England's World Cup squad announcement video gets absolutely slated by fans 3 months ago

England's World Cup squad announcement video gets absolutely slated by fans

In an age where Alexis Sanchez plays the piano to announce that he is signing for Manchester United, and where Aston Villa create a fake Whatsapp group to create some buzz around the signing of John Terry, the FA have thought outside the box for their official World Cup squad announcement.

The FA released a video of various fans around the country revealing the surnames of each squad member with Harry Maguire's name hanging from a balcony, Ashley Young's name beaming across a smartphone and Jesse Lingaard's selection included with a clip of him celebrating scoring a goal in FIFA.

It's a very different approach to the standard team announcement of reading names off a sheet and its reception has been largely negative with a lot of fans lamenting the FA's decision to stray from traditional methods.

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Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's World Cup is as follows:

ENGLAND SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Butland, Pickford, Pope

Defenders: Walker, Trippier, Alexander-Arnold, Stones, Cahill, Jones, Maguire, Young, Rose

Midfielders: Dier, Delph, Henderson, Loftus-Cheek, Lingard, Alli, Sterling

Forwards: Kane, Rashford, Vardy, Welbeck