England squad for the World Cup: James Maddison and Callum Wilson included as Gareth Southgate names his 26-man squad for Qatar 2022 | Soccer News

Leicester midfielder James Maddison has been included in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad for the 2022 World Cup, along with Newcastle striker Callum Wilson.

Neither player has played for England since 2019 but the club’s recent form has seen them earn a call-up for the Qatar tournament, which starts on November 20.

Maddison last played for England on November 14, 2019 in a 7-0 win over Montenegro in Euro 2020 qualifying.

Wilson’s last international cap came exactly a month before, on October 14, 2019, in a 6-0 win over Bulgaria, also in Euro 2020 qualifying.

Among England players, Maddison has had one of the highest goal tally since August 2021, while Wilson has scored six Premier League goals this season along with two assists.

James Maddison has had the most goal involvements of any English player in the Premier League since August 2021

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England’s full World Cup squad…

Guardians: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), Nick Pope (Newcastle).

Defenders: Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kyle Walker (Man City), Benjamin White (Arsenal), Harry Maguire (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Conor Coady ( Everton, on loan from Wolves), Luke Shaw (Man Utd).

Midfielders: Declan Rice (West Ham), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Phillips (Man City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Mason Mount (Chelsea).

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Man City), James Maddison (Leicester City ).

England Group B schedule

Monday, November 21 – England v Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick off 1pm)

Friday, November 25 – England v USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Tuesday, November 29 – Wales v England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

What is England’s potential route to the final?*

If England/Wales win Group B…

Sunday December 4 – last 16: England vs Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Saturday 10 December – Quarter-final: England vs France (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Wednesday 14 December – Semi-final: England vs Belgium (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Sunday 18 December – Final: England vs Netherlands (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick off 3pm)

If England/Wales finish second in Group B…

Saturday 3 December – last 16: Netherlands vs England (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)

Friday, December 9 – Quarter-final: England vs Argentina (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 7pm)

Tuesday 13 December – Semi-final: England vs Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Sunday 18 December – Final: England vs France (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 3pm)

*Based on highest FIFA World Rankings finishing top of respective groups and winning knockout matches

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