England manager Gareth Southgate has named Tottenham Hotspur pair Harry Kane and Eric Dier in his squad for the World Cup.

This will be the first World Cup where nations are allowed to pick 26 players for the tournament, after new rules were introduced by FIFA, a slight increase on the previous 23.

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Despite some early speculation, Ryan Sessegnon has not been named in the Three Lions travelling part to Qatar.  The left wing-back was in action for Tottenham in last night’s Carabao Cup exit at Nottingham Forest and looked to have picked up yet another injury concern at the City Ground (Alasdair Gold).

Dier has not featured in a tournament for England since playing in the last World Cup which was held in 2018 in Russia, having been overlooked Southgate’s squad which made it to the final of Euro 2020 last summer.

Kane will captain his country into the tournament which sees them in Group B along with Wales, Iran and the USA.   They kick off their campaign against Iran on Monday 21st November.

SpursWeb Opinion

Kane was always a guarantee to be named in the squad, Eric Dier can be somewhat thankful that his early season form was solid after mistakes have creeped back into his game in recent weeks which included gifting goals to both Sporting CP and Liverpool.

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