgate's team for Russia 2018

Jesse Lingard: Manchester United
Age: 25
Caps: 10 Goals: 1
Debut: Malta (Wembley) October 8 2016England high: Scoring winner against Holland in Amsterdam in March
England low: Yet to experience one
Tournament experience: None at senior level but scored winner against Sweden in 2015 European under-21 championships

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Chelsea (returned from loan at Crystal Palace)
Age: 22
Caps: 2 Goals: 0
Debut: Germany (Wembley) November 14 2017
England high: Impressive debut display against world champions
England low: Only lasting 35 minutes against Brazil before off injured
Tournament experience: Scored Final winner in 2016 Toulon Tournament but missed following year’s European under-21s through injury

Fabian Delph: Manchester City
Age: 28
Caps: 9 Goals: 0
Debut: Norway (Wembley) September 3 2014
England high: Impressive full debut in opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland
England low: Lasting just three minutes of home qualifier against Switzerland in 2015
Tournament experience: None so far at any level

Dele Alli: Tottenham
Age: 22
Caps: 23 Goals: 2
Debut: Estonia (Wembley) October 9 2015
England high: Stunning goal against France on first England start
England low: Ticked off by Southgate for behaviour on the bench in Amsterdam in March
Tournament experience: Started three games at Euro 2016 and off the bench against Slovakia

FORWARDS

Harry Kane: Tottenham
Age: 24
Caps: 23 Goals: 12
Debut: Lithuania (Wembley) March 27 2015
England high: Scored with first serious England touch in debut
England low: Looked off the pace throughout Euro 2016
Tournament experience: Played in all four games at Euro 2016 but still to score first tournament goal

Who is in the England World Cup squad? Profile of all 23 players in Gareth Southgate's team for Russia 2018

Jamie Vardy: Leicester
Age: 31
Caps: 21 Goals: 7
Debut: Republic of Ireland (Dublin) June 7 2015
England high: Netting crucial equaliser in comeback win over Wales at Euro 2016
England low: Ineffective off the bench as England crumbled against Iceland
Tournament experience: Started against Slovakia and two substitute appearances at Euro 2016

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United
Age: 20
Caps: 17 Goals: 2
Debut: Australia (Sunderland) May 27 2016
England high: Scoring just three minutes into his England debut
England low: Part of “hail Mary” gambit when he was sent on against Iceland
Tournament experience: Two bench appearances against Wales and Iceland in Euro 2016

Raheem Sterling: Manchester City
Age: 23
Caps: 37 Goals: 2
Debut: Sweden (Stockholm) November 14 2012
England high: Thrilling display despite defeat against Italy in Manaus in 2014
England low: Red card for touchline scrap with Manchester United’s Ecuador wideman Antonio Valencia in Miami
Tournament experience: Six starts and one appearance off the bench across last two tournaments 

Danny Welbeck: Arsenal
Age: 27
Caps: 37 Goals: 15
Debut: Ghana (Wembley) March 29 2011
England high: Brilliant late winner against Sweden in Kiev in Euro 2012
England low: Knee ligament injury in May 2016 that wrecked his Euro hopes
Tournament experience: Started all four games at Euro 2012 and first two matches at 2014 World Cup

ON STANDBY

Adam Lallana: Liverpool
Age: 30
Caps: 34 Goals: 3
Debut: Chile (Wembley) November 15 2013
England high: Last-gasp winner in Slovakia to make Sam Allardyce England’s only 100 per cent manager
England low: Injuries which mean he has played just 30 minutes of international football this season
Tournament experience: Three appearances at both 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016

Who is in the England World Cup squad? Profile of all 23 players in Gareth Southgate's team for Russia 2018

Jake Livermore: West Brom
Age: 28
Caps: 7 Goals: 0
Debut: Italy (Berne) August 15 2012
England high: Surprise recall after five years for Germany game in March 2017
England low: Dropped for Brazil and Germany friendlies but given second chance by injuries
Tournament experience: Never previously close to making a tournament squad

Lewis Cook: Bournemouth
Age: 21
Caps: 1 Goals: 0
Debut: Italy (Wembley) March 27 2018
England high: Lifting under-20 World Cup as skipper and full debut in March
England low: Yet to experience any
Tournament experience: Skipper of the under-20 side that won the World Cup in Korea

James Tarkowski: Burnley
Age: 25
Caps: 1 Goals: 0
Debut: Italy (Wembley) March 27 2018
England high: Coming off the bench to make his senior bow at Wembley
England low: Too early to have had one….yet
Tournament experience: A complete novice

Tom Heaton: Burnley
Age: 32
Caps: 3 Goals: 0 
Debut: Australia (Sunderland) May 27 2016
England high: Becoming the first Burnley player for 42 years to play for England when he made his debut
England low: A shoulder injury in September ruled him out of England friendlies ahead of World Cup announcement
Tournament experience: None

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