Pickford is number one choice goalkeeper for England

The Everton goalkeeper looks set to be Gareth Southgate’s first choice in Russia rather than Jack Butland and Nick Pope, who have been given the No 13 and 23 jerseys respectively. Southgate is understood to have told the players not to read too much into who wears the shirt numbers one to 11. However the decision to award Pickford the No 1 shirt – with Jack Butland wearing 13 and the uncapped Nick Pope 23 – is being regarded within the England camp as a clear confirmation, as expected, that the Everton goalkeeper will start in Russia.

The England squad by jersey number;

1. Jordan Pickford
2. Kyle Walker
3. Danny Rose
4. Eric Dier
5. John Stones
6. Harry Maguire
7. Jesse Lingard
8. Jordan Henderson
9. Harry Kane
10. Raheem Sterling
11. Jamie Vardy
12. Kieran Trippier
13. Jack Butland
14. Danny Welbeck
15. Gary Cahill
16. Phil Jones
17. Fabian Delph
18. Ashley Young
19. Marcus Rashford
20. Dele Alli
21. Ruben Loftus-Cheek
22. Trent Alexander-Arnold
23. Nick Pope

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