British coach Gareth Southgate announced Wednesday the list of 23 players who would follow him in the journey of the World Cup in Russia. While the competition begins in less than a month, there are many surprises in the list of the former player of Aston Villa.
No extended list like Joachim Löw could do with Germany, therefore. For his group, and not wasting time, the coach of the Three Lions and the FA (Football Association) have decided to go to the basics.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE LIST OF 23 ENGLISH:
— England (@England) May 16, 2018
We can note the absence of many players. Executives of the British selection are not part of the list defined by Gareth Southgate. Indeed, as we can see, Joe Hart and Adam Lallana are not present, which can be explained by the fact that the two players have not been sparkling this season. We also note the absences of Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge, Chris Smalling, Theo Walcott (choice) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (injured).