Gareth Southgate hails young England

Englad's Joe Hart’s

That's the worry for Lee Dixon after the Three Lions announced their 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup.

Finally, after days of speculation, we now know Gareth Southgate's England World Cup squad.

Uncapped Alexander-Arnold is the youngest after an fantastic breakthrough season with Liverpool, which will culminate in next week's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Former Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, ex-Spurs wing-back Kyle Walker and centre-back John Stones are in from title-winning Manchester City, with striker Marcus Rashford, midfielder Jesse Lingard and wing-back Ashley Young in from neighbours United.

But nobody had Ashley Young beaten for nostalgia, the United player tweeting this 1990's picture of himself in an old Umbro shirt, complete with shorts and socks. "But I think it's pretty much as expected". "On England's behalf, it was nice of them to let the manager tell me".

"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".

"History tells us that one of those standby players may end up in the squad, as it's very unusual for us to get through the end of the season and our two preparation games without any issues", Southgate added.

It marks a stunning fall from grace for the two-time Premier League champion, who has been the Three Lions' starting goalkeeper in each of their past three major tournaments and was also first choice during the most-recent qualification campaign.

And having axed keeper Joe Hart, the England boss wanted the sort of experience Cahill offered after collecting 58 caps. The day before, he was at his club's Cobham training ground preparing for this weekend's FA Cup final against Manchester United, unsure if he was off on holiday with his family next week or preparing for potentially five weeks in Russian Federation.

He rose to prominence in the Manchester United setup following his debut start against Midtjylland in the Europa League round of 32 game, in which he scored 2 goals. Manchesters City and United provided four each. Those squads including one only two months ago when Jonjo Shelvey wasn't included even though 27 players were brought together, whilst in November there were numerous withdrawals from a Southgate England squad and the manager chose to bring in all kinds of alternatives, whilst still ignoring Shelvey.

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