Monday, May 21, 2018

Harry Maguire named in World Cup squad

Harry Maguire has been named in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer.

Harry and Jamie Vardy become the first Leicester players to represent England at a World Cup since Gordan Banks won it in 1966.

Harry Maguire has had a remarkable first season with Leicester City. The central defender has played every minute of every Premier League game in his first campaign since move from Hull a year ago, one of only 5 outfield Premier League players to do so. Harry also picked up the player of the year and players’ player of the year awards for his efforts. This seasons player of the year award means that in 5 years as a pro Harry has won the player of the year every single season for the club he has played for.

His performances for Leicester  also earned him his first England call-up. He has gone on to make four appearances for his country and helped keep clean sheets in every one of them: against Lithuania, Germany, Brazil and Holland.

On Social media, Harry eluded to the fact that just two years ago he was in the stands as a fan watching the Three Lions in the European championships in France.

England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18.

Everyone at Triple S are delighted for Harry and his family. Kenneth Shepherd commented: “Harry’s call-up to the England squad is well deserved. His performances for club and country this season have been brilliant, and very consistent which is key. It’s been amazing to watch Harry’s progress over the last 7 years and be a part of his journey, and it’s not by chance he’s in this position, his hard-work, dedication and professionalism is second to none. Good luck on the world’s biggest stage Harry!”