Southampton left-back Luke Shaw has admitted that it is a "weird" feeling to go to the World Cup with England at just 18 years old, even if he did hope one day to represent his country on the biggest international stage.
Shaw said that he was fully expecting just to watch the tournament at home, as he had done four years ago, especially as he had not heard from manager Roy Hodgson the night before the squad was revealed.
"Four years ago, I was sat at home watching it on my sofa," Shaw told Southampton's official website. "It is going to be so weird.
"I thought everyone was getting a phone call on Sunday night. I was speaking with Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert asking if they had got one and once it went past 10pm none of us had had the call so we thought we were among the seven not going.
"When the squad came out the next afternoon me and my family sat there thinking 'I'm 18 and I'm going to a World Cup'."
Shaw has been capped once by England so far.