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Iwobi Arsenal's teammate drop from England World Cup squad

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Southgate will hope to improve on England's showing in recent tournaments after they were knocked out in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup and the round of 16 at Euro 2016.

However, in this era of football, there are many good players and it's becoming tough for managers to name their squad.

Southgate's decision comes six months on from him revealing Hart remained his No 1 as he responded to claims concerning Butland from England legend Gordon Banks.

Joe Hart has reportedly been told he won't be part of England's 23 man World Cup squad.

Southgate added that informing players they would not be going to the World Cup was "the most hard conversation" a coach can have.

Goalkeeper Hart has had a torrid few seasons which has seen him slip down the pecking order for first-choice stopper for the national team.

Gary Lineker has said England should "write off" this summer's World Cup and instead treat the tournament as an opportunity to provide global experience for the country's talented youngsters.

However, Wilshere has started just 12 Premier League games this season at Arsenal and was not named in Arsene Wenger final two matches with of the campaign due to the birth of his child. However, Heaton can still make it to Russian Federation as he is expected to be Southgate's fourth choice if Pope, Pickford or Butland sustains injury before the tournament.

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has been in fine form lately and has made a late push for a place in Southgate's 23-man squad.

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