Rohr Excited Over England 23-man World Cup Squad

Head Coach, Gareth Southgate has announced England 23-man Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr and the Nigerian Federation happy as three players of Nigerian descent were not there.

The three players of Nigerian descent that were omitted are Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, Liverpool wonder kid Dominic Solanke, and in-form Everton winger Ademola Lookman will not be displaying their wares in Russia.

Abraham and Solanke have played for the Three Lions in friendly matches, so he is eligible to represent Nigeria, while the uncapped Lookman was snubbed regardless of his dazzling end to the season that saw him directly involved in seven goals in his last five matches for RB Leipzig.

England is going to be facing the Super Eagles on June 2nd, at Wembley and Costa Rica on June 7, at Elland Road both in friendly matches before their Russia 2018 trip.

Here is England World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers (3): Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley).

Defenders (9): Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Kyle Walker, John Stones (Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jones, Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Midfielders (6): Eric Dier, Dele Alli (both Tottenham Hotspur), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea).

Forwards (5): Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) Harry Kane (Tottenham).

Standby: Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski (Burnley), Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Adam Lallana (Liverpool)

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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