England announce 23-man World Cup squad

Alexander-Arnold makes England World Cup squad as Hart and Wilshere miss out

Trent Alexander-Arnold, moreover, is extremely deserving of a position in the England squad.

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold was a surprise inclusion when Gareth Southgate named his England squad for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere are the most notable omissions, while Nick Pope and Danny Welbeck have all been included.

The pair were indeed both axed from Southgate's squad although there were a number of surprise inclusions.

The 31-year-old Hart struggled to keep his place at West Ham United this season where he is on loan from Manchester City.

The uncapped Alexander-Arnold is the youngest squad member after an incredible breakthrough season with Liverpool, which will culminate in next week's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

"The first call-up for Trent Alexander-Arnold is well deserved", said Southgate.

Chelsea's Rubin Loftus-Cheek will also have the chance to add to his two worldwide caps having starred on loan for Crystal Palace.

Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livemore and Adam Lallana have all been formally placed on standby.

The 28-year-old has 19 caps and started four of the last eight internationals, although missed out in the last two games having pulled out of the squad through injury.

While Southgate did not make any "wildcard" picks for the finals, he has opted for experienced players such as Chelsea's Gary Cahill and Arsenal's Danny Welbeck to compliment his younger stars.

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope.

Phil Jones was selected alongside Cahill in defence, but there was no place for his Manchester United team-mate Chris Smalling. "Get me to Russian Federation!"

England boss Gareth Southgate said leaving goalkeeper Joe Hart and defender Ryan Bertrand out of his World Cup squad after they featured throughout the qualification stage was one of his toughest moments as boss.

A third added: "This is the absolute strangest squad announcement I've ever seen".

"The balance of the squad is good, both in terms of experience, character and the positional balance".

England have warm-up friendlies against Nigeria at Wembley on June 2 and Costa Rica in Leeds on June 7, ahead of the Group G opener against Tunisia on June 18. "We feel the team are improving and we want to continue that momentum".

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