England Unveil 23-Man World Cup Squad As Wilshere And Hart Miss Out

England have released their 23-man squad ahead of this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The list was announced earlier on Wednesday as manager Gareth Southgate opted against selecting notable names like Jack Wilshere, Joe Hart and Ryan Bertrand.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane headlines the list while 19-year-old Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is the only uncapped played named in the squad for the tournament.

England begin their World Cup campaign in Group G against Tunisia on June 18 before games against Panama and Belgium.

Southgate while speaking about the list expressed his excitement over the current crop of Three Lions players as he said: “I believe this is a squad we can be excited about.”

“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.” he added.

Full Squad:

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

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

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea).

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

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