Chelsea star Mason Mount posts heartwarming throwback photo of him watching the 2006 World Cup as he reveals pride at being in included in England’s squad for Qatar

    Mason Mount has posted a touching throwback to the 2006 World Cup after he was named in the England squad for Qatar.

    Gareth Southgate has decided his 26-man squad for the upcoming tournament, with Mount being selected to represent the Three Lions.

    Mason Mount celebrates his goal against Germany in the Nations League.

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    Mason Mount celebrates his goal against Germany in the Nations League.

    The Chelsea star has had a slow start to the current campaign but has earned himself the honour of playing for his country on a global stage later this month.

    Mount has already made 32 appearances for the national team, and was part of the Three Lions side that reached the final of the Euros last summer.

    After the England squad was revealed, the 23-year-old took to social media to share his delight of the news, with the midfielder being one of three Chelsea players to earn call-ups alongside Raheem Sterling and Conor Gallagher.

    He posted a picture of him during the 2006 World Cup and accompanied it with a heartwarming caption: “Looking back at 7 year old me, sat on the stairs on holiday with my oversized England kit and St George’s face paint…

    “Watching the 2006 World Cup, I could only ever dream of one day having the honour to play even a small part in one.

    “Now that day has come and what an incredible feeling this is… I think back to the hours of sacrifice my family, friends and coaches all put in for me, and how I wouldn’t be here without them.

    “We want to make our country proud and bring it home. Come on England!!”

    After much speculation about who would be chosen to represent England in Qatar, James Maddison and Gallagher were two notable selections in the squad.

    The likes of Ivan Toney and Tammy Abraham missed out though, with James Ward-Prowse and Fikayo Tomori also not making the cut despite impressive performances at their respective clubs.

    Premier League sides will play one more round of fixtures this weekend before top flight club football pauses for the World Cup, which will kick-off next Sunday when hosts Qatar face Ecuador.

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