World Cup 2022 LIVE: Denmark and Australia squad announcement and latest England news

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Man Utd’s Antony Santos celebrates making Brazil’s World Cup squad

The 2022 World Cup is almost upon us with managers frantically finalising their squads this week.

The deadline to confirm the 26-man squads is 13 November, a week before the tournament starts in Qatar with the hosts taking on Ecuador.

Brazil confirmed their squad on Monday with Tite including Arsenal forwards Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus, but leaving out Roberto Firmino. Australia have been the latest country to name their 26-player group, while Christian Eriksen has been included in Denmark’s preliminary squad.

Gareth Southgate has plenty of issues to scrutinise over in the coming days, before the final squad is announced on Thursday, with injuries and breakout performances and form from the likes of James Maddison and Ben White, as well as the fitness of Kalvin Phillips.

Follow all the latest news and squad announcements from the 32 teams below:


Christian Eriksen named in Denmark’s preliminary World Cup squad

Christian Eriksen has been named in Denmark’s preliminary World Cup squad.

Eriksen said it would be a “dream” to feature in the World Cup ahead of his return to the pitch in January, following his cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at the Euro 2020 finals.

Denmark have named 21 players, and will add a further five ahead of the deadline next week.

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Denmark preliminary squad

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Nice), Oliver Christensen (Hertha Berlin).

Defenders: Simon Kjaer (AC Milan), Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace), Joakim Maehle (Atalanta), Andreas Christensen (Barcelona), Rasmus Kristensen (Leeds United), Jens Stryger Larsen (Trabzonspor), Victor Nelsson (Galatasaray), Daniel Wass (Brondby).

Midfielders: Thomas Delaney (Sevilla), Mathias Jensen (Brentford), Christian Eriksen (Manchester United), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham).

Forwards: Andreas Skov Olsen (Club Bruges), Jesper Lindstrom (Eintracht Frankfurt), Andreas Cornelius (Copenhagen), Martin Braithwaite (Espanyol), Kasper Dolberg (Sevilla), Mikkel Damsgaard (Brentford), Jonas Wind (VfL Wolfsburg).

Jamie Braidwood8 November 2022 08:55


Kalvin Phillips gives injury update ahead of England World Cup squad announcement

Phillips underwent surgery on his shoulder in September and has not played since, although the Manchester City midfielder could return to the bench for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup fixture against Chelsea.

However Phillips, who starred for England during their run to the Euro 2020 final, has completed 90 minutes just once this season – raising fears that he may not be fit enough to play a part for England in Qatar.

But the 26-year-old believes he is able to start for England if required, ahead of their opening game against Iran on 21 November.

Jamie Braidwood8 November 2022 08:50


Dani Alves: Brazil manager Tite explains defender’s World Cup squad inclusion

Now aged 39, Alves is playing in Mexico for UNAM but has not featured for a month due to a knee issue.

Head coach Tite has detailed exactly why Alves, the oldest and most-capped player in the squad, has been retained as Brazil look to end a wait of 20 years to win the World Cup again.

Jamie Braidwood8 November 2022 08:47


Gareth Southgate finalising England squad for World Cup ahead of Thursday announcement

Gareth Southgate is preparing to manage England at a third major tournament as he begins to narrow down his squad for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

Fifa have permitted an expanded squad size for the tournament, with countries now permitted to include up to 26 players in their selection, with a minimum of 23.

Each nation’s final squad must be submitted by 13 November 2022, one week before the World Cup begins on 20 November.

The replacement of injured or Covid-19 positive players will be permitted until 24 hours before the start of a team’s first match in Qatar.

Jamie Braidwood8 November 2022 08:45

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