Engand World Cup Final Squad
Engand World Cup Final Squad

It has been 56 years since England last won a World Cup, and Qatar 2022 is seen as coach Southgate's last chance to make it happen.

More than 4 years ago, England was not expected before the World Cup but went far. At Euro 2020, they gradually asserted the position of the big team. Now England enters the World Cup with many worries. Only time will tell how brave the British team is. But with the current situation, the possibility that "football continues to be difficult to return home".

Gareth Southgate has picked the 26-man England squad for the World Cup in Qatar. Chelsea's Conor Gallagher was the final name to emerge. The manager will make a formal announcement of the squad shortly.


Maguire is perhaps the most controversial name. The Man United defender has not left much of an impression since the beginning of the season, not to mention Maguire has just returned from injury. Kyle Walker's position also brings some worries. The Man City player has shown a bit of a decline in form after a series of injuries, but is still used by Southgate.

The same story also happened in midfield, when Gallagher and Kavin Phillips did not have too many contributions to Chelsea's achievements as well as Man City's this season but still had a place. As for the strikers, the position of Sterling and Jack Grealish is also questioned.

Fans are skeptical about the creativity in England's midfield. In past tournaments, coach Southgate's team has achieved good results, but the "Three Lions" ball deployment still makes fans unhappy and it is likely that in the next World Cup, this will be repeated.

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

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

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

Forwards: Marcus Rashford (Man United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle).


James Maddison has been named in England’s 26-man World cup squad by manager Gareth Southgate.

Maddison’s brilliant form for Leicester City has been rewarded by Southgate, who has also recalled Marcus Rashford and Callum Wilson and given places on the plane to Ben White, Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips.

Southgate’s selection of Maddison will be hugely popular among supporters and pundits who had urged the England manager to pick the 25-year-old.

The selections of Walker and Phillips may be seen as a gamble, given how long the Manchester City pair have been out with injuries. Reece James and Ben Chilwell miss out through injury.

England's Players Missing out World Cup

Brentford striker Ivan Toney is at the center of a match betting investigation. Coach Southgate has filled this player's name into the preliminary list and with what has been shown, experts predict Toney will have a place in Qatar in the upcoming 2022 World Cup. However, bad luck suddenly struck Ivan Toney when the FA accused him of gambling and participating in football betting activities.

Officially: The unlucky players to miss out are Fikayo Tomori, Marc Guehi, Ivan Toney, Tammy Abraham, Jarrod Bowen, James Ward-Prowse, Joe Gomez and Tyrone Mings.


Reece James, 22-year-old, has struggled with knee problems over recent weeks, with it now looking increasingly likely that Ben Chilwell will miss out following his latest setback.

Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips are both doubts too along the way, with the chance for Trent Alexander-Arnold to be included looking more and more likely by the day.

In midfield, James Maddison's recent form means the former Middlesbrough boss will be left scratching his head as to who to include in the attacking areas.

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→ England vs Iran (13:00 GMT) Monday 21 November

→ England vs USA (19:00 GMT) Friday 25 November

→ Wales vs England (19:00 GMT) Tuesday 29 November

• If England win Group B, they will play the runners-up from Group A, which could be any of Qatar, Holland, Ecuador or Senegal.

• Doing so could set up a mouthwatering clash against France in the quarter-finals, with Belgium or Portugal the potential sides to come next in the semi-finals.

• That would then set up a showdown with Spain, Brazil or Germany in the final.

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1.Phil Foden (England - 110 million euros): The star of England and Man City promises to have a booming World Cup in Qatar. Foden's talent is tested after winning a series of titles at club level. Under the tutelage of coach Pep Guardiola, the 22-year-old gradually became one of the best midfielders in England.

2.Jude Bellingham (England - 90 million euros): Dortmund's star played brilliantly at the beginning of the 2022/23 season with 7 goals and 2 assists, although his forte is midfielder. Bellingham helps coach Gareth Southgate have more quality choices in England's midfield at the 2022 World Cup.

3.Harry Kane (England - 90 million euros): The captain of England shouldered a great responsibility in the 2022 World Cup. In the Tottenham shirt, Kane scored 12 goals and had 3 assists in all competitions this season. Kane's stable form and experience help this striker become a fulcrum for young teammates in the national team.

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4.Bukayo Saka (England - 90 million euros): Arsenal midfielder becomes a factor that can create a mutation for England in Qatar. Saka's versatility when he can play well in positions on the flanks will be a "weapon" for coach Southgate to have more approaches to the opponent's goal.

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England Team's Advantage

The tournament in Qatar taking place in the middle of the season is a big advantage. The players will participate in the highest state of fitness and achieve good ball feeling, instead of being somewhat exhausted after fighting a long season like before.

"Three Lions" also fall into the group that is not considered too difficult. If playing properly, the US, Iran and Wales are not opponents of England.

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Former US striker Landon Donovan said: "Over the last few years, what England have shown has been really impressive. They don't look like a typical British team in the past. There is a lot of pressure on the players not to play. We can feel this in 2010. Now they look more relaxed, more confident, willing to take risks, and don't have to worry about the media."

Experts say that Coach Southgate has the best group of players ever. Harry Kane is still the leader. Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka play fast and provide plenty of creativity. England also has at least 2 players capable of starting the competition in other positions.

Their ambition remains intact. Certainly the expectation for England is very high. After good performances in the last two major tournaments, "Three Lions" are obviously expected to be among the top teams with the potential to win.

Challenge with "Three Lions"

In theory, England is always appreciated before entering the big tournaments. However, the frame that coach Southgate believes in is not in good shape. After more than a year, many "Three Lions" players lost themselves, some even had to reserve at the club.

Jordan Pickford played inconsistently in the Everton wood frame from the beginning of the season. Fans call for change. However, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale and Dean Henderson lack international experience with a total of 12 caps compared to Pickford's 45.

The pair of central defenders made coach Southgate a headache. Harry Maguire and John Stones are the favorites of this military leader. However, the MU captain (Maguire - PV) played erratically and lost his position at Old Trafford. Stones has just recovered from injury and is no longer used by coach Pep Guardiola in recent matches.

England are really in crisis at the full-back position. Luke Shaw is regaining form but Ben Chilwell has just been injured. Chilwell is in danger of not reaching full health and absent from the 2022 World Cup.

The right side position that was once considered the best quality is now seriously affected by the injury of the pillar series. Kyle Walker injury has not scheduled a return date. Reece James, a new pillar in the defense, is also injured, and is expected to fully recover by the time of the 2022 World Cup. Coach Southgate may have to rely on 32-year-old Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold has always been criticized for not knowing how to defend.

Kalvin Phillips is the irreplaceable name of England at Euro 2020, but it is difficult to compete for the main kick at Man City. Not to mention, the pair of wingers Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling also disappeared this season. Coach Southgate is used to using the players mentioned above, and finding a new framework when the 2022 World Cup is approaching is not a good sign.

More importantly, England hit a low point. The wave to dismiss coach Southgate appeared in June, when the "Three Lions" lost 0-4 to Hungary. At the end of the 2022 Nations League group stage campaign, England ranked at the bottom of the table with 3 points after 6 matches, will have to play in the League B Nations League next season.

The play is sporadic, the player has not really found his feet. England played dry and lifeless. After Euro 2020, "Three Lions" no longer show the image of a championship team.

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