The World Cup is just around the corner and England have announced the squad that will travel to Russia to try to bring the trophy home.
Gareth Southgate has surprisingly named a younger squad than many you would normally expect to see at a competition of such high importance.
One teenager, Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander -Arnold, has been selected in the sude The right-back has risen to fame at Anfield this season and has become one of the first names on the team sheet.
However, Alexander-Arnold is not the first teenager to emerge out of nowhere and make their way into the World Cup squad.
We’ve taken a look the teenagers that made it into England World Cup squads since they first qualified back in 1950.
Rio Ferdinand was selected for the 1998 World Cup in France when he was 19 years old and still playing for West Ham United.
He had made three England appearances prior to his selection.
Owen had scored 23 goals for Liverpool in the 1997/1998 season a he was rewarded with a call-up to the World Cup squad for the tournament in 1998,
Owen scored one of his country’s most famous goals against Argentina, but it wasn’t enough to prevent them from being knocked out on penalties.
Aaron Lennon was selected for the World Cup in Germany in 2006 when he was 19. He had yet to play for England but came on twice as a substitute.
Theo Walcott was the surprise choice of the 2006 World Cup squad as he had only made 13 senior appearances in his career at the time.
Walcott didn’t make an appearance but manager Sven Goran-Eriksson said he chose him so he could use it as experience.
As a 19-year-old, Sterling started all three group stage fixtures for England at the World Cup in 2014 but England’s tournament was cut short as they failed to get out of the group stage.
An 18-year-old Luke Shaw was selected for the World Cup in Brazil as Roy Hodgson surprisingly left out Ashley Cole.
Shaw made one appearance at the tournament, in a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica. He was the youngest player to feature at the 2014 World Cup.
The latest teenager to be selected is, of course, Trent Alexander-Arnold. He looks set to be England’s second choice right-back behind Kyle Walker, but if Walker is used as centre-back, then we may get to see Alexander-Arnold feature in the biggest tournament in the world.