World Cup 2022: Gareth Southgate Unveils England’s Squad for Tournament As Marcus Rashford Makes Cut

World Cup 2022: Gareth Southgate Unveils England’s Squad for Tournament As Marcus Rashford Makes Cut

Fred Kennedy
  • Gareth Southgate has named a 26-man squad for England heading to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup
  • The squad is dominated by Premier League players, with stars drawn from Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United
  • Some big names also missed out, with Reece James, Fikayo Tomori and West Ham's Jarrod excluded

England head coach Gareth Southgate has finally announced his 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup.

The squad comprises top players predominantly from the Premier League, with Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford making the cut.

In the goalkeeping department, Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale is in the team, but there was no place for Man United shot-stopper Dean Henderson.

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England manager Gareth Southgate speaks to his players during a training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre. Photo by Alex Morton.
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Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw headline the defence, with Chelsea star Mason Mount and Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham making the midfielders' shortlist.

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In attack, Southgate will be relying on the likes of Man City youngster Phil Foden, Arsenal prodigy Bukayo Saka, and the experienced Harry Kane.

Meanwhile, some notable names failed to make the cut, with Chelsea star Reece James not included as he is currently sidelined with an injury.

There was also no place for AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori and West Ham United superstar Jarrod Bowen.

England’s 26-man World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Newcastle), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders: Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kyle Walker (Man City), Ben White (Arsenal), Harry Maguire (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Conor Coady (Everton, on loan from Wolves), Luke Shaw (Man Utd)

Midfielders: Declan Rice (West Ham), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Phillips (Man City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Mason Mount (Chelsea)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Man City), James Maddison (Leicester City).

Morocco releases World Cup list

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how head coach of the Moroccan national football team, Walid Regragui has named 26 players for the forthcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

All is now set for the global showpiece, after the North African side ended their warm-up matches with a 0-0 draw against Paraguay in Spain.

They head to Qatar as the 22nd best team in the world and the second ranked team from Africa, behind number one on the continent and reigning AFCON champions Senegal.