England World Cup 2018 Squad Announced
England will go into this summer’s World Cup full of optimism that they can cause a shock. The fans will be thinking the same and will believe it is our year once again. There have already been some surprise exclusions from the squad with Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere both already being told they will not be travelling to Russia.
Gareth Southgate has not confirmed the 23 men that will be travelling to the World Cup 2018 to represent England on the World stage.
Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope
Kyle Walker, John Stones, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Danny Rose, Ashley Young, Kieran Trippier, Gary Cahill
Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fabian Delph
Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck
you happy with the selections? If not, who would you have chosen and who would you have left out?
There is no doubt that England still have a solid spine and should be looking to win there group at the World Cup. The likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli, and co should be more than enough to see off teams such as Panama and Tunisia who they will face in there first two matches.
A huge shock was to hear that Jack Wilshere will not be making the squad which came out yesterday. It has been a bit of a breakthrough season for the midfielder at Arsenal, playing a lot more football than in past seasons and helping Arsenal reach the semifinals of the Europa League. However, it wasn’t a season that didn’t have its downs with the player being injured for big spells yet again. This is something that Gareth Southgate must have taken into consideration and something which made him make that tough call.
Although it must have been hard to take for Jack, he reacted well on social media when a fan wrote ‘@JackWilshere oright lad I know you’re not off world cup so fancy coming Zante with me and the lads let me know sound x’. Jack replied: ‘😂😂 let me know the dates and I’m in’, later replying ‘Can I bring the baby aswell?’. You can see why so many fans are sad to see him miss out.
How far can England go this summer? Here are the latest World Cup betting odds for them:
England to win the World Cup 2018: 20/1
England to qualify from Group G: 1/8
England to win Group G: 6/5
England v France in the final: 50/1
England v Brazil in the final: 50/1
England v Germany in the final: 40/1
England stage of elimination –
Group stage: 5/1
Last 16: 11/5