May 16, 2018

Alexander-Arnold In World Cup Squad  (Sky Sports)

Trent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been selected in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for the 2018 World Cup, with Adam Lallana on standby.

Uncapped Liverpool right-back Alexander-Arnold has made just three appearances for England's U21s with this his first senior call-up.

After impressing on loan at Crystal Palace, Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek is included having played two times for England's senior side - both of those appearances coming under Southgate.

Former England captain Gary Cahill, who has struggled for game time at Chelsea this season, will be going to Russia despite being left out of Southgate's previous squad for the games against the Netherlands and Italy.

Southgate has also named a five-man standby list which includes Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, who has made just one appearance since the start of April.

The squad will meet up on Monday at St. George's Park with England playing two friendlies before travelling to Russia on June 2 against Nigeria at Wembley and on June 7 against Costa Rica at Elland Road.

The World Cup then starts on June 14, with England's first group game against Tunisia on June 18 in Volgograd, before facing Panama on June 24 in Nizhny Novgorod, with their final group game in Kaliningrad on June 28 against Belgium.

England World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Nick Pope

Defenders: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ashley Young, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Kieran Trippier

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fabian Delph

Forwards: Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck

Standby: Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana

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