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Emotional Mason Mount opens up on England World Cup 2022 squad call-up and shares amazing throwback pic

GOING to a World Cup is a dream for any young footballer – and Mason Mount will realise his in Qatar.

Despite an inconsistent start to the season, the Chelsea star was named in Gareth Southgate‘s 26-man squad on Thursday.

Mason Mount is heading to his first World Cup in Qatar
Mount, with his face painted, said on Instagram that it’s a dream to be going to the World Cup

Mount has already won 32 caps for his country, five of which came in his first major tournament at Euro 2020 last summer.

But the World Cup is on another level.

And the 23-year-old, who’s been picked alongside best pal Declan Rice, expressed his delight on Instagram soon after the announcement.

Mount has clearly been waiting his entire life for this moment and uploaded a throwback photo of his younger self followed by a heartfelt message.

He said: “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!!”


Mount came off the bench to help rescue a draw against Germany in September and will be hoping to get the nod from Southgate after being on the bench for the last three games.

England get their campaign underway against Iran on 21 November before facing USA and Wales later in the group.

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