Joe Hart has been left out of the England World Cup squad

Joe Hart has been left out of the England World Cup squad

Joe Hart has been left out of the England World Cup squad

"What is Gareth Southgate going to learn about him?"

"To put himself on the global stage, he is known all around Europe obviously, but to put himself on a world stage he has to go out and perform and score goals in this tournament".

Jack Wilshere is also set to miss out despite an impressive end to the season with Arsenal.

Defender Gary Cahill has been recalled and there are also places on the plane to Russian Federation for Chelsea team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

England will face Tunisia in their Group F opener on June 18 in Kazan, Russia, and have also been grouped with Belgium and Tunisia.

Jack Butland and Nick Pope are still likely to give the Everton keeper plenty of competition for the honour of keeping goal, while Joe Hart has not been included.

Few Surprises in Gareth Southgate's England World Cup Squad

Liverpool teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold has continued a dream breakthrough season with a maiden worldwide call-up ahead of next weekend's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).

Why was Alexander-Arnold picked?

One source has told Sky Sports News that Fulham wonder-kid Ryan Sessegnon has not had a call regarding the England senior squad but a place on the standby list is not out of the realms of possibility.

"The first call-up for Trent Alexander-Arnold is well deserved", Southgate said.

Fabian Delph will be selected as a midfielder according to reports, despite the fact that he has played primarily at left-back this season for Manchester City and has not played for England since November 2015. "When we pick young players, it's not just because they are young, it's because their performances deserve it".

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