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England Squad

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Team Records
The Three Lions World Cup Squad for the matches against Nigeria and Costa Rica  June 2018
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App
22. Alexander-Arnold, Trent J. 7 October 1998 19 RB Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 0 none
20. Alli, Bamidele J. 11 April 1996 22 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 7 24 2 0 1
13. Butland, Jack 10 March 1993 25 GK Stoke City FC 5 2 7 4ᵍᵃ 0 None
15. Cahill, Gary J. 19 December 1985 32 CD Chelsea FC 56 3 59 5 5 6
17. Delph, Fabian 21 November 1989 28 M Manchester City FC 7 3 10 0 0 1
4. Dier, Eric J.E. 15 January 1994 24 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 22 4 26 3 1 3 4
8. Henderson, Jordan B. 17 June 1990 27 M Liverpool FC 28 10 38 0 1 6 2
16. Jones, Philip A. 21 February 1992 26 CD Manchester United FC 20 4 24 0 0 None
9. Kane, Harry E. 28 July 1993 24 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 19 5 24 13 5 None
7. Lingard, Jesse E. 15 December 1992 25 M Manchester United FC 6 5 11 1 0 1
21. Loftus-Cheek, Ruben I. 23 January 1996 22 M Chelsea FC 2 1 3 0 0 None
6. Maguire, J. Harry 5 March 1993 25 CD Leicester City FC 3 1 4 0 0 None
1. Pickford, Jordan L. 7 March 1994 24 GK Everton FC 3 0 3 1ᵍᵃ 0 None
23. Pope, Nicholas D. 14 April 1992 26 GK Burnley FC 0 0 0 0ᵍᵃ 0 none
19. Rashford, Marcus 31 October 1997 20 F Manchester United FC 7 11 18 2 0 1
3. Rose, Daniel L. 2 July 1990 27 LB Tottenham Hotspur FC 13 4 17 0 0 None
10. Sterling, Raheem S. 8 December 1994
in Kingston, Jamaica
23 M Manchester City FC 30 8 38 2 0 5 1
5. Stones, John 28 May 1994 24 LD Manchester City FC 21 4 25 0 0 2
12. Trippier, Kieran J. 19 September 1990 27 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 0 6 0 0 None
11. Vardy, Jamie R. 11 January 1987 31 F Leicester City FC 11 10 21 7 0 1
2. Walker, Kyle A. 28 May 1990 28 RD Manchester City FC 31 4 35 0 0 4
14. Welbeck, Daniel N.T.M. 26 November 1990 27 F Arsenal FC 25 13 38 15 0 2
18. Young, Ashley S. 9 July 1985 32 LM Manchester United FC 19 15 34 7 0 3
Cook, Lewis J. 3 February 1997 21 CM AFC Bournemouth 0 1 1 0 0 None
24, Heaton, Thomas D. 15 April 1986 31 G Burnley FC 1 2 3 4ᵍᵃ 0 None
25. Lallana, Adam D. 10 May 1988 30 M Liverpool FC 23 11 34 3 0 3
26. Livermore, Jake C.L. 14 November 1989 28 M West Bromwich Albion FC 5 2 7 0 0 3
Tarkowski, James A. 19 November 1992 25 CD Burnley FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Tarkowski was withdrawn from the squad on 27 May to undergo a hernia operation.

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the ninth of the 2017-18 season, against Nigeria on 2 June 2018.


Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - England will play Nigeria at Wembley and Costa Rica at Elland Road in their final friendly matches ahead of this summer's World Cup. Nigeria will visit on 2 June while England will face Costa Rica at Leeds United's ground on 7 June.  Gareth Southgate said: "We're going into a World Cup where we will play African and Central American opposition, so we get that with the games against Nigeria and Costa Rica, but it's not just about the games we've got in the group but hopefully beyond that as well. We want to expose the team to different styles and different experiences. All of the feedback from the team before Euro 2016 was really positive, the players enjoyed it and it was definitely well received by the public. It's nice when we have an opportunity to take the team on the road."

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup this summer after injuring a knee during Liverpool's Champions League tie against Roma. The 24-year-old midfielder was taken off on a stretcher in the 15th minute of Tuesday's match at Anfield after challenging Aleksandar Kolarov. He had a scan today which revealed a knee ligament injury. "Absolutely devastated to have picked up this injury at such a crucial time," said Oxlade-Chamberlain. It is understood Oxlade-Chamberlain spoke to England manager Gareth Southgate to inform him about the injury. "The extent of the injury means Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the remainder of the campaign for Liverpool, as well as the World Cup in Russia with England," Liverpool said in a statement.
"Oxlade-Chamberlain will now begin a rehabilitation programme to enable him to reach full fitness again as soon as possible, returning to action next season." The Reds added there would be "no specific timescale" on the former Arsenal player's return.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - Joe Gomez is out of England's World Cup campaign, and will miss the Champions League final against Real Madrid after undergoing ankle surgery. The 20-year-old picked up the injury during England's friendly against the Netherlands in March. "Gutted to confirm that my season for both club and country is over having undergone successful ankle surgery," he said. "Been a tough few weeks trying everything possible to be available on the pitch to help the team. I'm going to do all I can to get back and be in the best possible shape for pre-season. The focus now is to support the team in the two biggest games of the season," Gomez added. The former Charlton player has made 23 league appearances for the Reds this season. After hurting his ankle in March, he returned for Liverpool against West Bromwich Albion on 21 April, and played against Stoke a week later, but will now miss the match on 26 May.

