Maddison makes final squad to represent England in much anticipated World Cup 

By Raphael Caron

World Cup fans living in Leicester will have one more reason to get excited for the tournament, after England’s team announced that hometown Premier League team player James Maddison will have a spot on the roster.

The 25 year-old Coventry native currently leads his team in scoring with six goals and four assists. Leicester City are currently ranked 13th, with a 5-2-8 record.

In a press conference on Thursday(NOV10), Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers praised his star players and shared his thoughts on why he deserved his roster spot among Gareth Southgate’s team. 

“I think his level of consistency, the work ethic and the talent, what he’s proven over these last few years has swung that decision for him.”

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers in press conference giving his thoughts on Maddison making the England World Cup team (image via

Rodgers also made it clear that Maddison’s goal was to make the team and that he was working hard to do so. 

“I’ve always sensed with James that desire to improve and be the best he can be.”

 Other stars to have made the England squad include Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur, Declan Rice from West Ham United and Raheem Sterling from Chelsea.

The squad is composed of 25 players in the Premier League and another playing on the European continent.

England will start the tournament in Group B. Maddison and his fellow countrymen will represent their team for the time in the tournament on Monday, November 21, against Iran. 

The team will also play on November 25 against the United States, finishing the group stage four days later against Wales.

For now, Maddison will relish his opportunity to represent his country alongside the best players in the world.

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