England national football team which represents England in international football is one of the two oldest national team in football competition. They participated the World’s first international football match in 1872. They also tasted the title of most prestigious football competition FIFA World Cup in 1966. Besides, in 1990, they finished the tournament by standing on 4th position. Considering England team squad, they are always regarded as one of the top contender in the tournament.
Basically, England players are much familiar around the World and the main reason behind it is their league competition named Premier League. It is one of the top league competition currently in the World and most of the players of England national team are get connected with English top flight. Only couple of players are playing for Wales and so on. Due to the popularity of Premier League, most of the players of England national team are simply familiar face.
Now, today we talk about the England team squad for upcoming Russia World Cup 2018 where team England has confirmed their ticket by winning significant number of matches in qualifying round. Let’s see the current squad of English national team below.
# England Team Squad (Possible):
- Goalkeeper – Joe Hart, Jordan Pickford, Angus Gunn
- Defender – Gary Cahill, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Joe Gomez
- Midfielder – Ashley Young, Eric Dier, Jesse Lingard, Jake Livermore, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Jack Cork, Lewis Cook
- Forward – Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham, Harry Kane
# Possible Best XI: Joe Hart, Gary Cahill, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Ashley Young, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane.
# Coaching Staff:
- Manager – Gareth Southgate (Eng)
- Manager – Steve Holland (Eng)
- Goalkeeping Coach – Martyn Margetson (Wales)
- Fitness Coach – Chris Neville (Eng)
Considering above squad of English national team, there are some most important players are missing it seems. Basically, the current squad are depending on their last match but for upcoming biggest football event, they will get call for sure.
At first we must consider their goalkeeping position. Though, regular stopper Joe Hart is in the current team but in last match, Jack Butland participated with the team and he would play in the upcoming event of football.
Team England has most balanced defenders in the squad and in that case also some players are not in current squad. Gary Cahill, Kyle Walker, John Stones are undoubtedly top rated players but they still has some best quality alternatives like Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw. Some of them would be selected for the upcoming competition.
If we consider the midfielders of the team, they have some talented playmakers in their current squad. Ashley Young, Eric Dier, Jesse Lingard are in the squad but Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain are in the recent call up list. Sterling is passing with great form with his club Manchester City and scored goals regularly. They obviously participate in upcoming World Cup 2018.
In striking position, England has some lackings. They yet to possess top rated strikers in their squad but considering overall statistics, their forwards are good enough to lead the team. They has Jamie Vardy type forward along with Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane. But with the help of some top rated playmakers, they would fill up the lackings.