Great news: the 2014 Panini World Cup sticker album is out, and the predictions on England’s World Cup squad composition makes some interesting viewing.
Despite having played phenomenally well this campaign, no Southampton players have managed to make the cut for the England squad according to Panini.
While it’s worth noting that Panini are simply trying their best at guessing the squads who’ll be in Brazil this summer, it also should be pointed out that the sticker album does not have 23 players per squad.
That said, the fact that neither Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert or Luke Shaw are in the sticker album speaks volumes. Also excluded from the Three Lions squad are Manchester United duo Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones.
Also speaking volumes – quite literally – is Olivier Giroud’s hair.
The Arsenal centre forward is selected in France’s World Cup squad, and the Gunners striker hair for the sticker album is pumped up to the max.
See some of the early pictures of the 2014 Panini World Cup sticker album below.