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England's goalkeeper dilemma

There have been doubts regarding England's No.1 shirt. While there have been many contenders, we still wait to see who will start in Russia.

Feature 27 Feb 2018, 12:04 IST
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It should not be too tough for the English boss, Gareth Southgate to name the outfield for the June 18 opener in the 2018 WC against Tunisia, but the custodian's role is a major worry.

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Hart, Butland, Pickford, Pope, Heaton, Forster?

ENGLAND has four friendly internationals before their first game at the 2018 World Cup.

The national boss will already have a strong idea of his starting XI for the opener in Volgograd but the goalkeeping situation is a major worry. Not because there aren't many options, but because none of them have that serious International exposure except for Joe Hart, who is perhaps in the worst form of his life.

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Both Pickford and Butland will be having their eye on an England start for the WC

The English team looks exciting with a squad boasting of young talent and also experience. Led by the talismanic Harry Kane upfront, outfield player selection won't be a major headache for the boss, but when it comes to the role of the shot stopper - which has often been England's Achilles heel, we are not sure who will be handed the No.1 shirt.

The English contingent is full of talented goalkeepers but with the past experiences in Paul Robinson and Robert Green, Southgate will think twice before he finally makes a call.

Southgate is approaching the World Cup unsure of who his three goalkeepers should be. Joe Hart and Fraser Forster are finding it hard to even get into their club sides, while Stoke’s Jack Butland made a dreadful error at Leicester on Saturday but still made several wonderful saves.

Let us try to find who could be the probable goalkeeper for the Three Lions in Russia.

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