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England World Cup Squad: James Maddison and Callum Wilson IN.

The 2022 World Cup takes place in Qatar starting from November 20th and ending on December 18th.

Leicester midfielder James Maddison and Newcastle Striker Callum Wilson are the new additions to Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad.

The pair have not been called-up to the squad since 2019, but recent performance for their clubs in the Premier League have earned them the call-up to the squad.

The addition of Maddison to the squad is not surprising, considering his performance in the Premier League this season.

Maddison currently holds the top spot for the number of goal involvements since August 2021.

Speaking on Maddison’s call-up, Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers said: “he is one of the best players in the Premier League.

“his level of consistency, the work ethic, the talent and what he's proven over the last few years has swung that decision for him because he’s a fantastic player”

Chelsea’s Conor Gallager and Arsenal’s Ben White have also bagged a seat on the plane, and will be going to their first senior World Cup. Recent injuries to full backs Reece James and Ben Chilwell have resulted in their call-up to the squad.

England squad veterans Kyle Walker, Kalvin Phillips, and Harry Maguire have also been included in the squad, despite a lack of match fitness due to injuries and limited game time for the trio.

England are in Group B and will face Iran on the second day of the tournament. They are joined in Group B by Wales and the United States.

England Squad:

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

Defenders: Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Eric Dier (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Conor Coady (Everton), Ben White (Arsenal), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

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

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