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Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 16:07
Hart, Wilshere 'left out of' England's World Cup squad
By Xinhua
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 16:07 By Xinhua

West Ham United's English goalkeeper Joe Hart looks on during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United at the DW Stadium in Wigan, northwest England, on Jan 27, 2018. (OLI SCARFF / AFP)

LONDON - Goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Jack Wilshere have been left out of England's World Cup squad by head coach Gareth Southgate, reports said on Tuesday.  

Hart, 31, has won 75 caps and conceded 39 goals in 19 Premier League games for West Ham, while Arsenal's 26-year-old Wilshere, who has had an injury-plagued career, managed 38 appearances this season.

Southgate will reveal his 23-man squad for the tournament in Russia on Wednesday, according to the BBC.

Hart has been England's first-choice goalkeeper for the last three major tournaments - Euro 2012, the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, as well as the qualifiers for this summer's event - but he has only played in one of the past five games under Southgate.

Everton's Jordan Pickford is likely to be England's number one this summer, with Stoke City's Jack Butland also a contender.

Wilshere has won 34 caps, scoring twice. His last appearance for his country was the Euro 2016 last-16 defeat by Iceland.  

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