Everton Quartet Called Up For The World Cup

Jordan Pickford and Conor Coady have both been named in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad for this winter's World Cup.   

The Three Lions manager announced his official tournament party on Thursday at 2pm, with the group due to meet next week before flying out to Qatar.   

Pickford has been in fine form for the Toffees this season and is set to play another pivotal role for England, just like he did during their run to the semi-finals of the 2018 Russian World Cup, and in their journey all the way to the final of Euro 2020 last year.   

He has 45 caps following a senior debut in November 2017 which came five months after joining Everton from Sunderland in a record transfer for a British goalkeeper.  

Teammate Coady, who joined the Blues on a season-long loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers in August, was called up to Southgate’s squad for recent UEFA Nations League clashes with Italy and Germany and will now be hoping to add to his 10 senior caps in the coming weeks.   

England will commence their bid for World Cup glory against Iran in Doha on Monday 21 November. They then face USA four days later in Al Khor before finishing the group stage against Wales in Al Rayyan on Tuesday 29 November.   

Elsewhere, Belgium also announced their 26-man squad for the tournament on Thursday – and Everton midfielder Amadou Onana was named within the group by former Blues manager Roberto Martinez.   

The 21-year-old arrived at Goodison Park from Lille in the summer and has won two senior caps for the Red Devils, the most recent of which came back in September when he featured in a 1-0 defeat to the Netherlands.  

Fellow Blues midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye is also heading to Qatar after his place in Senegal’s 26-man squad was confirmed earlier this week. Currently on 96 caps, the 33-year-old could overtake Henri Camara (98) to become Senegal’s most-capped international if he features in all three of their up-and-coming group stage fixtures.      

Keep an eye on throughout the World Cup for regular updates on how our internationals are performing for their respective nations.