The England players heading to Qatar were given a special send-off by being presented with their squad numbers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Prince William, President of The FA, made a surprise visit to St. George’s Park to join manager Gareth Southgate in revealing each number in front of the players and the Three Lions support team.

It was the first time each of them found out what they would wear on their kit during the finals.

Southgate said: “It was a nice moment to be with the group and Prince William, who has been a huge supporter of ours. I know how passionate the players are about their country and it was great to see what it meant to each of them as they came forward.”

Prince William said: “What you and Gareth have built here is something special, that’s clear to see.

“Play for each other, support each other, enjoy it, and I’m sure you’ll go far.”

An insight as to how England might line up in their opening tie against Iran, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was handed the NO.1 shirt, captain Harry Kane opened his box to find the famous NO.9 and Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallacher was last up to collect his unique NO.26 top.

BURTON UPON TRENT, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 14: Prince William, Prince of Wales presents an England shirt to Harry Kane of England at St George’s Park on November 14, 2022 in Burton upon Trent, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)


  1. Jordan Pickford
  2. Kyle Walker
  3. Luke Shaw
  4. Declan Rice
  5. John Stones
  6. Harry Maguire
  7. Jack Grealish
  8. Jordan Henderson
  9. Harry Kane ©
  10. Raheem Sterling
  11. Marcus Rashford
  12. Kieran Trippier
  13. Nick Pope
  14. Kalvin Phillips
  15. Eric Dier
  16. Conor Coady
  17. Bukayo Saka
  18. Trent Alexander-Arnold
  19. Mason Mount
  20. Phil Foden
  21. Ben White
  22. Jude Bellingham
  23. Aaron Ramsdale
  24. Callum Wilson
  25. James Maddison
  26. Conor Gallagher
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