‘It’s D-Day’: Newcastle United star Callum Wilson gives final England World Cup thoughts

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Callum Wilson and the rest of the England squad hopefuls will find out if they will be on the plane to Quatar for the World Cup later today.

Callum Wilson has said that he will be "chilling" today as Gareth Southgate announces his final England international squad for the World Cup this winter.

The Newcastle man referred to today as 'D-Day' with England players waiting with bated breath for confirmation that they would be on the plane to Qatar. Despite the imminent huge announcement, Wilson said that he wouldn't be stressing and would wait patiently for the news at 2 pm today.

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Wilson has only made four appearances for England over his career, the first coming in November 2018 and the most recent a 14-minute cameo in October 2021. Nonetheless, the striker's fine form in the Premier League has seen his name rise to the top of Southgate's potential options for this year's World Cup.

The Magpies forward has never represented his country at a World Cup Newcastle United provide Callum Wilson & Kieran Trippier injury update ">with his frequent injury niggles but remains confident that he will get the nod from the former Middlesbrough boss later today.

Speaking on The Footballer's Football Podcast with West Ham United striker Michail Antonio, Wilson said: "I don't know and won't know until Thursday. I've tried to work hard to get myself into a position to be in there in Southgate's mind where he can choose me, that's all you can do. Thursday is D-Day, I'll find out. I'll be delighted if I am and, if I'm not, I'll go again for the next opportunity."

Harry Kane is a shoo-in for Southgate with Tammy Abraham seemingly likely to also get the nod. Many supporters then believe a third striker spot to be up for grabs between Wilson and Brentford striker Ivan Toney, who has also impressed in the Premier League so far this season.

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Callum Wilson is hopeful of a place in the squad (Image: Getty Images)Callum Wilson is hopeful of a place in the squad (Image: Getty Images)
Callum Wilson is hopeful of a place in the squad (Image: Getty Images)

Speaking to The Telegraph about his World Cup hopes, Wilson added: "I don't think I could have done any more. It's six goals in 10 games, with two or three assists. I've tried to give everything to the cause, everything I can. Hopefully, my best is good enough. I've achieved a lot given where I started in my career, but this is the ultimate; this is the final leap and the pinnacle of what you can achieve, playing for your country at a World Cup."

England kick-off their World Cup campaign against Iran on Monday, November 21 before taking on the USA and Wales in Group B games.

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