England’s World Cup squad for 2018 was delivered with a difference on Wednesday afternoon.
Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate picked his 23-man group for June’s trip to Russia earlier in the day, and it’s one of the youngest England squads ever to head to a major tournament.
And keeping with the spirit, we asked young fans from across the country to help announce the players who will be working towards a successful summer in June and July.
The squad release video was shot on location at Wembley and in towns and cities throughout England with many of the youngsters able to pay homage to their own local idols.
Among the football-mad teens involved were players from local grassroots clubs such as Moorside Rangers in Manchester and Sheffield Wednesday Ladies FC U16s.