Former duo Cherries named in England’s World Cup squad

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TWO former Cherries stars have been named in England’s squad for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions will leave to take part in the tournament later this month.

They will start their campaign against Iran on November 21, before also facing the United States and Wales in Group B.

And there are two former Cherries players among Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad.

Forward Callum Wilson is one of the most notable selections from the traveling squad.

The Newcastle United striker has been in fine form under Eddie Howe this season, scoring six goals in 10 Premier League appearances.

Wilson made his England debut as a Cherries player in 2018, scoring in a friendly against the United States at Wembley.

He has four caps to his name in total, but the last came back in October 2019.

The 30-year-old struggled with injuries but hit form at just the right time, selected in the squad ahead of Roma’s Tammy Abraham and Brentford striker Ivan Toney.

Another former Cherries man in the squad is goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Now with Arsenal, Ramsdale top the Premier League table and are set to compete with Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope as he seeks to add his three senior England caps.

Ben White, born in Poole, the Arsenal defender, has also been included in the 26-man squad.


Guardians: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Newcastle), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal).

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (on loan to Everton from Wolves), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle ), Kyle Walker (Manchester City) Ben White (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Maddison (Leicester City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea).

Forwards: Marcus Rashford (Man United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle).

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