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England World Cup 2018 squad latest reports: Heartbreak for Ryan Bertrand

England World Cup squad latest reports: Heartbreak for Bertrand

16/05/2018 at 13:05Updated 16/05/2018 at 14:07

Who is in and who is out? Catch up with all the latest reports as news of England's 2018 World Cup squad starts to leak out.

The official squad announcement is due to be made on Wednesday as Gareth Southgate names his final 23-man squad for the World Cup.

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However as is often the case with World Cup squads reports have already started to leak out from a variety of different sources.

Keep refreshing this page to keep up-to-date with live updates as we build up to the full announcement.

Tuesday 15th May 22:00 - Heartbreak for Bertrand, Rose and Young sneak in

Ashley Young is also set to be included in the 23-man travelling party. It means Southgate has three options at left-back, with Fabian Delph also capable of filling in after being deployed successfully in that position by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Tuesday 15th May 17:00 - Wilshere out, Delph and Livermore in

The next story came a few hours later on Tuesday as Jack Wilshere was the next big name to be mentioned as cut.

Fabian Delph will be selected as a midfielder according to reports, despite the fact that he has played primarily at left-back this season for Manchester City and has not played for England since November 2015. Jake Livermore is also reportedly set to earn a surprise call-up.

Wilshere's injury record this season, despite his huge steps forward, were reportedly behind Southgate's decision and the Arsenal midfielder himself did not expect to be included.

Tuesday May 15th 12:00 - Joe Hart left out

The first reports to break came in the goalkeeping department as it was rumoured that Joe Hart would be left out of Southgate's plans.

Hart was reportedly told by Southgate via phone on Monday that he would not be taken with Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford battling for the No.1 slot and Nick Pope expected to go as third-choice.

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