Southgate announces youthful England side for World Cup

Pin Southgate has named a youthful side for Russia. AFP
Southgate has named a youthful side for Russia. AFP

Southgate announces youthful England side for World Cup

Gareth Southgate has revealed his squad for the upcoming World Cup in summer, but there is no room for experienced players such as Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere.

The head coach has shown he isn't afraid to make the big decisions, opting to cut Hart and Wilshere from the squad set to travel to Russia.

There's also no place for Adam Lallana who picked up too many injuries throughout the season, whilst Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey misses out despite having a phenomenal season for the Magpies.

Instead, Southgate has given inexperience the chance. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Nick Pope have made the 23-man team despite having two senior caps between them.

However, five players will train with the squad on stand-by, just in case any have to drop out through injury. 

Here is the full list of players:

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley).

Defenders: Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Man. City), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Ashley Young (Man Utd.), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Phil Jones (Man. Utd), John Stones (Man. City), Gary Cahill (Chelsea).

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Fabian Delph (Man. City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Man. Utd), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace).

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Marcus Rashford (Man. Utd.), Raheem Sterling (Man. City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).

Reserves: Tom Heaton (Burnley), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Adam Lallana (Liverpool).

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