Change is in the air for the England football, it seems, as far as its squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018 is concerned. Manager Gareth Southgate has announced a relatively young 23-man squad, which has a few high-profile omissions.
What caught the eye was how the official Twitter handle of the England football team chose to announce the squad—through a video where people are seen shouting out the names of the players who made the cut.
Some of the notable omissions were goalkeeper Joe Hart (West Ham), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Jach Wilshere (Arsenal) and Theo Walcott (Everton).
Uncapped Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has made just three appearances for England U-21 team, and Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek (on loan from Crystal Palace), who has played just twice for England's senior team, have been included in the World Cup squad.
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)
Defenders: John Stones (Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Phil Jones (Manchester Utd), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Young (Manchester Utd), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Midfielders: Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Jesse Lingard (Manchester Utd), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City)
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Marcus Rashford (Manchester Utd), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).
(With inputs from Reuters)