Only one England player makes Fabrizio Romano’s World Cup Dream Team, Liverpool star & Man City trio in stunning XI

CaughtOffside columnist Fabrizio Romano named his World Cup Dream Team as we approach the 2022 tournament in Qatar, but only one player from England made his line-up!

Writing in his exclusive column for CaughtOffside’s Substack, Romano selected a truly impressive line-up from his selection of the players set to take part in the World Cup, with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice the only player from Gareth Southgate’s side to make it. to his first XI.

Rice is a huge talent and an excellent defensive midfielder, and his form proved to be key for England when they reached the Euro 2020 final last summer, but England fans may also feel it’s a bit harsh to leave out Harry Kane. , Phil Foden and Trent Alexander. -Arnold.

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Still, it’s also hard to argue with the quality of Romano’s lineup, with so many of the world’s best players set to take part in this year’s competition.

One player Romano regretted not being able to include was Erling Haaland, as Norway will not feature, but Karim Benzema, this year’s Ballon d’Or winner, is still a pretty decent option to have up front alongside Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. .

Check out the full lineup below…

Explaining some of his choices, Romano described Manchester City and Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne as “the best in the world at his position”, while also giving his City team-mate Joao Cancelo plenty of praise. , saying: “He is more than just a right-back: we have seen his skills, the quality of his passes. He is a top, top player.”

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On his central defense pairing, he said: “I think Ruben Dias and Virgil van Dijk would make a great duo in defense, they both have quality, leadership and international experience. Two top players who will surely be crucial for their national teams in Qatar.”

What do you think of Romano’s XI and what would you change? Tell us in the comments!

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