Leicester City players in the World Cup, backpass and present talk
DATE: 17.05.2018 - THE CUNNING FOX - BLOG
Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy are both
included in the England squad going to Russia next month. A number
of other foxes can also make the trip, here are the facts so far
and Harry Maguire will both
represent England, and the two first to do so since Gordon Banks
played in the 1966 World Cup. Since then no Leicester player has
been included in any World Cup squad until now in 2018.
Kasper Schmeichel is in the Denmark
squad of 35, but he is a certainty and first choice, so believe to
see him in Russia. Ahmed Musa, Wilfred
Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho
are all in the 30 men preliminary squad of Nigeria. All could be
Adrien Silva is among the 23 players
to be representing Portugal. Japan has not announced anything, but hopefully
Shinji Okazaki will make the squad,
being involved in most of the qualification games.
is in the Tunisia squad of 29. Hopefully he will be among the 23
players on the plane to Russia. Benalouane made his
Tunisia debut just recently in 1-0 win against Iran.
This is the pack of Leicester City players that could be in for a
chance to play in the World Cup this time. Going back thinking about
previous players to represent Leicester City in the World Cup, you
will always think about
Banks of course winning the World Cup in 1966, as a Leicester City
player, and Muzzy Izzet in 2002, picking up a bronze medal
representing Turkey in South Korea and Japan.
Northern Ireland reached the World Cup in 1982 and 1986.
travelled to both tournaments, while
Paul Ramsey was
included in 1986.
In the 1958 World Cup,
Ken Leek and
represented Wales and N Ireland. Cunningham played in all the games
as N Ireland reached an impressive quarter final. Leek was not
inolved and just part of the squad.
played in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, representing Algeria.
Matt Elliott (Scotland)
(Jamaica) were both representing Leicester City in the 1998 World
We should also mention Allan Clarke, Gary Lineker and
and of course Emile Heskey, who are all former players at Leicester
City, who all appeared in the World Cup, but for other clubs. Clarke
for Leeds in 1970, Shilton for Nottingham Forest (82), Southampton
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