England Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

England World Cup Squad Photos

The Three Lions have a long history of underperforming on soccer’s biggest stage, so much so that expectations are unreasonably low for Gareth Southgate’s team. The squad, ranked No. 13 in the world, is actually quite good and should advance easily to the knockout rounds. What’s more, a long run is not out of the question. Don’t look for Steven Gerrard or Wayne Rooney or Frank Lampard to lead the charge, however; this team belongs to Tottenham’s world-class striker Harry Kane and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling. Mix in two quality fullbacks in Danny Rose and Kyle Walker, along with a fleet-footed striker in Jamie Vardy, and England could accomplish the inconceivable: impressing its demanding fans.

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

Dele Alli Clive Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Dele Alli Raheem Sterling Clive Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Raheem Sterling Harry Kane Clive Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Harry Kane

More World Cup Squads

Marcus Rashford Clive Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Marcus Rashford Fabian Delph Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Fabian Delph Jesse Lingard Clive Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jesse Lingard Danny Rose Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Danny Rose Gary Cahill Clive Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Gary Cahill Harry Maguire Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Harry Maguire Jordan Henderson Clive Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jordan Henderson Ashley Young Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ashley Young Danny Welbeck Clive Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Danny Welbeck Ruben Loftus-Cheek Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ruben Loftus-Cheek Nick Pope Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Nick Pope Eric Dier Clive Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Eric Dier Phil Jones Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Phil Jones Jordan Pickford Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jordan Pickford Kyle Walker Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Kyle Walker Jamie Vardy Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jamie Vardy Jack Butland Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jack Butland Kieran Trippier Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Kieran Trippier John Stones Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images John Stones Trent Alexander-Arnold Matthias Hangst - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Trent Alexander-Arnold



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