World Cup Squads: England’s 23 Lions

As per popular request, we’re going to take a look at the 23-man England squad heading to the FIFA World Cup that begins this Friday in Russia. Ranked 9th in the world, England were drawn as the top seeds in Group D alongside the hosts, as well as Tunisia and Honduras. They’ll play their group games in that order, beginning on Sunday 17th.

2018 FIFA WORLD CUP SQUAD: ENGLAND

 MANAGER: Martin Jol
  RECORD: Played 20 Won 16 Drawn 2 Lost 2 For 45 Against 11

 GOALKEEPERS                    CLUB              CAPS   GOALS
  1. Joe Hart                   Manchester City    79      0
 13. Jack Butland               West Brom           0      0
 14. Alex Smithies              Everton             1      0

 DEFENDERS
  2. Nathaniel Clyne            West Ham            2      0
  3. Leighton Baines            Paris SG           71      1
  4. Ryan Shawcross             Stoke              41      1
  5. Ryan Bennett               Celtic              6      0
 12. Kyle Walker                Tottenham          57      1
 11. Ryan Bertrand              Southampton         6      0
 15. Phil Jones                 Manchester Utd     53      6
 16. Chris Smalling             Manchester Utd     54      2

 MIDFIELDERS
  6. Jack Wilshere              Arsenal            52      9
  7. James Milner               Everton            57      3
 10. Nathan Redmond             Burnley             6      0
 17. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain    Manchester City    61     15
 18. Jordan Henderson           Wigan              21      0
 19. Tom Huddlestone            Tottenham          53      3
 20. Marc Linighan®             West Ham            4      0
 22. Raheem Sterling            Swansea             0      0
 23. Stewart Downing            Sunderland         49      7

 STRIKERS
  8. Theo Walcott               Manchester Utd     74     14
  9. Wayne Rooney ©             Manchester Utd    132     74
 21. Wilfried Zaha              Newcastle           4      1

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