Why Kyle Walker received England call-up but not Reece James despite both having injuries

England employer Gareth Southgate has actually exposed why Kyle Walker was called in his 26-player World Cup team ahead of Reece James regardless of both coming off the back of injuries.

It was reported previously today that Southgate had actually notified James that he would not take any dangers with his injury therefore would be left out from his last choice.

However, Walker, who has actually not played given that going through groin surgical treatment last month, was called in the team, and Southgate was quizzed on this choice at an interview.

“Kyle is not back in full training yet but he will be available for the group stage,” Southgate stated.

“We had to make a difficult call with Reece, who is a fantastic player. But he wasn’t going to be available until, if everything went perfectly, the latter stages of the tournament.

“There were a lot of unknowns on this roadway to healing, and I do not believe we might take a gamer that’s not readily available for the group phase, I believe that would be considered conceited in some circles.

“If everything went well and he was available and ready, you’d be bringing him into a quarter-final after eight weeks out. That would be really demanding.”

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