10 Outsiders Who Could Make England's World Cup 2018 Squad

Could any of these players be on the plane to Russia?

Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey during the Barclays Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle.
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The World Cup is less than two months away and, as is customary, England fans all around the nation are preparing for the grand event with a mixture of apprehension, excitement, and dread. It's fair to say that the Three Lions aren't going into this tournament as favourites, but with players like Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jamie Vardy having super seasons and even Jordan Henderson making it to a Champions League final, England fans may have a few extra reasons to be hopeful this year.

Some players have already booked their tickets to Russia through good performances and past successes, but there are still a few places arguably up for grabs on that all-important flight. New manager Gareth Southgate hasn't been afraid to take some risks since being appointed England boss and it's easy to imagine him springing a couple of surprises when he announces the final list of players set to jet off.

Here are a few players who might be in with an outside chance of earning a spot in the squad...


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