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England squad at the 2022 World Cup voted by Ferdinand: 3 defenders must be present

01 Apr 2022 | 11:58 | Football

Recently, Rio Ferdinand has selected 11 names that he thinks will be the optimal squad of the Three Lions at the 2022 World Cup.

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 Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford: Despite the rise of Aaron Ramsdale, Ferdinand believes Pickford will still be a reliable choice.

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Center-back – Reece James: Considered the best right-back today, but Ferdinand arranged James to play in the role of a right-sided centre-back – a position where Chelsea stars also play quite well. 

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Center-back – Kyle Walker: Man Utd legend surprised when he wanted Walker to play in the center of a 3-man defence. 

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Centre-back – Harry Maguire: Despite showing poor form at Man Utd, Ferdinand still appreciates Maguire’s influence on England. 

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Right-back – Trent Alexander-Arnold: The star on the Liverpool payroll is going through a sublime season, worthy of being in this squad. 

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Left-back – Luke Shaw: It is not surprising that Shaw is still a reliable choice on the left corridor. 

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Defensive midfielder – Declan Rice: The 23-year-old star is an important nucleus in England’s midfield. 

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Central midfielder – Jude Bellingham: The 18-year-old star with comprehensive defensive ability is expected to shine in the next World Cup.

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Attacking midfielder – Phil Foden: With smart play, the star of Man City can shine in any role. 

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Striker – Raheem Sterling: The 27-year-old striker is the name that coach Gareth Southgate believes in. 

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Striker – Harry Kane: Tottenham’s star is still an almost irreplaceable name. 

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 England squad at the 2022 World Cup voted by Ferdinand

Endo | 11:58 01/04/2022