YOUNG GUN: England’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during a training sessionLondon: Liverpool's 19-year-old right back Trent Alexander-Arnold received a surprise call-up for England as manager Gareth Southgate put his faith in youth with his final 23-man squad for next month's World Cup. Southgate broke with convention by declining to name a provisional 30-man squad, opting instead to select his preferred 23 well before Fifa's June 4 deadline. Former national under-21s manager Southgate has championed young players since taking over in the wake of Sam Allardyce's dismissal and has named one of the most callow England squads ever to travel to a major tournament. Meanwhile, Sweden coach Janne Andersson named a squad short on household names but big on team spirit on Tuesday. "I think we showed in the qualification and the playoff that we had ... the same squad, and I think we did it really well.
Source: The Telegraph May 16, 2018 21:11 UTC