Football: England announce 23-man World Cup squad

Former Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire has been named in England's World Cup squad
Former Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire has been named in England's World Cup squad
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Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has been included in England’s 23-man squad for the World Cup, the Football Association has announced.

Manager Gareth Southgate has also named Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph and Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in his intended group for this summer’s tournament in Russia.

Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek has earned selection after season on loan at Crystal Palace, but there is no place for Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand.

Tottenham’s Danny Rose and Ashley Young of Manchester United were the chosen left-backs, while Delph, who has impressed in that position this season for City, can also cover the position.

Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill has been given a place, while Pope will join Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Stoke’s Jack Butland as the squad’s keepers.

Over a quarter of England’s squad is from South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, including former Sheffield United defenders Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker.

As had been widely speculated upon, Southgate decided against selecting City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who has spent the past year on loan at West Ham, or Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope.

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Fabian Delph, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ashley Young.

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck.

Stand-by: Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livemore and Adam Lallana.