Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere and Gary Cahill have all missed out on England’s World Cup squad, sources have said, as manager Gareth Southgate overhauls the team that will compete in Russia.
Southgate chose to omit West Ham goalkeeper Hart in favour of Burnley No. 1 Nick Pope, with Arsenal midfielder Wilshere’s space set to go to Manchester City’s Fabian Delph, sources said ahead of Wednesday’s confirmation of the 23-man squad.
There is also no place for former England captain Cahill, with Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski on standby for a spot in Russia.
Hart had been expected to join England as third-choice goalkeeper behind Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland despite his disappointing season on loan from Manchester City.
Pope has yet to be capped by England, having only made his Premier League debut last September following an injury to Burnley teammate and England international Tom Heaton.
The 26-year-old was named in the squad for the recent friendlies against Netherlands and Italy, however, and he is now set to make his senior debut against either Nigeria or Costa Rica in the final warm-up games next month ahead of the World Cup.
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