Prince William helped the England gamers see off Qatar when he joined Gareth Southgate to current them along with his crew’s World Cup numbers.
The Prince of Wales was a shock customer to St George’s Park on Monday evening when he joined a non-public assembly earlier than the Three Lions headed to the Center East.
England supervisor Southgate launched William, who then introduced every participant with a singular presentation field.
The field contained a jersey along with his quantity and included a photograph of every participant who had worn it in earlier World Cups.
Addressing the gamers, Prince William mentioned: “What you and Gareth have constructed right here is one thing particular, that goes with out saying.
“Play for one another, assist one another, take pleasure in it and I am certain you’ll go far.”
The Royal’s go to got here earlier than England headed to Qatar on Tuesday morning.
They start their World Cup marketing campaign subsequent Monday, enjoying Iran within the opening match of Group B.
The presentation started with captain Harry Kane, who will put on the quantity 9.
Kane will be a part of an illustrious membership of six gamers who’ve captained England to multiple males’s World Cup when he wears the armband in Qatar.
Billy Wright, Bobby Moore, Bryan Robson, David Beckham and Steven Gerrard have all had the honour of being captain at the least twice.
Jordan Pickford retains the number one jersey. Goalkeepers Nick Pope and Aaron Ramsdale have the No.13 and No.23 jerseys respectively.
Harry Maguire retains the quantity 6 he wore at Euro 2020 and the 2018 World Cup.
Jack Grealish was given quantity 7, which is what he wore at Euro 2020, whereas Jordan Henderson was given quantity 8.
Additional down the squad, Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold may have the quantity 18 on the again of his shirt, whereas Jude Bellingham moved to quantity 22, which is his Borussia Dortmund crew quantity.
Bukayo Saka went from quantity 25 to quantity 17, the Arsenal star getting the quantity worn by Jadon Sancho, who didn’t make the squad.
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Callum Wilson, who earned a call-up as Kane’s backup, is quantity 24, whereas Leicester star James Maddison will get the quantity 25 shirt.
Mentioning the rear is Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher in No.26.
It marked a special occasion for Raheem Sterling, who received the primary of his 79 England caps ten years to the day of the crew quantity announcement.
“Now right here I’m on my approach to my third World Cup, and now I’m the one with essentially the most video games,” he mentioned on Twitter. “Actuality actually may be crazier than goals typically.”
England World Cup squad numbers
- jordan pickford
- kyle walker
- luke shaw
- Declan Rice
- juan stones
- harry maguire
- Jack Grealish
- jordan henderson
- harry kane
- sterling rahim
- Mark Rashford
- kieran trippier
- nick dad
- calvin phillips
- eric dier
- Conor Coady
- Bukayo Saka
- Trent Alexander-Arnold
- mason meeting
- Phil Foden
- ben white
- Jude Bellingham
- Aaron Ramsdale
- callum wilson
- james madison
- Conor Gallagher
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