Gareth Southgate has announced England’s squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar largely sticking to the team which has delivered admirable results for the one-time champions.

Southgate has rewarded James Maddison with a callup with the midfielder one of the most consistent performers for Leicester despite their struggles in the Premier League. The playmaker, who has just one previous appearance for England to his name, has scored six goals and provided four assists this season.

Man City duo Kyle Walker and Kelvin Phillips will also be on the plane to Qatar after shaking off their injuries in time with Phillips making his return to the playing field for the first time since September against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.

Reece James’s absence due to a knee injury means Ben White gets the nod while Marcus Rashford is also set to return after being dropped.

England’s Squad for the FIFA World Cup:

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

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Everton), 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), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham)

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

Germany, Belgium,FranceBrazil, Japan and Denmark have announced their squads as well.

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