The English world cup selection: lions of my own breeding

The 23-man world cup selection of English coach Gareth Southgate is composed exclusively of players from the Premier League. Not unique for The Three Lions.

Harry Kane © Belga Image

“Two years ago, I looked in France with my friends to England. Now I’m sitting on the plane to Russia. How things have changed’, said Harry Maguire his joy on Twitter. The 25-year-old central defender from Leicester City can prepare for its first major tournament as an international.

Manchester Unitedspits Marcus Rashford, who already was at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016, tweette a message for his mother: “After your years on the sidelines stood in the cold and rain, we go to the world cup, mama!’

In addition to Maguire and Rashford selected by coach Gareth Southgate only guys from the Dutch league. In total deliver no less than ten of the twenty Premier essentially a cove one or more world CHAMPIONSHIPS-goers.

Tottenham Hotspur will see the most – five – internationals to Russia leave: Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Eric Animal, Kieran Trippier and Dele Alli.

What with the Red Devils has become unthinkable, it is not unusual for The Three Lions. Both at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2016 and 2012 as the world cup of 2010 and 1998 were all shortlisted for a British employer. For the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2008 could the English do not qualify. At the 2014 world cup in Brazil played only one player in the abroad. The former Celtic Glasgowdoelman Fraser Forster, now not called up, came not from the bank on the tournament.

David Beckham (Real Madrid) Owen Hargreaves (Bayern Munich) were the examples in the 2006 world cup and the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2004. The same Hargreaves played during the world cup 2002 also already employed by Bayern, Beckham was still at Manchester United. And at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2000 was Steve McManaman of Real Madrid the only exception.

A selection of his own breeding is not a guarantee of success: England became the last twenty years never been further than the quarterfinals of a major tournament. To the men of Southgate in order to change.

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