REVEALED: Contained in the World Cup packages offered to each England participant by Prince William, that includes particulars of each previous wearer of their shirt quantity and an inspirational closing message from Gareth Southgate
England‘s stars had been offered with personalised packages by Prince William earlier than jetting off to Qatar as they bid to win the World Cup for the primary time in 56 years.
The 26 gamers chosen to symbolize the Three Lions joined up as a bunch earlier than the match on Monday, and got their squad numbers by supervisor Gareth Southgate.
Prince William arrived to greet the gamers on Monday night and provided some closing phrases of encouragement earlier than giving all of the squad members a bundle which instructed them the variety of gamers which have beforehand worn their shirt quantity, and contained an inspirational message from Southgate.
Harry Maguire posted on Twitter after receiving his bundle, alongside the caption: ‘Honoured to be offered with the well-known no.6 shirt by Prince William.’
Maguire’s bundle highlighted that solely 11 gamers have beforehand worn the No 6 on the largest stage, together with World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore, Southgate, and Sol Campbell.
Southgate’s prolonged message urged Maguire to make historical past with England within the coming weeks.
‘Put on your shirt with delight and embrace the chance to make historical past,’ Southgate wrote.
Harry Maguire has posted a photograph of himself receiving his bundle from Prince William on Monday night
The bundle confirmed gamers who had beforehand worn the No 6 and included a message from Gareth Southgate
England captain Harry Kane additionally posted on Twitter of himself with Prince William, alongside the caption ‘Pleasure within the shirt’
SOUTHGATE’S FULL MESSAGE TO MAGUIRE
‘Qatar 2022 shall be solely the sixteenth time England have appeared at a World Cup.
‘As we symbolize over 55 million individuals, of all ages from each neighborhood, additionally, you will keep in mind everybody who helped you to succeed in this level.
‘Put on your shirt with delight and embrace the chance to make historical past.’
England captain Harry Kane additionally posted a picture of his bundle being handed to him by Prince William, with the tweet: ‘Pleasure within the shirt’.
Kane, who received the Golden Boot on the final World Cup in 2018, will observe within the footsteps of England greats resembling Bobby Charlton, Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney by sporting the No 9.
Kyle Walker will arrive in Qatar having not featured for Manchester Metropolis since early October after present process groin surgical procedure.
Nevertheless, Southgate has proven religion in him after he starred in Russia 4 years in the past, and was named in UEFA’s workforce of the match ultimately yr’s Euros.
Walker has been given the No 2 jersey, worn by simply 13 England gamers earlier than him on the World Cup.
Fellow right-back Kieran Trippier has been in glowing type for Newcastle this season, and appears more likely to begin at wing-back when the match will get underway.
Trippier wore the No 12 shirt in Russia in 2018, and scored within the semi-final defeat in opposition to Croatia.
He’ll put on the identical quantity once more in Qatar, and posted a photograph of himself alongside Prince William on Instagram on Tuesday morning with the caption: ‘Nice to see the Prince Of Wales yesterday. I hope all of us handle to do you proud over the following 6 weeks.’
Kyle Walker has been given the No 2 shirt after recovering from a groin harm to make Southgate’s squad
Kieran Trippier will put on the No 12 once more, after starring in that shirt for England on the 2018 World Cup in Russia
Central defender John Stones shall be seeking to shine at one other World Cup within the No 5 shirt for England
John Stones scored twice on the 2018 World Cup, and will play alongside Walker and Trippier in a again 5.
He’ll take the No 5 shirt in Qatar, and has labelled it a ‘big honour’ to be going to a different main match.
‘An enormous honour to obtain my quantity 5 shirt for the World Cup from Prince William,’ he wrote on Instagram.