Joe Hart to be left out of England's 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

James Tarkowski is hopeful of representing England national team at the World Cup. Such is the case of England where every position has more than four good players.

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.

The 31-year-old has been England's first choice goalkeeper for the last three major tournaments and has 75 worldwide caps.

The 31 year-old's probable omission from the England squad is not altogether surprising, but certainly welcome, with Southgate seemingly choosing players in form, rather than by name and previous pedigree.


Burnley's Nick Pope is expected to be the third-choice goalkeeper, with Stoke City's Jack Butland and Everton's Jordan Pickford battling to be number one.

The times, at least as far as England goalkeepers are concerned, are a-changing. However, Heaton can still make it to Russian Federation as he is expected to be Southgate's fourth choice if Pope, Pickford or Butland sustains injury before the tournament.

The 23-man England squad is due to be confirmed by Southgate on Wednesday afternoon.

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