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Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Get Involved #bbcfootball

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    Sam, Eastbourne: Would’ve loved to see Milner in the squad. I think our midfield looks a bit flimsy. I’ve been crunching the numbers on my desktop and I don’t see us getting out of the group.

    Sam C: I do hope Southgate asked Milner to come out of retirement. I am big on my stats and Milner has the record for the most assists in the Champions League ever this year with nine. Based on that he is one of the best midfielders in Europe, very sad he isn't going to Russia.

  2. 'You deserve it'

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    No James Milner for England after he retired from international football back in August 2016, but the in-form Liverpool midfielder has praised two of his team-mates - Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson - for their call-ups.

    James Milner
  3. From the stands to the World Cup

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    We've already heard from Leicester defender Harry Maguire, but this latest tweet is a good one.

    Two years ago he was watching England from the stands, now in the World Cup he could be commanding things at the heart of defence.

    Harry Maguire
  4. Who will captain England this summer in Russia?

    Ex-England midfielder Frank Lampard believes Harry Kane has the credentials to be England captain at the World Cup.

    The former England midfielder (speaking before the squad was announced) will be part of the BBC Sport team in Russia and you can watch his views on Kane and some other English players in the video below.

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    Video caption: Frank Lampard - Kane has credentials to be England captain
  5. 'Let's do this'

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    Short and simple from Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck. The 27-year-old has 15 England goals in 37 international appearances. Ten goals this season for the Gunners, but none in the last eight games of the campaign.

    Danny Welbeck
  6. 'An absolute honour'

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    Leicester City defender Harry Maguire only made his international debut in the last World Cup qualifier against Lithuania in October, with England already secured of a place in Russia.

    But the 25-year-old has clearly impressed and is delighted to be on the plane.

    Harry Maguire
  7. Get Involved #bbcfootball

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    Tim: England or rather Gareth Southgate not taking Jack Wilshere to the World Cup just highlights the lack of ambition we have. Take Loftus-Cheek who has no experience in big games instead of a player who can come off the bench and change a game?

    Alex: Not taking Jonjo Shelvey to the World Cup is a mistake.

    Dan‏: Wilshere and Shelvey’s exclusion on what basis? Too much creativity for Southgate's liking? Lost for words how they don’t even make standby over relegated Spurs reject Jake Livermore.

    Keep your thoughts coming in on Twitter, via the hashtag #bbcfootball.

    Jonjo Shelvey
  8. 'Amazing feeling'

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    It is a second World Cup for Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, who played for England four years ago in Brazil.

    Raheem Sterling
  9. 'We will give it our all'

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    What a season it has been for Tottenham wing-back Kieran Trippier, who has featured 39 times for his club in all competitions and now has a World Cup to look forward to.

    Kieran Trippier
  10. 'An honour to represent the Three Lions'

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    Trent Alexander-Arnold only started a Premier League game for the first time in January 2017, What a year and a half it has been for him. Now the 19-year-old is in the England squad.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold
  11. 'A move away from experience'

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    Rob Green

    Huddersfield goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

    I think Gareth Southgate has got a squad to be excited about. It buys the team some time in terms of if it doesn't go right, they can say this is not the tournament they were targeting, it is a squad for the future. There are five or six players with experience in the squad but a young squad.

    On form those are the best three goalies in the squad but there are not a lot of caps between them. But they will be invited to squads in the future.

    If you look at the successful sides like Manchester City, they have gone for someone as young as you can get in Ederson, a baby in goalkeeping terms.

    Modern day football moving away from experience, you look at guys and say if good enough old enough. Hart is not even on standby, that is a conscious move to move away and give youngsters a go and blood them in tournaments.

  12. 'No words to describe the feeling'

    At the time of the last World Cup in 2014, Jamie Vardy had yet to make his Premier League debut, in 2010 he was still at eighth tier Stocksbridge Park Steels.

    Now fast forward eight years and he is a Premier League title winner, has played in a Champions League quarter-final and is now heading for the World Cup

    Jamie Vardy
  13. 'Get me to Russia'

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    Four years ago Dele Alli was playing for MK Dons in League One, now the Tottenham midfielder can look forward to his first World Cup.

    Dele Alli
  14. 'Something extra special'

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland writes on Instagram: "Every call-up is an honour but a World Cup call-up is something extra special.

    "I've always dreamt of this moment and can't wait for the couple of months. Let's go England."

    Jack Butland
  15. 'Mum, we're off to the World Cup'

    Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford has tweeted his delight at being included in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.

    Marcus Rashford
  16. Neville optimistic about England

    Gareth Southgate to name England World Cup squad

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Gary Neville was assistant manager to Roy Hodgson during England's last World Cup campaign, which ended with a disappointing exit at the group stage. It got little better at Euro 2016, when England were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Iceland.

    However, when I spoke to Neville earlier this week, he said he hoped the experiences of those two tournaments would be a benefit to Gareth Southgate and his squad.

    (Before the squad was announced) Neville said: "I hope the experiences of the previous two tournaments can stand the likes of Rashford, Stones, Sterling, Kane, Dier and Dele Alli in good stead. Tournaments are tough. It would be wrong to put too much pressure on the team. It would be wrong just to say we are going to get out of the group.

    "Ultimately, England should always feel they are going to do well. I always remain optimistic."

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    Video caption: Southgate will pick a 'progressive England squad' - Neville
  17. Southgate on Joe Hart's omission

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    England manager Gareth Southgate has explained his decision to leave out Joe Hart, who has gained 75 caps and featured in the last three major tournaments.

    Southgate said: “With Joe, we’ve got three other goalkeepers who have had very good seasons and the decision I was faced with was do I keep Joe in and have experience around the group? Or give the three guys who have basically had a better season a chance?

    "We felt the players all needed to be in on merit after their performances this season."

    Joe Hart and Gareth Southgate
  18. From the eighth tier to the World Cup

    Gareth Southgate names England World Cup squad

    Bury town tweet on Nick Pope

    Suffolk non-league side Bury Town have tweeted a picture of a very young Nick Pope.

    Pope was on the books of Ipswich Town as a youngster but released and joined Bury Town aged 16 in 2008 and spent three years there.

    During that time Pope helped Bury Town to the title in the Southern League Division One Midlands division - the eighth tier of English football, before joining Charlton in 2011 and then Burnley in 2016.

  19. Third youngest England squad

    This will be the third youngest England squad ever. In 1958 they went out in the group phase without a win after drawing three times and losing once. In 2006 they reached the quarter-finals before losing 3-1 to Portugal on penalties after it had finished goalless.

    Opta Joe
  20. The England squad club by club

    Eleven different clubs are represented in Gareth Southgate's 23-man squad. Tottenham have the most with five players, with four from both Manchester City and Manchester United.

    Arsenal: Danny Welbeck.

    Burnley: Nick Pope.

    Chelsea: Gary Cahill.

    Crystal Palace: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea).

    Everton: Jordan Pickford

    Leicester: Harry Maguire, Jamie Vardy.

    Liverpool: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson

    Manchester City: Fabian Delph, Raheem Sterling, John Stones, Kyle Walker

    Manchester United: Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Ashley Young

    Stoke: Jack Butland.

    Tottenham: Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier.

    Dele Alli and Harry Kane