England World Cup 2022 squad list and numbers: Everyone in Qatar


Trent Alexander Arnold (Liverpool)

Selection number: 18

Will be hungry to prove doubters wrong. His offensive quality and set-pieces have never been questioned, but there are still defensive mistakes in his game that could cost his team. Missed out on the European Championship through injury after being picked for the side so now is his chance, although Southgate left him on the bench for the first game of the tournament.

say anyway: He has made almost 100 assists so far this season and is always influential in a game.

Don’t mention: Why he didn’t play during the last international break. Or that fullback is his best position.

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Conor Coady (Everton)

Selection number: 26

His positivity around the camp is so important to England’s unity harmony. That was the case last year when the Southgate team was in a biosafety bubble. Coady was the type who went about his job without fuss during training and was ready when needed. One of the natural leaders in the group.

say anyway: What did Wolves think of loaning you out and accepting such a small option?

Don’t mention: Whether he can play in a back four. Bruno Lage didn’t think he could, but didn’t last long with Coady from his team.

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Eric Dier (Tottenham)

Selection number: 15

The comeback kid who was a penalty shootout hero in the last World Cup, but lost his place in the squad and missed the European Championship. His form at the heart of a back three at Tottenham earned him a recall for the same role under Southgate. He did not make the starting line-up for the Iran game, but was called up in the 71st minute when Maguire was injured.

say anyway: Do you take a penalty in a shootout?

Don’t mention: Crowd abuse, with his brother being targeted and Dier entering the stands. His mom doesn’t go to Spurs away games.

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Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

Selection number: 6

No player is so divided under Southgate. His name is being derided at Wembley and he’s lost his place in the Manchester United squad, but the England manager has confidence in his centre-back, who has been there for the big moments in the last two tournaments.

say anyway: Form is temporary, you have reached the final stages of the last two tournaments.

Don’t mention: Crazy five seconds against Germany when he lost the ball and got a penalty.



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