Football NewsReece James hopes to be named to England’s World Cup squad
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English right-back Reece James admits his recovery from injury has been slow, but the player remains hopeful of making the England squad for the 2022 World Cup.


How was everything?

England international Reece James faces a race against time to qualify for the World Cup after suffering a serious knee injury against Milan in the Champions League on 11 October. The 22-year-old right-back was initially ruled out for eight weeks by Chelsea, but the player has vowed to do everything in his power to be fit on time.


What did Reece James say?

The England national team right-back has said he needs to keep working hard over the next few weeks and see where he is on call day. According to Reece James, he will try and not exclude himself. It’s still slow and in its early stages. James has been in rehab for two weeks now, so he still takes it every day. Reece James says the Blues’ medical staff didn’t give him a percentage of his chance of making it back to the World Cup. It depends on how he feels closer to time and how stable he is, according to Reece.


A little about Reece James

Reece James’s injury is a concern for England manager Gareth Southgate as the Blues’ full-back would have been in the squad as well as a likely starter for the Three Lions in Qatar. Gareth Southgate could also be without another right-back, right-back Kyle Walker, for the tournament as the Man City defender is sidelined with a groin injury.

England international Reece James is the youngest Blues player ever to score and assist a goal in the same Champions League game.


What’s next for the club?

England manager Gareth Southgate will announce his 26-man World Cup squad on 10 November. Their first game is against Iran on 21 November.