Gareth Southgate to drop World Cup defender

Gareth Southgate

When he announces England’s World Cup selection. later on, Thursday, Gareth Southgate is widely anticipated to make a surprising decision by leaving out a vital defender.

This afternoon, the manager of the Three Lions will announce. the lineup of 26 players he will be taking to Qatar for the upcoming competition.

The Athletic reports that Fikayo Tomori will be left off the team, thus it’s likely that he’ll be questioned about that decision.

Since leaving Chelsea for Milan in 2021, Tomori has established himself as one of the league’s best defenders, and he played a key role in the Rossoneri’s first Scudetto since 2011.

The 24-year-old has only earned three caps for the Three Lions, and despite being named to the squad for the September internationals, he was benched for the Wembley encounter against Germany.

Tomori has struggled in both of his Champions League appearances this season against his previous club Chelsea, losing 3-0 at Stamford Bridge and being sent off in the rematch at San Siro.

Marc Guehi of Crystal Palace is also anticipated to be left out of Southgate’s team, which is good news for players like Harry Maguire, John Stones, and Eric Dier.