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Joe Hart to miss out on England World Cup squad?

Joe Hart to miss out on England squad?
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England boss Gareth Southgate reportedly tells goalkeeper Joe Hart that he will not feature in his 23-man squad for the World Cup.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has reportedly been told that he will not feature in England's squad for the World Cup.

At the start of the season, Hart linked up with West Ham United and the long-time Three Lions number one had hoped that a strong campaign on loan at the Hammers would lead to him retaining his place for the tournament in Russia.

However, while making 23 appearances in all competitions, the 31-year-old has found himself in and out of the team and it appears that has counted against the experienced stopper.

According to The Sun, Southgate has already addressed the situation with Hart in person, with the national team boss informing the player that he will not have the chance to add to his 75 caps.

The decision appears to open up the door for Burnley's Nick Pope, who featured in an international squad for the first time as recently as March.

Everton's Jordan Pickford and Stoke City's Jack Butland are expected to go head to head to become first choice at the competition.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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