England announces Russia World Cup 2018 squad

Few Surprises in Gareth Southgate's England World Cup Squad

Social media has given clubs a platform to announce line-ups and new signings in flamboyant fashion and England's Twitter page took their opportunity to unveil Gareth Southgate's 23-man World Cup squad with a twist on Wednesday.

1n 2017, Abraham had caught the attention of the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick after bagging four of Swansea's seven league goals earlier in the past season. Chris Smalling, who has had a good season for Manchester United, was also overlooked because Southgate wants defenders who are comfortable in possession.

That is for the future though and his first priority will be to make sure there is tangible progress in Russian Federation where England should progress into the knockout stages from a group comprising Tunisia, outsiders Panama and Belgium.

Long-time goalkeeper Joe Hart and injury-prone midfielder Jack Wilshere were omitted, for example.

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But 19-year-old Liverpool right-back Alexander-Arnold will be on the flight to Russian Federation as Southgate has opted for a youthful selection in what he hopes will prove a bold new era for the under-achieving national team. Harry Maguire is one of the surprise call-ups to the Three Lions squad for Russian Federation.

Players selected for Southgate's squad will link up next week, although Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool players will be given extra time off due to commitments in other competitions. Ashley Young could stake his claim for the captain's role, being the senior-most member of the squad.

Southgate added: "I believe this is a squad which we can be excited about".

As it turns out, Hart has been left at home with Burnley's Nick Pope going in the #3 goalkeeper spot instead.

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

Central midfield seems light on experience and cover - Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier are the only real mainstays - but Southgate is confident the likes of Loftus-Cheek and Jesse Lingard can fill in.

"The selection process has been over months really, it's not just been the last few weeks. They're both good guys and have contributed a lot throughout qualification, so it wasn't an enjoyable part of the job and I feel it's important to acknowledge their contribution in getting us to Russian Federation".

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