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World Cup Sky Sports writers’ votes were combined to form England’s World Cup squad for Qatar; players are listed in rank order, with Harry Maguire losing his starting spot and Jude Bellingham replacing Kalvin Phillips as regular midfield partner with Declan Rice; what happens if Harry Kane is injured at OKBET Football Games?
Which players should be named to the 26-man squad for the World Cup Sky Sports in Qatar, and who will be the first to board the plane? Following the conclusion of England’s disappointing Nations League campaign at OKBET Football Games, the composition of England’s World Cup squad will undoubtedly be the dominant talking point for the next month before Gareth Southgate names his provisional squad on October 20 and the compilation produced a number of contentious collective outcomes.
Would World Cup Sky Sports, for example, consider Harry Maguire?
Surprisingly the World Cup Sky Sports, the answer was a resounding yes, with 14 out of 20 choosing Maguire despite the Manchester United defender struggling to find form and playing only 190 league minutes this season on OKBET Football Games.
However in World Cup Sky Sports, in a reflection of England’s recent defensive woes, only one defender was ranked in the top ten – and that was John Stones, who lasted only 30 minutes against Germany on Monday before suffering a hamstring injury at OKBET Football Games.
Meanwhile, with Jordan Pickford understandably featuring prominently in every squad, the identity of his understudy remains unknown, with Nick Pope being surpassed in the collective squad by Aaron Ramsdale.
Despite Pope’s struggles against Germany, only two of our 26 journalists chose Dean Henderson over him.
What about Trent Alexander-Arnold?
Despite being regularly overlooked by Southgate and then dropped entirely from Monday’s matchday squad at OKBET Football Games, 85 percent of our writers backed the full-back as one of the 26 players they would take to Qatar.
With no fewer than six recognized full-backs in the collective squad, it’s clear that England’s optimal selections in this area remain highly uncertain.
Midfield, on the other hand, was far more clear, with Declan Rice and Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation Jude Bellingham named to every journalist’s squad.
But who should sit in for Bellingham and Rice on the plane?
The team was divided here. Jordan Henderson was chosen for every squad, but Kalvin Phillips was chosen by only 14 of our journalists, while James Ward-Prowse was chosen by 13.
Out wide, popular inclusions included Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka, and Mason Mount, all of whom were named to all 20 squads. Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho received 14 and 11 votes, respectively, after one journalist chose not to include Jack Grealish.
Finally, in both a worrying and reassuring selection, only three strikers were included in the debate, with Harry Kane’s dominance implying that the team made the England captain the only out-and-out striker in their collective top 20, with Tamara Abraham 21st and Ivan Toney 28th.
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