England squad for the 2022 World Cup: choose your goalkeepers for the Qatar tournament

The Three Lions’ six-game winless run is their longest since 1993, while the humiliation of Nations League relegation and growing doubts over Gareth Southgate have hardly been ideal preparation for their final run at the end of 56 years of injury during the first winter tournament.

However, England at least provided some excitement and cause for optimism in Monday night’s six-goal thriller against Germany, coming from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 until a late mistake proves so costly at Wembley.

One such mistake was made by Nick Pope, who endured a shaky night as he again came on as a substitute for Jordan Pickford, who missed the final round of internationals through injury.

Did those struggles cost the Newcastle stopper the chance to be Pickford’s No. 2 in Qatar, or will Southgate keep his faith? Will Arsenal star Aaron Ramsdale climb the pecking order after winning just three senior caps to date?

What about Manchester United’s Dean Henderson, who is now on a regular football loan at newly-promoted Nottingham Forest? Do any other goalkeepers even stand a chance, with Sam Johnstone and Fraser Forster currently heating up the Premier League benches?

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