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Joe Hart breaks silence on England World Cup snub

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Joe Hart breaks silence on England World Cup snub
Joe Hart has been left out of Gareth Southgates England World Cup squad (Picture: Getty)

Joe Hart admits he has been left gutted by Gareth Southgates decision to leave him out of Englands World Cup squad.

The 31-year-old has spent the last two seasons on-loan at Torino and West Ham but struggled to recapture the form which saw him play pivotal roles in two Manchester City title-winning campaigns.

Hart started all but one of Englands World Cup qualifiers but has been omitted from the Three Lions 23-man squad with Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Nick Pope set to contest the No.1 spot, while Tom Heaton has been placed on standby.

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England World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jack Butland (Stoke), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose (both Tottenham), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Phil Jones (Man Utd), John Stones, Kyle Walker (both Man City), Gary Cahill (Chelsea)

Midfielder: Jordan Henderson, (Liverpool), Eric Dier, Dele Alli (both Tottenham), Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young (both Man Utd), Fabian Delph (Man City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea),

Forwards: Raheem Sterling (Man City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).

Standby: Tom Heaton Heaton, James Tarkowski (both Burnley), Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jake Livermore (WBA).

Not going to lie, Im gutted, Hart wrote on his Facebook page.

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After 2 years of trying to make the most of a really tough situation, this is hard to take.

Im proud to have put in the graft and play every minute to qualify with team and have a really important input in that outcome.

I know what I bring to the team, but it is what it is .

Good luck to the team out there, the players know that even though I wont be there I will have my England shirt on as a fan this time and supporting all the way. No fear, go and smash it.

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