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World Cup squad shocks: Theo Walcott felt both sides of surprise selections

The ESPN FC panel are joined by Raf Honigstein to dissect Brazil's chances of winning the World Cup following the release of their 23-man squad. Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez break down Mexico's 28-man preliminary roster for the World Cup and who might miss out on the trip to Russia. France will have one of the strongest squads at the 2018 World Cup. Here's why. France has so many terrific players that they could field four completely different squads and still be competitive in the World Cup. Neymar will have help in Russia. Meet the players who can carry him and Brazil all the way to the final in Moscow. It goes without saying that Lionel Messi is Argentina's only hope. Here's just how much he meant during their rocky World Cup qualifying campaign. With 2018 World Cup squads being named, The Toe Poke takes a look at some of the memorable ways players have learned they are in or out down the years. Paul Gascoigne (1998) In the run-up to France 98, England manager Glenn Hoddle took an unorthodox approach to whittling down his squad which basically involved the players having to attend pre-arranged 'appointments' with the boss in his hotel room to discover their fate. Famously, this all backfired when Gazza was called in, only to be told he was......


Published By: ESPN FC - Tuesday, 15 May

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