Aston Villa stars Tyrone Mings and Ollie Watkins miss out as England World Cup squad confirmed

Aston Villa stars Mings & Watkins not in England World Cup squad

Aston Villa will have no representation in the England squad at the Qatar World Cup, it has been confirmed. Gareth Southgate’s official 26-man roster was revealed at 2pm on Thursday, November 10.

The Villa players in best contention for a spot were arguably centre back Tyrone Mings, striker Ollie Watkins and veteran wing-back Ashley Young - but they all miss out. Instead, the likes of Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Ben White and Callum Wilson have made the selection.

Many Villans fans will be disappointed not to see any of Unai Emery’s players in the England team, however, there are a few names already confirmed to be in different international squads. These include Polish duo Matty Cash and Jan Bednarek, as well as Leander Dendoncker for Belgium.

England 2022 World Cup squad in full

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Newcastle), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal).

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham).

Forwards: Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), James Maddison (Leicester), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle).

What are England’s World Cup fixtures?

The Three Lions’ first Group B game, against Iran, kicks off at 1pm on Monday, November 21. They then take on the USA on November 25, before rounding off the group stage with a heated fixture vs Wales on November 29.