England national football team-football squad for FIFA World cup 2022


The Three Lions reached the semi-finals on Russian soil in 2018 and the final of the Euro 2020, with a wealth of exciting options now available.


The countdown to the 2022 World Cup has begun well and honestly, with 26 seats on the Qatar-bound flight now ready to grab Gareth Southgate together as he plans to get another chance at world glory with England.


The Three Lions reached the semi-finals in Russia four years ago. Still, they failed to face Croatia, reaching the final at Wembley Stadium in Euro 2020 before suffering from penalties against Italy.


Positive steps are being taken in the right direction, but can the 56-year wait for tangible success in the Middle East be ended, and who will be tasked with securing major silverware? GOAL looks at the optimists who are eager to see their names called.


Which goalkeepers will make up the England squad for the 2022 World Cup?



Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been Southgate’s favorite among the sticks. He mixes his stopping ability with superb distribution on the deck, looking guaranteed to cut if it fits. The same can be said of Aaron Ramsdale after his eye-catching campaign for Arsenal, with another 23-year-old feeling as comfortable with his feet as he is with his hands.



Burnley’s Nick Pope has often been 3rd in the England standings, and he hopes the trend will continue when some big calls are made ahead of a fantastic event in November. Sam Johnston plays football at West Bromwich Albion but remains in contention. At the same time, Dean Henderson hopes to move away from Manchester United this summer, allowing him to find the regular minutes he needs and craves.



Etienne Green has been making a name for himself at Saint-Etienne in France but, along with fellow England Under-21 international Joseph Borsik of Stoke, remains a name for the future. Fraser Forster has been in and around the top teams before while also moving to Tottenham this summer, but he will need sudden setbacks to endure by others to see a clear path for them.



  • Jordan Pickford
  • Aaron Ramsdale
  • Nick Pope
  • Dean Henderson
  • Fraser Forster
  • Sam Johnstone

Who are the defenders who will make up the England squad for the 2022 World Cup?



Several points in Southgate’s defensive unit appear to be complete, with ten players vying to win England’s last 23.


Manchester United’s Harry Maguire, Manchester City midfielder John Stones, United and Chelsea left-back Luke Shaw, Ben Chilwell, and Arsenal’s multi-talented Ben White are expected to get the nod.


There is much more competition at right-back, with Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold, Chelsea full-back Rhys James and Newcastle newbie Kieran Trippier all battling for one berth.



Outside the established elite, Tyrone Mings’ value as a left-wing midfielder could see the Aston Villa man called up. Wolverhampton’s Conor Cody, AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori, Eric Dier, and Joe Gomez of Tottenham and Liverpool can see if fortune is on their side.


James Justin has caught the eye at Leicester, but he faces stiff competition in his favorite defensive berths. Appreciation may come to the likes of Marc Guehy of Crystal Palace or Trevoh Chaluba of Chelsea as they continue their development.



  • John Stones
  • Harry Maguire
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • Kyle Walker
  • Ben Chilwell
  • Luke Shaw
  • Reece James
  • Ben White
  • Conor Coady
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Tyrone Mings
  • Fikayo Tomori
  • Tyrone Mings
  • James Justin
  • Eric Dier
  • Trevor Chalobah
  • Trick Mitchell


Who will the midfielders make up the England squad for the 2022 World Cup?



Eight other choices seem apparent regarding midfield anchors, with West Ham defending champion Declan Rice, talented teenager Judd Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea playmaker Mason Mount and youngster Phil Foden of Manchester City among those at the lowest price.


As Manchester City’s most expensive British footballer, Jack Grealish is almost guaranteed another ticket, along with Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Leeds United’s Calvin Phillips.


Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson hopes he’s done enough to earn a call from Southgate, while Conor Gallagher’s impressive loan spell at Crystal Palace has him in contention.



Emile Smith Rowe’s progress at Arsenal makes him a creative option, combined with Southampton star James Ward-Prowse’s set-piece ability. At the same time, Jesse Lingard cannot be wholly ruled out despite his struggles for minutes at Manchester United, where he will fall into a free-agent pool.



James Maddison may be a key player for Leicester, but other playmakers are ahead of him in the England depth chart, while the same can be said of Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – a man who has had 35 caps to his name.


Dele Alli will need to produce something special during his loan spell to relegation-threatened Everton to get back to the top spot. At the same time, Chelsea’s local star Ruben Loftus-Cheek is another unpopular figure since appearing in England’s run to the championship.


Selection odds


  • Declan Rice
  • Phil Foden
  • Bukayo Saka
  • Jack Grealish
  • Jude Bellingham
  • Mason Mount
  • Kalvin Phillips
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Conor Gallagher
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Emile Smith Rowe
  • James Maddison
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Eberechi Eze
  • Jacob Ramsey
  • Harvey Barnes
  • Anthony Gordon
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Dele Alli

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