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3 harsh exclusions from the England World Cup squad 

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3.16K   //    18 May 2018, 11:10 IST

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Injury has dented Lallana's dream of playing in a World Cup

Gareth Southgate has selected his final 23-man squad for the World Cup headed to Russia and there are some massive omissions and surprise additions to the list.

Southgate opted to choose Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, and Nick Pope as his three goalkeeping options. 19-year-old Liverpool breakthrough full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has been called up in the defence that constitutes Gary Cahill, Fabian Delph, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Ashley Young

With Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek the midfield options at the manager's disposal, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling Jamie Vardy and Danny Welbeck are his attacking options.

Here we look at three players who will be the most gutted with their exclusions.


#3 Adam Lallana

One of England most fluent attacking and creative options, Adam Lallana is only on the standby list and not in the main 23-man squad. After an injury-hit campaign that saw the player hardly feature for the rampant Liverpool side this season, Southgate has made a hard call by leaving Lallana out.

Lallana has been part of the England set-up for the last five years and been a constant in the side's travels and qualification. The midfielder will be devastated by the decision and will be missed in the attacking third for England. Lallana has made 34 prior appearances for England and was also named England Player of the Year in 2016.

The Englishman over the last five seasons has been one of the most consistent players at the club and international level. After returning from a lengthy absence Lallana picked up a hamstring injury late in the season and could have dented his chances.

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