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England 2018 World Cup squad: Players react to news

Last Updated May 16 2018, 16:37Football
Kyle Walker and Harry Kane are in the England squad
Kyle Walker and Harry Kane are in the England squad

Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man England squad to take to the World Cup next month, and the majority of players shared their excitement on social media.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were among the surprise inclusions, while Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were some players who missed out - see the announcement and full squad details here.

The squad are due to begin training together next week, but players from Manchester United and Chelsea, who are involved in the FA Cup final, and Champions League finalists Liverpool will be given extra time off.

England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18 and play further group games against Panama and Belgium.

Prior to that, they have friendlies against Nigeria at Wembley and Costa Rica at Elland Road (Leeds) on June 2 and June 7 respectively.

See how the players reacted, below...

Jack Butland on his World Cup call
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And...Sporting Life's assessment of the squad:

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Odds correct as of 1420 16/05/2018

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