England’s 26-man World Cup squad appear in good spirits as they meet for the first time in St George’s Park ahead of the trip to Qatar, just ONE WEEK before the opening game against Iran
- England players arrive at St George’s Park before traveling to Qatar this week
- The Three Lions smile as they look forward to the start of next week’s World Cup
- James Maddison shows no signs of injury that caused him to be substituted this weekend
- England will start their World Cup campaign against Iran next Monday afternoon
England’s players have arrived at St George’s Park before traveling to Qatar in a week for their World Cup opener against Iran.
The Three Lions stars appear to be in good spirits as they greeted each other on England’s training ground, excited to represent their country at this month’s tournament.
James Maddison showed no discomfort from the injury he sustained in Leicester’s win over West Ham on Saturday and looked pleased to be back at Burton base.
Harry Kane greets Jude Bellingham as the pair arrive at St George’s Park ahead of the World Cup
James Maddison appeared to be a laughing stock and showed no sign of his weekend injury at West Ham
Callum Wilson was delighted to be back in the England squad after his good form this year
Mason Mount welcomes Callum Wilson back as the English pair arrive at the training center
Callum Wilson also smiled for Ivan Toney and Tammy Abraham, thanks to his current squad for England’s World Cup squad.
The players come through the fog and mist that surrounded the complex, with captain Harry Kane giving Jude Bellingham a big welcoming handshake, while former Man City team-mates Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling hugged each other with a hug.
Grealish’s current City friends, Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips, were also happy to be part of the salute, despite both having no playing time this season due to injury. However, both are expected to be ready for selection in Qatar.
Manchester City pair Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips come out of the cold in Burton today
Jack Grealish gives former Man City team-mate Raheem Sterling a big hug on arrival today
Conor Coady and Eric Dier hug before meeting the England squad in Burton
The squad travels to Doha tomorrow, before starting first practice on Wednesday and media duties on Sunday.
England will then begin their World Cup campaign against Iran on Monday, with a kick-off time of 1pm, prompting many fans to settle on how best to watch Gareth Southgate’s men open their tournament.
They will then face off against the US and Wales in Group B, the only World Cup group to have three teams in the top 20 of the FIFA rankings.
The players will return to Premier League action on Boxing Day, just eight days after the World Cup final has taken place.
Handshakes for fullbacks Kyle Walker and Luke Shaw in the corridors of St George’s Park
Jordan Pickford and John Stones in conversation today as they arrive to travel to the World Cup