Joe Hart Won't Be Part Of England's 23 Man World Cup Squad

Benfica's Serbian forward Andrija Zivkovic celebrates with his teammates Benfica's defender Andre Almeida and Benfica's Greek midfielder Andreas Samaris after scoring during the Portuguese Cup semi-final second leg football match SL Benfica

Benfica's Serbian forward Andrija Zivkovic celebrates with his teammates Benfica's defender Andre Almeida and Benfica's Greek midfielder Andreas Samaris after scoring during the Portuguese Cup semi-final second leg football match SL Benfica

However, Wilshere has started just 12 Premier League games this season at Arsenal and was not named in Arsene Wenger final two matches with of the campaign due to the birth of his child. Hart now has 75 caps for his country, the third most in England's history.

England manager Gareth Southgate will announce his squad on Wednesday, but we understand he has decided against taking Hart as his third choice goalkeeper behind Stoke City's Jack Butland and Everton's Jordan Pickford.

Gareth Southgate isn't due to announce his final 23-man England squad for the 2018 World Cup until Wednesday afternoon, but it's been leaked today that Joe Hart will nearly certainly not be part of it.

England face Nigeria at Wembley and Costa Rica at Elland Road next month in friendlies before they travel to Russian Federation for their opener against Tunisia.

The West Ham United goalkeeper has struggled for form in recent seasons, most notably during his ill-fated loan spell at Serie A side Torino, and has made a series of high-profile errors during his time at the London Stadium.

Everton's Jordan Pickford remains the favourite to be England's No.1 in Russian Federation.

"We had the best defensive record in Europe".

What's your take? Let us know in the comment section below. "I would play lots of these talented young players". I said that before the last game and he had a very good performance against Brazil.

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