Tuesday, 14 May 2018 - Goalkeeper Joe Hart has been left out of England's World Cup squad by manager Gareth Southgate. The 31-year-old, who has made 75 appearances, has had a poor season at club level, conceding 39 goals in 19 Premier League games for West Ham. He was at the Premier League strugglers on a season-long loan from champions Manchester City. Jack Wilshere has also been left out. The Arsenal midfielder has not played for England since their Euro 2016 departure.

Wednesday, 15 May 2018 - Uncapped 19-year-old Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named in Gareth Southgate's 23-man England squad. Defender Gary Cahill has been recalled and there are also places on the plane to Russia for Chelsea team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope. Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is one of five players on standby for the tournament, along with Burnley keeper Tom Heaton, Clarets defender James Tarkowski, Bournemouth's Lewis Cook and fellow midfielder Jake Livermore of West Bromwich Albion. "I believe this is a squad we can be excited about," Southgate said. "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."

Monday, 21 May 2018 - The England players that were involved in the FA Cup Final on Saturday, and those Liverpool players involved in the Champions League Final this coming Saturday, are not required to report to St. George's Park today. Chelsea FC's youngster, Mason Mount has joined the squad for training this week.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - On the second day of training, Gareth Southgate announces Harry Kane as the World Cup Finals captain for England. Manchester City defenders Kyle Walker and John Stones are missing from the main training session, doing an individual training programme's within the gym.

Sunday, 27 May 2018 - Following a weekend at home, the squad return to St. George's Park, alongside those who were absent last week because of the FA Cup Final. Only the Liverpool players are now missing from the squad, as they participated in yesterdays Champions League Final.
Burnley's standby defender, James Tarkowski, has been removed from the reserve list, in order to undergo a planned hernia operation, that has been brought forward.

Monday, 28 May 2018 - Harry Maguire is training indoors today, as part of an individual programme. Meanwhile, brothers Watford's Nathaniel Chalobah and Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah joins the World Cup squad both today and tomorrow.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - Adam Lallana has joined up with the squad for a training session at St. George's Park.

Thursday, 31 May 2018 - The England squad are at The Arsenal Training Centre in Shenley, after relocating last night from St. George's Park, in preparation for Saturday's first warm-up match.

Friday, 1 June 2018 - Phil Jones will miss tomorrow's match after being released from the squad. His wife is expecting their third child. The rest of the squad, including Adam Lallana, are training in the grounds of The Grove Hotel, in Chandler's Cross. Liverpool colleagues Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold will link up with the squad on Saturday as expected following their Champions League final appearances.

Saturday, 2 June 2018 - England 2 Nigeria 1: England's World Cup build up continued with a win over Nigeria. Chelsea defender Gary Cahill celebrated his return to England's squad and stepped up his claims for a starting place by opening the scoring with a powerful header after only seven minutes. England's total first-half domination was emphasised when captain Harry Kane scored his eighth goal in his last seven appearances six minutes before the interval when Nigeria keeper Francis Uzoho allowed his 18-yard shot to slip in. Arsenal's Alex Iwobi gave Nigeria's thousands of fans inside Wembley hope two minutes after the break with a crisp finish but England - who had Raheem Sterling booked for diving - closed out the victory in relatively untroubled fashion.

Monday, 4 June 2018 - Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been given the England number one shirt for this summer's World Cup. The 24-year-old made only his third international appearance when he started the 2-1 friendly victory over Nigeria on Saturday. Manager Gareth Southgate indicated afterwards that Pickford would start the opening World Cup game against Tunisia on 18 June. "There was a bit of a statement with the selection of Jordan," he said. "His decision-making was good, although he was rarely tested." Stoke's Jack Butland and Burnley's Nick Pope - the other goalkeepers in the squad - will wear 13 and 23 respectively. Captain Harry Kane, who wears number 10 at Tottenham, is given the number nine, with Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling wearing 10.
Lewis Cook has left the camp to join up and captain the under-21 team at the Toulon Tournament.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 - All 23 members of the squad, plus the three standby players, are training at St. George's Park. They leave for Leeds later in the day.

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W D D W D W  f 5:a success: 75%
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  Fr HD
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976 27 March 2018 - England 1 Italy 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (82,598)
Insigne (pen)
977 2 June 2018 - England 2 Nigeria 1 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley
Cahill, Kane