World Cup 2022: England squad features Maddison, Rashford and Wilson


Leicester midfielder James Maddison has been included in England’s 26-man squad for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Supervisor Gareth Southgate additionally picked Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford and Newcastle striker Callum Wilson, Manchester Metropolis winger Kyle Walker and Arsenal defender Ben White.

However Milan defender Fikayo Tomori, Brentford striker Ivan Toney and West Ham striker Jarrod Bowen are all overlooked.

England face Iran within the opening of the World Cup on November 21 (13:00 GMT).

They’re joined in Group B by Wales and america.

Manchester Metropolis midfielder Kalvin Phillips, regardless of having just lately returned from two months with a shoulder downside, is again, as is defender Harry Maguire, who has struggled to land a sport for Manchester United this season.

english workforce

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

Defenders: Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Eric Dier (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester Metropolis), Kyle Walker (Manchester Metropolis), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Conor Coady (Everton), Ben White (Arsenal) ) ), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

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

To ahead: James Maddison (Leicester), Phil Foden (Manchester Metropolis), Jack Grealish (Manchester Metropolis), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

Maddison’s kind rewarded

James Madison
Maddison helped Leicester out of the underside of the desk and out of the relegation zone

Maddison’s inclusion is a reward for his glorious kind for Leicester this season.

He has been instrumental within the Foxes’ resurgence after their poor begin to the season and has six objectives and 4 assists in 12 Premier League video games.

His solely England cap got here practically three years in the past – in a Euro 2020 qualifier match towards Montenegro, when he performed 35 minutes.

“He is enjoying very well,” mentioned Southgate.

“He is an excellent participant. We have all the time mentioned he is an excellent participant. He is earned the appropriate. We expect he may give one thing slightly completely different than the opposite strikers now we have.

“He is enjoying in addition to any of the forwards on this nation and he is slightly completely different from the others.”

We expect now we have all of it lined – Southgate

Walker proved his health for Southgate after present process groin surgical procedure and never enjoying in over a month.

The England supervisor has additionally put his religion in Philips, regardless of the midfielder having suffered from accidents this season. Phillips, who underwent shoulder surgical procedure, returned to motion as a second-half substitute in Manchester Metropolis’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea within the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Rashford has not performed for England since their Euro 2020 ultimate defeat to Italy, however the Manchester United ahead has scored seven objectives in all competitions this season.

Newcastle ahead Wilson, who has scored six objectives in 10 video games this season, joins Tottenham England captain Harry Kane because the Three Lions’ high striker alternative for the World Cup.

However like Brentford’s Toney and West Ham’s Bowen, Roma striker Tammy Abraham has been ignored.

“We wished to ensure now we have the appropriate workforce stability,” added Southgate.

“Nowadays, the squad is extra necessary than ever with 5 substitutes. You need completely different choices for various occasions of matches and likewise for various levels of the match.

“We have needed to cowl some gamers who aren’t totally match, so having 26 gamers means you may take some dangers.

“We expect the stability is there. We expect now we have all of it lined.”