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England squad: who's in, who's out

SQUAD: Trent Alexander-Arnold has made the cut

ENGLAND MANAGER Gareth Southgate has announced his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

As expected, there is no place for Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere who have both missed out on a spot.

It has been reported that Southgate called Hart, the 75-cap goalkeeper on Monday evening to inform him that he would not be in the squad.

The news could well signal the end to his international career, which at the age of just 31 raises a question mark against his profession.

Wilshere, however, has not played for England since the Euro 2016 exit to Iceland. The midfielder was in line to start against Holland before his ankle injury in March put his World Cup hopes in jeopardy.

However, it has been confirmed that 19-year-old Liverpool player Trent Alexander-Arnold has bagged a place much to fans surprise.

Southgate said: “The first call up for Trent Alexander-Arnold is well deserved. When we pick young players, it’s not just because they are young, it’s because their performances deserve it.”

The England U21 defender has not been in a squad before but has previously trained with seniors in Italy and Holland in March of this year.

The England Manager said: “It is a young group, but with some really important senior players, so I feel the balance of the squad is good, both in terms of its experience, its character and also the positional balance.”

The World Cup kicks off on June 14, with England’s first match against Tunisia on June 18.

Watch the squad announcement video below to find out all those who made the cut.

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