GARETH SOUTHGATE will deliver potential World Cup heartbreak on Thursday.
The England manager names his Nations League squad to face Italy and Germany tomorrow.
And a number of stars are sweating in the knowledge missing out will virtually end their chances of featuring in Qatar.
Tyrone Mings, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford hope for recalls after being overlooked from previous squads.
But Rashford — who last played for the Three Lions when he missed a shootout penalty in the Euros final — has been struggling with a knock.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney is set for a first call-up and that could be bad news for Roma hitman Tammy Abraham.
Tottenham’s Eric Dier looks likely to make his return having been frozen out for two years.
Despite struggling for Manchester United, Harry Maguire will remain in the squad as Southgate still rates him his best central defender.
Out-of-form right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold could benefit from rival Kyle Walker’s injury worry.
Jordan Pickford and Jordan Henderson are crocked while Luke Shaw is nursing a foot problem.
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England go to Italy a week tomorrow and host Germany three days later in their final match before Qatar.
Southgate names his 26-man World Cup squad on November 9 or 10 with their opener against Iran on November 21.
They then face USA on November 25, before their final group stage match against Wales on November 29.