England manager Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup.
As if often the case with squad announcements, there are always players who are going to be left very disappointed and this time around, things are no different and there are plenty of players who will feel agrieved not to be going to Russia.
We’ve taken a look at just some of the players who might feel a bit hard done by after being left out of the squad.
Players who will feel unlucky to miss out on England World Cup place
The experienced goalkeeper has had a poor season, but his experience in the dressing room could have been useful.
The Saints stopper has been nothing short of sensational this season since replacing Fraser Forster and he can find himself very unlucky to miss out on selection, especially as Jack Butland, who had a poorer season than him, was picked.
Livermore was heavily touted with a call-up, but has missed out on a place in the squad.
He has been in every Southgate squad before today, so will be disappointed to miss out on a trip to Russia.
Smalling has missed out to the likes of Harry Maguire, Eric Dier and John Stones in the England squad, which is sure to come as a disappointment.
The Manchester United defender has impressed in recent weeks, but his early season form may have sealed his fate.
Ryan Bertrand is perhaps the unlikeliest of all the players who missed out as Ashley Young and Danny Rose have both been called up ahead of him. Despite Southampton’s struggled, Bertrand has played at a high level all season and played in every single Premier League match.
The big centre-back is another who is going to be unfortunate to miss out on the squad after a sublime season at Burnley.
Wilshere was told that in order to be selected by England, he had to get a regular run of games this season. Well, he has done just that but has still missed out on the squad.
He has performed brilliantly for the Gunners this season and is very unfortunate to miss out on selection.
The Newcastle man has been superb since around Christman and is unfortunate to miss out on the squad.
He played a key role in Newcastle’s rise to a 10th placed finish and with England’s midfield not being the strongest, he is very unlucky to be left behind.
Outside of Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane, Murray has been the most prolific English striker in the division this season and can count himself a bit unfortunate to miss out on selection.
Ryan Sessegnon may only be a teenager but he’s taken the Championship by storm. His time will come in the future but he will feel a bit annoyed to have missed out on a place.
Theo Walcott played very well for Everton after joining them from Arsenal in January. He scored goals and stayed fit and couldn’t really have done much more.
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