England World Cup Roster Sparks Social Media Outrage

Written By Zach Tilley on November 10, 2022
england world cup roster

The England World Cup roster has been officially announced, a 26-man squad for Qatar 2022. As expected for such an anticipated event, the list of names selected has been analyzed by the media and die-hard fans everywhere, with a passionate intensity that would be expected.

However, many on social media Thursday were not happy with some of the final England World Cup cuts.

Full England World Cup Roster

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), Nick Pope (Newcastle).

Defenders: Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kyle Walker (Man City), Benjamin White (Arsenal), Harry Maguire (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Conor Coady (Everton, on loan from Wolves), Luke Shaw (Man Utd).

Midfielders: Declan Rice (West Ham), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Phillips (Man City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Mason Mount (Chelsea).

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Man City), James Maddison (Leicester City).

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Tomori Snubbed?

One hotly contested move is the inclusion of Harry Maguire as a defender over Fikayo Tomori. Maguire, a 29-year old veteran from Manchester United, and Tomori, who is 24 and playing for AC Milan. These are just a few of the tweets that sparked tens of thousands of likes.

James Maddison

On the other hand, there is overwhelming support for James Maddison, who made the team at the forward spot. Maddison, who has had a fantastic stretch with Leicester City the past few years, is somewhat viewed as a Cinderella Story … even by his own account.

England World Cup Group B Match Odds

vs. Iran

Monday, November 21st at 8 a.m. ET (Khalifa International Stadium)

vs. USMNT

Friday, November 25th at 2 p.m. ET (Al Bayt Stadium)

vs. Wales

Tuesday, November 29th at 2 p.m. ET (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium)

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