Chris Smalling, whose final England look got here nearly a yr in the past, has missed out after falling out of favour underneath Southgate.
Lingard and Rashford have all the time been a part of Southgate’s plans, whereas Younger has compelled his manner again into the England aspect for the primary time since 2013.
Jones was included within the final World Cup squad again in 2014, however this would be the first finals for the aforementioned trio.
England’s #WorldCup 2018 squad:
Goalkeepers: Butland, Pickford, Pope
Defenders: Stones, Jones, Walker, Cahill, Rose, Maguire, Alexander-Arnold, Younger, Trippier
Midfielders: Henderson, Dier, Alli, Lingard, Sterling, Delph, Loftus-Cheek
Forwards: Kane, Vardy, Rashford, Welbeck
— 101 Nice Objectives (@101greatgoals) May 16, 2018
Even if you happen to battle to get passionate in regards to the England nationwide workforce, the sight of two homegrown gamers have working their manner from obscurity simply a few years in the past to the head of the gorgeous sport is one thing each United fan can take pleasure in.
England will, at finest, get knocked out by Colombia within the second spherical of the competitors, however for Lingard and Rashford that doesn’t actually matter within the grand scheme of issues. To go to the World Cup in itself, to really feel the grandeur of the occasion and step out onto that stage, will solely assist them proceed to develop as each gamers and people.